What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using a device to stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin. Microneedling is safe and effective on all skin types without the risk of discoloration. This procedure is performed by one of the licensed and qualified medical professionals from our Simply Radiant team, and has proven to be a great solution for many skin conditions.
- Reduces scars caused by acne, surgery, or burns.
- Fades stretch marks.
- Reduces fine lines and deep wrinkles.
- Evens skin pigmentation.
- Tightens sagging skin.
What Is The Procedure Like?
The micro-needling device used looks like a shaving razor with a drum. The drum can differ in widths and is embedded with hundreds of fine micro-needles that penetrate the skin. The entire procedure is all-natural and fast:
- The medical professional applies a numbing cream to the treatment area.
- Then rolls the micro-needling device across the treatment area, puncturing the skin in a specific pattern.
- As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound.
- This creates a controlled injury on and below the skin’s surface. The “injury” triggers the body to “fill” these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin, and by stimulating skin cell regeneration.
- The patient resumes regular activities almost immediately.
How The Process Works
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), works by stimulating the immune system and wound-healing mechanisms. As the tiny needles penetrate the skin and cause micro-wounds, it triggers an intense inflammatory reaction that begins a cascade of subsequent responses. The skin’s nerve receptors and defense mechanisms sense these subtle needle intrusions as a specific type of injury and begins healing the surface accordingly.
During the healing process, skin cells (within a 1 to 2 mm radius around the pricking channel) release growth signals to undifferentiated cells, otherwise known as skin stem cells. These signals also stimulate the rapid growth of new fibroblasts and other wound repairing cells.
Say “Goodbye” To Scarring
Have lots of scarring? The new collagen fibers created from a microneedling treatment thicken the skin and fill in atrophic scars, revealing new, fresh skin in the treatment area. This reaction is called collagenesis. The wound healing process also stimulates the rapid growth of endothelial cells (the thin layer of cells which line capillaries and blood vessels). In turn, this creates new capillaries for better blood supply to the skin. This reaction is called angiogenesis.
During the micro-needling procedure, tissue damage is unlikely because the needles are very fine and thin. In fact, skin integrity actually remains intact even though it reacts as if it had been “injured.” The tiny wounds caused by the micro-needles are repaired and close very quickly. No tissue lesion can be detected, infections are rare, and there is nothing to repair.
Schedule A Microneedling Treatment
If you’re concerned about dark spots, fine lines, or sagging skin, our microneedling treatment might be the perfect solution. Schedule your consultation with Simply Radiant in Las Vegas to discover if this form of Collagen Induction Therapy treatment is right for you.