All the Information You Ever Needed About Micro-Needling

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Introduction

Micro-needling is a process that involves the use of a device created from micro-needles that are usually manually pushed or rolled against the skin. The needles are designed to penetrate (as deeply as possible) beneath the epidermis but do not directly enter the dermis, thus avoiding trauma. In most cases, micro-needling does not require the insertion of any additional substances such as lidocaine, which means it can be used on its own without any added pain relief. Micro-needling stimulates collagen production and accelerates cell regeneration; in this way, it is often considered an effective skincare tool due to its positive effects on collagen stability and reduction of acne scars.

Edward Fung MD is a Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, with his clinical focus on cancer prevention and treatment using minimally invasive surgical procedures; he also researched to improve the efficacy of existing therapies for several cosmetic conditions – such as rosacea and pigmentation disorders – using photodynamic therapy (PDT). Edward graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1986 with a medical degree before completing a dermatology residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1995. He also has Master’s degrees from New York University (1995) and Georgetown University (2000), all in medical fields.

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Is It Painful?

Micro-needling is a procedure that involves injecting tiny needles into your skin to help promote collagen production and reduce wrinkles. It can be done in your office, or you may have one of our board-certified dermatologists perform the procedure at our office.

There are two types of micro-needles: manual (the needle is inserted manually) and automated (the needle is inserted with an electric motor). There are also different kinds of disposable pens used for either kind: manual ones use blunt needles while automated ones use sharp points so they’re more effective at stimulating collagen production in the skin.

What Type Of Micro-needling Pen should I use?

The type of micro-needling pen you choose will depend on your skin type, the area you want to try, and eat, and your budget. The most common types include:

  • Micro-current: This device delivers small electrical current pulses to stimulate collagen production. It also heats up when it’s turned on to help with blood flow, which helps deliver more nutrients into the skin.
  • Epidermal Needling (EN): This device uses needles that penetrate deeper layers of your epidermal layer (the outermost layer), making them easier to reach for effective results. EN treatments can be performed at home or in a clinic setting where a licensed medical professional will administer them by hand or machine tools depending on how deep they need to go into your skin.

How does it work?

Micro-needling is a skin needling device that creates micro-channels in the skin. It’s thought to be an effective way of increasing collagen production and improving texture and tone, as well as reducing wrinkles.

The device has two parts: a roller head which is used to roll the needles across your face, and an applicator stick for administering the product (which can be purchased separately). The roller head sits on top of one of these sticks; when it’s turned on, it applies pressure onto your face while rolling over it with its needles. This motion causes friction between each needle and your skin, creating tiny holes that allow healing ingredients such as vitamin C or hyaluronic acid (which plumps up dry areas) to enter into these channels—the same ones filled with stem cells from stem cell spas!

What are the benefits of micro-needling?

Let’s start with what micro-needling is not. It’s not a treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, as some people have claimed it to be. It doesn’t address acne scars or hyperpigmentation, either. But if you’re looking for other ways to improve your skin texture and appearance, here are some potential benefits:

  • Helps with acne scars.
  • Improves skin texture (for example, by treating fine lines).
  • Treats stretch marks (if they’re caused by pregnancy).
  • Reduces hair loss.
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Is micro-needling expensive?

While micro-needling is certainly not cheap, it’s also not as expensive as some people think. A single treatment can cost anywhere from $100 to $200, depending on where you go and what type of treatment your skin needs. This price range is comparable to other noninvasive procedures that improve overall appearance and health in the face of aging or sun damage (like chemical peels).

How long does each session take?

The length of time each treatment takes depends on the area being treated and your skin type. For example, if you have acne scarring or rosacea, micro-needling may take only a few minutes to complete. If you have wrinkles or sun damage that need improvement, it could take longer; this is especially true if multiple areas are being treated at once (for example, if you’re getting both eyes done).

The number of passes used also affects how long each session will take: more passes mean less pain because they’re finer needles that go deeper into the skin’s surface than those used in traditional body hair removal methods like waxing or threading (which tend not to cause significant discomfort).

Am I a good candidate for micro-needling?

You should be at least 18 years old to use micro-needling.

You must also:

  • Do not have any active skin infections or open wounds that cannot be treated by your doctor? If you do have a past infection, you will need to wait until it has cleared up before applying the needle.
  • Do not have any active acne or open lesions on your face (pimples). Even if you were using topical treatments for acne before starting micro-needling, they may not be effective with this treatment because it reveals new pores and causes irritation that could worsen existing spots of acne (and make them worse). This is why we recommend doing an initial consultation with us before beginning treatment so we can discuss all potential side effects and complications related directly or indirectly due!