by Dr. Carla Garcia, D.O.M
The next big thing in our search for the fountain of youth is here. Micro-needling is replacing laser and derm-abration procedures in many medical offices because it is less invasive, very effective and is much less expensive. Good Morning America on the ABC network reported on Micro -needling. Watch the 2 minute video below:
For skin micro-needling, we use an electric, pen shaped, skin needling device with a sterile, disposable fine needle tip, along with collagen-stimulating products. These products help to break down old scar tissue and stimulate the growth of new skin cells. This cell growth/multiplication results in the formation of new layers of elastin and collagen fibers.
Once the skin is cleansed, the device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of 0.5mm to 2.0mm to create numerous tiny needle holes. In response to the treatment, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
Most people will experience redness and swelling for 12-48 hours. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant-looking. Your skin will continue to improve over the following weeks. Depending on the treatment goal which determines needle depth, numbing cream can be applied to reduce discomfort. Post-treatment infection is very unlikely because the tiny holes created by the sterile micro-needles close within one hour.
Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen formulation we recommend 2-3 treatments, 4 to 5 weeks apart. For scar reduction, an average of 3 to 6 treatments, 6 weeks apart are recommended. The number of treatments required depends on how each individual responds to the treatments. Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment.
The regular price for a full face treatment is $325.
For the months of September and October we are offering the full face treatments for only $275.
Dr. Carla Garcia’s practice offers Thermography, Acupuncture, ELR and more. Call to schedule today! 505-271-6608, www.ThermographyNM.com.