There is no question that microneedling has become a very popular skin rejuvenation option. But is getting this treatment worth it? Well, 86% of RealSelf reviewers think so! Here at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery, we think so, too. If we didn’t believe in the benefits of microneedling, we would not offer it to our patients.
What’s so great about microneedling?
For one thing, it is very versatile
Dr. Elizabeth Hernandez recommends microneedling for patients who want to improve the appearance of:
- Fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Rough texture
- Acne scars
- Traumatic scars
- Stretch marks
Microneedling can even help firm the skin in some cases. Many people considering professional skin enhancement do so for more than one reason, so we know you could easily be dealing with several of the issues listed above. The fact that microneedling can address all of them at the same time makes it a very inviting choice.
Not only that, we can treat skin almost anywhere on your body. The microneedling device is very small, which means even tiny areas can be treated as successfully as larger areas of the body.
Everyone is a good candidate for microneedling
This procedure is safe and effective, for all skin types and colors, something we cannot say about many alternative treatments. Microneedling is also appropriate for older teens as well as adults.
Microneedling is a natural way to stimulate collagen and elastin production in the skin. As the tiny needles prick the skin, they trigger new cell growth and the fresh, healthy cells create a smoother, more even and vibrant appearance. Needle depth is adjusted according to each patient’s specific skin type and condition.
While you can see improvement after just one treatment, multiple microneedling sessions are recommended – typically from 3-6, depending on the type and severity of your skin condition. You can work your way to optimal results, in a gentler and more strategic way, rather than undergoing a harsh one-time procedure that could be painful and will require real downtime to recover.
Plasma makes microneedling even more worth it
You may choose to include application of platelet-rich plasma as part of your microneedling treatment. Dr. Hernandez recommends this because all patients benefit from Plasma. It helps improve all skin conditions, because the platelets deliver concentrated growth factors directly to the treated skin, further stimulating regeneration of collagen, elastin and blood flow. Plasma is simple and safe because the platelets come from your own body.
DIY is so not worth it!
Not surprisingly, the popularity of microneedling has spawned a variety of off-the-shelf tools you can buy to perform this procedure on yourself at home. This may be cheaper, but it could cost you dearly in the long run.
Microneedling is technically an invasive procedure – minimally so, but it does use a series of needles to puncture your skin. Do-it-yourself microneedling puts you at risk for serious infections (some of which can lead to sepsis and death), not to mention permanent scarring.
Microneedling at Eterna Cosmetic Surgery is a sterile procedure, performed in a clinically appropriate environment. We use sterile, disposable supplies, including the tip that holds the 14 needles. For many patients, those needles need to reach the deepest layers of the skin. So we also apply prescription-strength numbing cream to ensure that the procedure will be comfortable as well as effective.
We also have the training and experience to perform microneedling precisely as needed to produce the best possible results for you. You can relax, confident you and your skin are in capable hands.
So worth it!
Is microneedling the best choice for you? Let’s find out. Schedule a personal consultation, so we can sit down with you to evaluate your skin and discuss the best treatment plan to achieve the improvement you want.