Is Micro-needling for You?
By Dr. Carla Garcia, D.O.M.
There are many anti-aging options available to keep us looking younger, ranging from Botox injections and face-lifts to chin implants. Micro-needling is now one of the hottest trends in our quest to stay young. It is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scaring, fine lines, wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues.
Micro-needling is a procedure that uses a pen like instrument to puncture the skin, creating controlled skin injury. This causes the body to respond and create new skin by encouraging the production of collagen and elastin.
Micro-needling has been around in one form or another for over 20 years. It is becoming a greater part of skin care practices for most aesthetic professionals. We have been offering the procedure in our clinic for more than four years.
A series of micro-needling appointments can cost a quarter of the price of multiple laser treatments. It is also a more comfortable procedure, with low risk and much shorter recovery or down time. ABC News featured Micro-needling in this 3-minute video:
Micro-needling done by a professional is far more effective than “at-home” rollers that do not go deep enough to stimulate the production of elastin and collagen needed to create new skin.
Patients that come to us for micro-needling say that treatments performed in our office are much more effective and thorough than treatments they’ve had at other clinics. We treat the entire face and neck, and carefully pass over each area in multiple directions to make sure nothing is missed. The technique we use also feels more comfortable to the client. We use a 36-pin disposable tip instead of the standard 11 or 12 pin tips and this insures full and deep coverage.
Rather than using inexpensive vitamin C or aloe vera serums during the micro-needling treatment, we use a pure pharmaceutical grade hyaluronic acid serum. Every patient gets a bottle of hyaluronic acid serum to use at home as well.
If you are looking to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, tighten loose skin, reduce stretch marks or brown spot appearance or drastically reduce mild to moderate acne scarring, and look younger now, call (505) 271-6608, to schedule your micro-needling treatment. Www.ThermographyNM.com