The United States has seen and increase in clients switching to a new and upgraded procedure that doctors are saying is the “go to” treatment in cosmetics and dermatological practices. Why? It’s minimally invasive and every doctor knows, it will show results.

So, What is Microneedling?

The micro-wounds created by this process stimulate the release of growth factors and induce collagen production. The top layer of your skin, or epidermis, remains relatively intact, therefore limiting adverse side effects. These micro-lesions enable the skin to absorb topical applied active ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or protein-rich plasma, more efficiently by enabling them to reach deep into the skin and to work where they are needed, thereby minimizing fine line and wrinkles and moisturizing the skin instantly.

Micro-needling therapy has grown more popular and is becoming a more widely used treatment in cosmetic and dermatological practices. It is a minimally invasive procedure that uses fine needles to puncture the epidermis.

I googled Microneedling, which one do I choose? 

SkinPen of course! It’ the only FDA approved treatment that has the advanced Microneedling functions to receive the maximized results. Compared to the traditional roller stems, SkinPen causes fewer traumas and less damage to the skin. It features a disposable needle head that eliminates the risk of infection between patients, and adjustable needle depth that makes it possible to tailor the treatment for each individual skin type. As we age, the rate of skin cell turn-over slows and this type of procedure stimulates the body to produce new skin cells at a faster rate. It is a way to trick the body into healing itself more quickly. A series of four to six treatments is recommended and alternating with laser facial treatments three to four weeks apart will produce faster results.

Michelle Salcedo, RN, BSN

Michelle brings 17-years’ experience as registered nurse, with over 10-years spent in Medical Aesthetics and Dermatology, to GMA. She has extensive experience with Laser Treatments, JUVÉDERM® Filler and BOTOX®. Michelle is deeply committed to her patients and passionately remains knowledgeable of the most advanced medical aesthetic treatments and techniques including Microneedling and Chemical Peels. Michelle loves to spend time with her pets and family outdoors, hiking and camping.