Micro-needling: Safe and Affordable Skin Rejuvenation

Posted on July 1, 2016 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Micro-needling uses a pen-shaped instrument to make pore-sized, shallow pin pricks with an electric-powered roller wheel. The small puncture is retracted almost immediately. It is safe, effective, and popular amongst both men and women. The key to quality micro-needling is precision and cleanliness.

How does it work?

Micro-needling is an innovative new technology that can stimulate skin cell growth to remove wrinkles and decrease the visibility of acne scars. Compared to other rejuvenation treatments, it is a low-risk option that utilizes your skin’s own natural healing process to spur collagen development. Collagen is what the skin naturally builds when it is repairing blemishes, nicks, and other damages. The procedure uses a small wand that makes tiny needle pricks in the skin’s surface. Those small perforations help smooth the skin around the eyes and above the upper lip. While there are cheap, do-it-yourself pens out there, it is worth it to spend the extra money and have a professional use a quality, dermatologist-grade piece of equipment like the INNoPen, in a controlled clinical setting.

Precision is the Key

Precision ensures that the pen does not cause unwanted tissue damage and scarring. Sanitized tools and a clean clinical environment guard against infection, which can leave a person worse off after the treatment than before. The Innopen is one of the cosmetic and dermatology industry’s leading brands of Micro-needling pen. It employs a sealed treatment tip that protects against skin retraction. The Innopen has a fully powered electrical motor that moves the needles to precise depths, from zero to two millimeters, to an exactness within 0.1 millimeters. This level of accuracy allows for the development of collagen, the scaffolding of youthful, elastic skin, without any microscopic tearing. For this reason, a person considering this treatment benefit from professional treatment with a high-end instrument.

The Importance of a Professional

he other key to a quality experience is to obtain consultation and treatment from a board-certified and well-regarded cosmetic surgeon. In some cases, micro-needling with unhygienic equipment can deposit bacteria and other impurities into the epidermis, the outermost layer of skin. If untreated, these infections can require antibiotic treatment and leave pitting and scarring. Board-certified plastic surgeons are held to the highest professional standards and clinical practitioners are a patient’s best option for application of micro-needling treatment. Dr. Cynthia M. Poulos is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society, American Medical Association, International College of Surgeons, American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Inc. She is certified and in good standing with the American Board of Plastic Surgeons. Her decades of experience and expertise mean that you’re in good hands.

Contact Dr. Poulos today to learn how to heal your skin naturally.