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What is microneedling and how does it work?

Posted February 9th, 2017

MicroNeedling is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles in order to induce production of collagen.

Microneedling creates a controlled Non-Thermal injury underneath the skin’s surface, thereby inducing the body to respond through the formation of new tissue layers of elastin- and collagen fibers as well as new capillaries for an improved blood supply. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and other skin texture changes.

I use the “COSMOpen” which is one of many devices for microneedling.  The Cosmopen has an exclusive disposable 12-pin needle-head, which allows me to control the depth of penetration and speed of the needles, up to 110 cycles/second, resulting in almost 1300 microchannels per second, that’s 20% faster than most first generation devices!

Usually patients will notice improvement after the the first or second treatment. More significant results occur after 4 to 6 treatments spaced 10-15 days apart. Collagen remodeling takes place over time. Skin will continue to improve over the next 6 to 12 months post COSMOpen treatments.

The treatment takes about 15 minutes.  Patients come in 15 minutes before the treatment to have a topical numbing cream applied to their skin.  The treatment itself is really not painful with the numbing cream (I have had 2 myself).  Some redness will persist for about 12-24 hours after the treatment.

I really love the results I am seeing in my own skin and my patients’.

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