Microneedling: Is it Safe?

The idea of puncturing your skin to rejuvenate it may be the last thing you might think of, nonetheless, it’s the ongoing trend.

Microneedling, also known as percutaneous collagen induction, is an innovative skincare treatment that uses a small device called Skin Pen. By puncturing tiny holes on the skin, the Skin Pen boosts the growth of protein fibers collagen and elastin, which help in skin tightening.

This minimally invasive procedure is considered to be a fractional treatment where only the skin around at the micro wound part gets affected, leaving the rest unharmed. The healing process results in a youthful glow, improved texture, and firmness along with diminishing scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks.

Dr. Jhonny Salomon

At Dr. Jhonny Salomon’s Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, Microneedling is often followed by PRP (platelet-rich plasma) or serums that are rich in vitamins for enhanced outcomes.

As the skin tends to repair itself,  collagen is produced when the body gets turbo-charged. The stimulating healing process takes place when the needles create tiny channels in the dermis. Dr. Salomon, with his double board certification in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, claims that through this procedure, therapeutic products can easily penetrate through the skin barrier, where they can work more efficiently.

Dr. Jhonny Salomon Plastic Surgery and Med Spa accurately treat individual areas encompassing the face and neck with adjustable needle depths to make the treatment more tailor-made to your specifications.

Microneedling is suitable for mostly all skin types and is also an affordable alternative to expensive laser surgeries. With minimal downtime, microneedle-treated skin may feel mildly sunburnt for about 24 hours after the treatment.

As the skin cells slough, it may also start to flake after a couple of days. After a week’s suffering, the rejuvenated skin surfaces, making you look younger and feel fresh. The pain is almost negligible as topical creams make their way during your treatment to lessen the sensitivity.