Microneedling at SPRSI

Youthful skin resists wrinkles because of substances like collagen and elastin that are responsible for its healthy integrity. They can also help the skin heal from scars due to surgery, stretch marks or severe acne.

Microneedling, or collagen induction therapy, stimulates your natural production of collagen and elastin to improve the "snapback" and overall appearance of your skin.

What Is Microneedling?

The easiest way to stimulate collagen production in order to heal your skin is to simulate skin damage and allow your natural healing abilities to take over. Causing damage to the skin seems like a strange way to heal it, but by keeping the damage small, no harm is done, and the results are tremendous.

Microneedling gently pierces the skin with tiny precise needles causing microscopic damage. Your skin produces more collagen to repair the damage left by the needles, and the result is healthy new skin that looks younger. The procedure is only minimally invasive and is performed after a slight numbing of the area, so there is no pain from the needles.

Microneedling also results in basically no downtime because of the microscopic channels that cause minimal inflammation and surrounding damage that is often associated with certain LASER therapies and deeper peels.

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Microneedling for the Skin

Dr. Brought uses microneedling to improve the overall look of your skin, reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging. When microneedling is applied to your face, the results can be exceptional, while the downtime and discomfort are minimal.

Dr. Brought may use growth hormones and peptides to enhance the results of your microneedling procedure in order to get the results you want.  He and his staff often prescribe a very specific skin care regimen following the procedure that have been proven to maximize your results by providing the nourishment your tissue needs during the remodeling process. 

Microneedling for Surgery Scars

Scar tissue is not identical to the surrounding tissue, so it stands out, appears raised and is thick and stiff. Removing scar tissue can trigger your body to grow even more scar tissue in its place.

When Dr. Brought applies microneedling to scars, the technique infuses the scar with normal skin cells by triggering the remodeling process, making it blend in better with the skin around it.

Microneedling for Acne

Through microneedling, Dr. Brought can make your topical acne creams more effective. The tiny holes left by the needles allow vitamin A creams to penetrate your skin and create healing at the source of the breakouts. One treatment can continue improving skin appearance for up to three months. Contact Dr. Brought for a consultation and treatment plan for acne.

Microneedling for Pitted Scars

Those scars that look like tiny holes in your skin can be filled in with your own tissue. Microneedling to stimulate collagen production encourages the body to fill in the holes naturally.

Microneedling for Stretch Marks

Combined with laser treatments, microneedling has the potential to improve the appearance of stretch marks. Consult Dr. Brought for a therapy plan to strengthen skin around stretch marks with collagen stimulation and other coordinated treatments.

Benefits of Microneedling

There are many benefits of microneedling, including:

  • Can be used on all areas of the body, not just your face
  • Makes your topical products work better
  • Diminishes the size of pores giving your skin a smoother look
  • Reduces the signs of aging by improving overall skin condition
  • Performed in the office with no down time for healing required
  • Improves the appearance of scars and wrinkles
  • Uses your own natural collagen and elastin to repair skin

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How Frequently Should Microneedling Be Done?

Microneedling is also not a treatment that should be performed more frequently than once a month.  The skin needs time to properly recover from the trauma triggered by microneedling and those who feel more frequent treatments are responsible for healthier, more plump skin are most likely seeing the effects of inflammation and swelling.  In the end, they are likely doing more harm than good. 

The Side Effects of Microneedling

Microneedling has very few side effects. There is an increased risk of infection and scarring, so the procedure should only be performed by a qualified surgeon. It is not a safe at home treatment. Home rollers are not sterile, sharp, and can actually cause microscopic tears in the skin instead of precise channels with controlled depth.  Dr. Brought an adjust the depth of the microchannels to a fraction of a millimeter depending on the anatomic location and thickness of skin.  Otherwise, there is risk for scarring and complications.

Nathan Brought, DO

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