How Does Microneedle Technology Work?
Microneedle treatments can tighten up skin and remove fine lines and blemishes; it works by the principal of trauma. In this video, plastic surgeon Anthony Youn, MD, explains how microneedle technology works and what to expect during treatment.
Microneedling is a relatively newer treatment
that's getting quite popular to decrease the years, to basically tighten up skin, to remove fine lines, and even to remove banishes.
And basically, this works by the principle of trauma. Our skin is composed of collagen in tightly packed fibers.
And as we get older, that collagen and starts to denature. It starts to fall apart. And all the laser treatments, radio frequency treatments,
treatments used to tighten up the skin are used to tighten that collagen back up, using trauma. Well, lasers are very expensive.
And that is an issue for some patients. You can do chemical peels. But chemical peels have a long down time if you're doing an aggressive one.
Microneedling is a great way to create trauma to the skin to cause that collagen to tighten back up again, with less downtime and a lot less
cost. The way microneedling works is it utilizes several tiny little needles, and the needles will penetrate the skin anywhere from a half of a millimeter up
to two millimeter, sometimes more, to cause a little trauma to the skin to cause the collagen to tighten. Some doctors, afterwards, will place growth factors
on the skin to get good penetration of those growth factors. Others will actually put your actual growth factors
from your blood, onto the skin to cause that skin to actually tighten and to look more youthful afterwards.
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