Dermal needling also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy, Microneedling or skin needling. It is a treatment where sterile microneedles are applied to the face to create what we call “microinjuries” to the skin. This stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. As the needles are applied to the face they are also delivering products to help nourish and heal the skin.
Dermal needling is effective in correcting or removing fine lines, nourishing skin, reducing the size of large pores and lightening the appearance of acne scars or stretch marks. Dermal Needling is also highly recommended for young professionals looking to maintain youthful skin and prevent early signs of aging.
Like fractional laser skin resurfacing, dermal needling helps with improving the texture of skin, acne scars, fine line and stretch marks. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is more aggressive for deeper lines and wrinkles around the mouth and eyes however the advantages of Dermal Needling versus Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing for wrinkle reduction is that skin needling is not performed with heat which means that a level one chemical peel or microdermabrasion may be added at no additional cost during the session to enhance results. Dermal needling is also friendlier on your wallet as the expense of using laser it much greater.
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What is dermal needling?
Dermal Needling, Collagen Induction Therapy and Microneedling all refer to the same treatment. Some devices use a rolling pin and other use a rotary pen but all use small, sterile needles to create "microinjuries" in the epidermis and dermis. This creates a healing response in the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin production as well as leaving the skin more even in texture.
What does dermal needling work for?
Since we are able to adjust the depth and speed of the needles to suit your specific needs, dermal needling can treat a variety of skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, scars, stretch marks, and acne scars.
Am I a good candidate for dermal needling?
We do not recommend dermal needling if you have any active acne or breakouts in the area being treated. Since there may be pinpoint bleeding during treatment, it is not recommended for those who have any blood clotting disorders.
Dermal needling vs. laser skin resurfacing: which is better?
Both dermal needling and laser skin resurfacing are helping with the texture of the skin, treating acne scarring, fine lines, and stretch marks. They both give great results, but have their own pros and cons. One of the advantages of dermal needling is that it creates no heat, meaning a shorter social downtime and decreased potential side effects for darker skin tones as compared to laser. The downside is that, depending on the area being treated, it may require more treatments than laser skin resurfacing. At Denver Laser Solutions we often combine the two treatments in a series to get the best of both worlds.
Does skin needling hurt?
Location and needle depth are indicative of intensity, for example, bony areas like the forehead are a little more tender compared to a fleshy area like the cheeks. However the procedure is said to be well tolerated; feeling like a mild prickling sensation. But for the purpose of patient comfort your practitioner will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin prior to treatment to reduce any pain and discomfort.
What is a dermal needling treatment like?
Once the numbing cream is removed, we apply a layer of hyaluronic acid serum to help the device glide more smoothly across the skin. This serum also has an added benefit of infusing hydration and plumping the skin. Adjusting the depth to the area being treated, we treat the skin in multiple passes over the entire area, and then "spot treating" certain areas of concern.
What should I expect after treatment?
Immediately after treatment, you skin will feel warm and tight, almost akin to a sunburn. This feeling is temporary and usually subsides within a couple hours. We recommend not using any makeup for the rest of the day. A warm, flushed appearance is common and can last up to a week. Avoid exfoliating scrubs, alpha hydroxy acids, and any prescription retinoids in the area for at least three days. The collagen remodeling process takes time but most clients will start to see results 2-4 weeks following treatment.
Does dermal needling help acne scars?
Yes, it does. It is the more affordable but less aggressive option. For a more aggressive approach consider fractional laser skin resurfacing.
Does dermal needling help stretch marks?
Yes, it does. We use dermal needling for stretchmarks on the body and for darker skin.
How many treatments will I need?
Results are cumulative so with each treatment the area will improve, but we recommend a series of 3-6 treatments for best results. At Denver Laser Solutions we often mix several technologies and treatments to target your specific needs, so we highly recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation.
Can’t I do dermal needling at home?
Yes, you can. There are a lot of options available. Options available for home use tend to be a .5mm depth gauge. This means they are good for product absorption, but they do not go as deep as our rotary pen technology does, approximately 2mm in depth, which is better for increase collagen production and remodeling.