Micro-needling resurfacing uses specific techniques to improve skin texture, tone and scarring. Micro-needling has been effective in eliminating the visibility of age spots, freckles and sunspot; reduces acne scarring, minimizes fine lines, wrinkles and other imperfections. This is a noninvasive procedure with minimal down time and patients are not subject to the recovery time of most laser procedures.
Micro-needling promotes skin rejuvenation through a non-surgical procedure known as Collagen Induction Therapy. Dr. Patel uses a Vistapen micro-needling device. The Vistapen is comprised of tiny needles that vertically puncture the skin triggering the wound-healing response. This is a minimally-invasive treatment that uses the body’s natural healing response by encouraging the production of collagen and elastin, creating new skin tissue. When healthy skin cells promote healing and new skin cell growth, they also increase the production of collagen (a protein responsible for skin elasticity). Collagen production stops by the time a person is in their 30’s.
Micro-needling skin resurfacing can also be used to reduce the size of the pores and to increase skin elasticity and tightness. Patients have noticed results after a few treatments; however for optimal results, 6 treatment sessions is recommended. Come visit Reforma Dermatology to get your micro-needling done!