Microneedling: Fad or the Future?

White Orchid Spa

Microneedling Procedure

Movie and music awards season is just around the corner, and that means celebrities are scheduling med spa appointments to ensure they look their best on the red carpet. High on the list of must-have treatments is microneedling, a quick, and minimally invasive procedure that’s been earning rave reviews from coast to coast. Microneedling is no fad, nor is it an ordinary facial, and our Vero Beach patients love to combine microneedling with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy.

Nonsurgical cosmetic treatments are paving the way for the future of the aesthetic world, and microneedling is already one of the most requested options. This affordable treatment offers excellent results with little to no downtime and provides a range of benefits with extremely low risks. Microneedling has an 89% “worth it” rating on the RealSelf website, where actual patients can post reviews and rate treatments.

What Is Microneedling?

One of the common features of today’s skin rejuvenation treatments is to create controlled injuries that trigger the production of collagen and elastin, two key building blocks for smoother, tighter skin. Microneedling does this by using tiny needles to create micro-channels in the skin. The needles are attached to a hand-held device similar to a pen. What distinguishes microneedling from other treatments is how it can be combined with platelet-rich plasma, serums, or other nutrients that are absorbed through the micro-channels created by the microneedling process. For example, the growth factors contained in PRP boost the skin’s ability to heal, and they actually create new cells. When microneedling is combined with PRP treatment the enhanced treatment provides a more complete results, which many patients enjoy.

More Than a Fad

Microneedling isn’t actually a new technique. Medical spas such as White Orchid in Vero Beach and other aesthetic practices have used some form of microneedling for years. But the development of therapies such as PRP make the treatment even more effective. Sometimes called collagen-induction therapy (CIT), microneedling can treat a range of skin care concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loose skin
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Acne scarring
  • Enlarged pores
  • Brown spots
  • Discoloration

In addition to med spa microneedling treatments, you can find microneedling products designed for home use, but they won’t produce the same level of results that can be achieved with a professional treatment. You should also be aware that home use has elevated risks associated with puncturing your skin in an environment that isn’t necessarily sterile.

Our experienced nurse practitioners at White Orchid Spa can not only perform microneedling treatments for you but also can create a comprehensive skin care regimen customized for your specific skin type that will enhance and extend the results you see from microneedling. People from throughout the Treasure Coast come to our spa for a range of aesthetic treatments. You can contact us using the online form to schedule a consultation or call (772) 231-1133 to schedule an appointment.

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