By: Jennifer O’Connor (Owner/Skin Care Specialist Fusion Face & Body, Denville NJ)

After 20 years in the skincare industry, want to know what skincare treatment I am most excited about? So, after 15 years of being an Esthetician and 5 years in Clinical Trial Skincare read this Blog and Find out!

Microneedling or Medical Microneedling is experiencing a huge surge of popularity because its is a more affordable alternative to laser resurfacing and great for all skin types. Medical needling is superior to lasers because it eliminates the risk of melanocyte heat injury and actually optimizes cell function.

These treatments are popular because they offer visible results and a treatment is a fraction of the cost of a laser treatment. Now, this treatment is different to the roller type treatment that you can do on yourself at home. These roller treatments are great and can provide great results with consistent treatment utilizing the correct technique and home care products.

Medical needling typically doesn’t employ rollers but instead they feature a motor that rapidly applies a needle configuration in a stamping fashion to the skin. They almost look like a very large pen. Practitioners can vary needle length and speed to customize depth of penetration per each treatment area. Because the pens are much smaller than rollers it enables practitioners to get very close to the eye including the eye lid and the entire lip area can be treated thoroughly. Medical Needling uses very fine stainless steel needles to make channels into the epidermis and sometimes dermis to release growth factors that promote scarless healing and formation of normal collagen rather than scar collagen. It allows up 80% more absorption of topically applied nutrients.  The key to needling is the healing response that this process stimulates.

This treatment is considered safer than many other aesthetic procedures and the most common side effects are redness, swelling and bruising.

Medical Needling is most effective for:

  • Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Premature aging
  • Scars
  • Lax skin
  • UV damage
  • Stretch marks
  • Hair restoration

Frequency of treatment: Medical Needling treatments should not be performed any sooner than every 30 days. Generally six treatments are recommended for anti-aging, scars etc.Response is highly individual and there is no way to predict who will respond the best. I have noticed that most of my clients see results after their 1st treatment!

At Fusion Face & Body, I typically combine lighter acids with Needling and customize the treatment serums. Typically I use Hyaluronic Acid with Copper Peptides, Stem Cells with Hyaluronic Acid or Vitamin A & C Serums.  We are currently trialing combining the treatments with Lift +Fix from Lift Lab. A cosmeceutical serum clinically shown to have significant anti-inflammatory and wound-healing benefits.

If you are interested in improving your skin firmness and pigmentation concerns you should seriously consider a needling treatment! http://www.fusionfacebody.comScreen Shot 2017-08-12 at 6.16.36 PM

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