Microneedling 101

Wrinkles. Scars. Sun damage. Dry skin. Stretch marks. These are all common skin ailments our patients contend with on a regular basis. Unfortunately, many of these skin issues will only worsen as we get older. As you age, you might notice greater lines are starting to form due to reduced collagen or larger brown spots due to years of tanning in the sun.

Fortunately, we have good news. There is a way to renew your skin to its smoother, more radiant glory. With microneedling treatments, using some of the most elite and current technology, we help you look and feel your best again.

A common thing clients in our West Chester, PA office, want to know is what is microneedling exactly. Here’s everything you’ll want to know before undergoing treatment.

What Is Microneedling?

At Sciara Cosmetic Dermatology, we’ve invested in the most cutting-edge technology to provide our patients with the greatest possible safety, comfort, and rejuvenating results possible. Microneedling uses tiny needles to create minuscule perforations in the top layer of your skin. In response to these minor injuries, your body activates its natural healing processes, creating new collagen and elastin, two primary proteins for healthy, youthful-looking skin.

Microneedling is a fraction treatment, which means it only affects small portions of the skin at a time, leaving the surrounding areas unharmed. This allows us to target only the areas that you want to be treated for more rapid healing and shorter recovery times between treatments.

How Does Microneedling Work?

The key to microneedling lies in the way the skin responds to the treatment itself. Microneedling causes the skin to use its own healing abilities by creating new healthy cells necessary for soft, even-toned skin. The process triggers the formation of new collagen and elastin needed to maintain the skin’s firmness and plumpness.

Microneedling works by gently puncturing the upper epidermis of the skin. A handheld device equipped with small needles is applied to the skin to form tiny channels and stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, generating new collagen, new cell growth and a denser epidermal layer.

The help ensure these new cells are in optimal shape, a nutrient-dense serum is also applied to the skin. The channels created in the skin during the microneedling procedure ensure that over 80 percent of the serum can be absorbed into the skin.

What Are the Benefits and Results of Microneedling?

One of the main benefits that Microneedling offers is the increase in collagen production. Collagen is a natural elastic that gives the skin its supple and youthful appearance. The first thing you may notice after microneedling is an immediate glow, firmness and plumpness to the skin. You’ll also notice a decreased appearance in fine lines, sun damage, acne scars and age spots.


Give Microneedling a Try and Restore Confidence in Your Skin

Microneedling is the only skin rejuvenation treatment that simultaneously maximizes the penetration of your skincare products while simultaneously trigging healthy cell turnover in your skin. Both of these processes are foundational for beautiful, healthy, youthful-looking skin. After just one treatment at Sciara Cosmetic Dermatology, you will see vast improvements to your skin’s texture, tone and integrity.

To learn more about how microneedling can change your skin, contact us to schedule your consultation today – 610.696.1598!