Everything You Need to Know About Microneedling

Microneedling has been around for decades, even though its benefits for your skin’s appearance have only recently come into the spotlight. If you’re just now hearing about the benefits of microneedling, there are some things you need to know in order to maximize the results of your treatment.

At SoCal Body Sculpt, Dr. Nilesh Bhoot offers the latest advancements in microneedling treatments using the Eclipse Micropen® to improve the overall condition of your skin and wants you to know what microneedling is all about.

The beginnings of microneedling

It’s widely believed that tattoo artists first used the microneedling process, calling it ‘dry needling’. It was a treatment meant to increase the health and smoothness of the skin.

However, microneedling dates back as early as 1905, when a German dermatologist started treating hyperpigmentation of the skin, birthmarks, and scars using needle therapy. He discovered that by causing controlled injuries to the skin, the body’s healing response kicks in, triggering the growth of new collagen.

Over time and through the work of additional dermatologists, dry needling evolved and became a popular way to naturally stimulate the growth of collagen to enhance the look of your skin.

In 1995, another dermatologist, Dr. Desmond Fernandes, discovered a new microneedling technique to treat wrinkles and fine lines. He also later developed a needle stamp for more efficient treatment.

Treats a wide variety of common issues

Microneedling doesn’t only enhance the natural beauty of your skin, it can also be useful in treating a variety of common conditions, including:

Based on your cosmetic expectations and your specific needs, Dr. Bhoot can effectively treat areas of concern using the same microneedling procedure.

Better than rollers

Dr. Bhoot uses the innovative Eclipse Micropen, which offers advantages over traditional dermal rollers. The Micropen allows him to make more precise movements to give you better results. It also gives Dr. Bhoot more control over the needle depth, an important factor in producing the expected results of treatment.

The Micropen also offers more safety for you as a patient than other microneedling devices and is safe to use on almost all skin types.

Customized treatment matters

Dr. Bhoot creates a customized treatment plan to address your unique skin issues and needs.

The Micropen offers variable positions to ensure he can treat even the delicate areas of your skin for more comprehensive results.

Safe and painless treatment

When performed by a knowledgeable professional like Dr. Bhoot, microneedling is a safe and effective treatment. He can provide a numbing agent to ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.

A lubricating serum can also be used to prevent friction with the pen and your skin. You only need to sit back and relax while he treats your skin according to his customized plan.

A little blood is normal

Some people shy away from the concept of microneedling because of the ‘needles’ and the potential for blood.

While it’s true there will be a little blood as a result of the procedure, the reality is that there’s only a very small amount of blood produced during treatment. It actually looks worse than it is, and the end results are well worth the effort.

It’s not just for the face

Dr. Bhoot can use microneedling wherever you might need to thicken your skin and reduce the visibility of stretch marks and other flaws.

Treatment areas can include your legs, buttocks, and chest. You may need more microneedling treatments to achieve results in these areas than you would on your face.

Dr. Bhoot can review your cosmetic goals to determine if microneedling is the right treatment for areas that concern you most.

There’s no downtime

Following treatment, you can expect to go about your business as usual without any limitations.

Dr. Bhoot may recommend avoiding makeup for a few hours and not using retinol products as your skin continues to heal.

You can expect some dry, flaky skin and some minor peeling after treatment. He can recommend the right kind of moisturizer to rehydrate your skin. Dr. Bhoot also recommends a high-quality sunscreen to protect it from the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

If you still have questions about what a typical microneedling procedure involves or what benefits it can offer your skin, you can contact the staff at SoCal Body Sculpt. The team is happy to walk you through what you can expect with your treatment and how much you’ll love your results.

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