Microneedling is a treatment that can be beneficial for many different skin types. It can improve skin texture, reduce hyperpigmentation, smooth acne scars, and stretch marks, and help the skin to be firmer and less lined.
At Vibrant Dermatology, we offer radiofrequency microneedling treatments with the PiXel8-RF® system to help our patients achieve many of these benefits. Dr. Ip and Marissa-Leavitt, PA-C offer comprehensive and compassionate care that can help you achieve skin that looks and feels more youthful and vibrant.
By developing a healthy skincare routine and following the right post-treatment care, the benefits of microneedling can be long-lasting. If microneedling is the right treatment for you, we can help you to get the most out of your RF microneedling sessions.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that stimulates new tissue growth and collagen and elastin production by creating microchannels in the skin. This is done by using a device that has needles that puncture the skin. By entering the skin at a precise depth, the needles create microchannels without damaging or scratching the skin.
As your body heals the microchannels, it produces collagen which forms a stronger support structure for the skin, making it feel firmer and more youthful. Through collagenesis, microneedling treatments can also help to fill in areas that have scarring due to acne or other injuries and can restore a softer texture.
At our practice, we utilize a microneedling system that also employs radiofrequency energy. RF energy heats the deeper levels of the skin stimulating a healing response and allowing both superficial and deep healing of tissues.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling Treatments?
Lifts Sagging Skin
If you are beginning to see sagging skin around your eyes, on your jawline, or on other areas of the face, this can be addressed with our microneedling services. By recruiting fibroblasts to these problem areas, collagen can be produced leading to the tightening of the skin and correction of jowls, under-eye bags, and more.
Smooths Lines and Wrinkles
Loss of collagen is one of the primary root causes of fine lines and wrinkles. Without the support system of collagen and elastin fibers in the dermis of the skin, the surface of the skin begins to wrinkle and fold. One of the primary microneedling benefits is helping to restore the skin’s support system so that wrinkles and lines can diminish in the skin.
By stimulating faster cell turnover, producing more collagen, and helping the skin to absorb more of the nutrients in your skincare products, microneedling services can improve hyperpigmentation in the skin. If you have hyperpigmentation due to sun damage or acne scarring this treatment can address those concerns.
Treats Acne Scars
At our practice, we use microneedling for acne scars because it is a non-invasive and low-downtime treatment that can rebuild collagen and restore new skin cells in areas that have become damaged by cystic acne or other types of inflammatory acne. Several treatments may be needed depending on the severity of the acne scars.
How to Make Your Microneedling Benefits Last
You may begin seeing microneedling results after just one treatment with our RF microneedling device. However, some patients may need more treatments before their skin concerns are resolved. Once you are happy with your results, you may be able to enjoy these results for months or even years depending on your skin and the concerns that were addressed. To lengthen the result duration we recommend that you:
Follow Your Doctor’s Post-Treatment Instructions
After your microneedling treatment, it is important that you follow all of your doctor’s post-treatment instructions. This can include staying away from harsh products or extreme sun exposure and allowing your skin to heal.
Protect Your Skin From the Sun
UV light is one of the most common external aging factors for the skin. To retain the results of your microneedling procedure longer, you should be sure to wear sunscreen any time you are out in the sun. Look for an SPF moisturizer and keep sunscreen in your purse or in your car.
Focus on a Healthy Lifestyle
Skin health can be improved by incorporating plenty of water and nutrients into your diet. Foods with vitamins C, D, E, and K, along with Omega-3s can help to improve the appearance of your skin and lengthen the duration of your microneedling benefits. Always talk to your doctor before taking supplements or making major lifestyle changes.
Talk to Your Dermatologist About a Skincare Routine
To improve or lengthen microneedling results, you can talk to your dermatologist about skincare products that can help to improve the health of your skin and target your individual concerns. Products that properly moisturize, exfoliate, and protect the skin can help your microneedling treatments last longer.
Schedule a Follow-Up Appointment
After your microneedling procedure, you can set up a follow-up appointment with your doctor to discuss your results and develop a plan for moving forward. You may need additional microneedling sessions or other treatments to help you work towards your aesthetic goals.
Microneedling Services in Dedham, MA
Microneedling with radiofrequency can offer benefits for many of our patients who are concerned about aging skin, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and other conditions and concerns. This treatment is minimally invasive and comes with less downtime than other treatments which can make it the right choice for individuals who want to boost the appearance of their skin without taking time away from work or social activities.
If you are interested in microneedling treatments, we would love to talk to you at Vibrant Dermatology. At our practice in Dedham, MA, we will spend time with you to help you get treatments that can improve the texture and appearance of your skin. Call us today or book a consultation on our website.