Beleza Medspa is a leader in microneedling in the Austin TX area. A quick, painless and effective microneedling session can treat the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.
Many of our concerns with our skin actually reside in the deeper layers of skin, the dermis. Wrinkles and other signs of aging, brown spots, scars, and stretch marks are all located in these deeper layers. The outer layer of our skin, the epidermis, serves as a physical and chemical barrier to protect the deeper layer. Unfortunately, many of the topical treatments and skin treatments we use, never make it to the deeper skin layers where they are needed. To effectively treat these issues, we have to reach these deeper skin layers. We offer many ways to do this like chemical peels, laser resurfacing, IPL photofacials and some topical products. However, all of these treatments have some discomfort, risk, and prolonged downtime. Plus, many are just not very effective at getting through the epidermis.
Microneedling with the Micropen uses 12 surgical grade needles to create small micro channels in the skin. After application of a topical anesthetic,the micropen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding until the entire treatment area has been covered. This process results in thousands of superficial microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area. These tiny injuries to the skin have 2 purposes. The first is to make small conduits for topical gels, creams and serums to penetrate the deeper skin layers. This allows us to precisely target the dermis where the problems we are trying to treat are located. Even better, the small injuries caused by the needles have been found to stimulate collagen formation. Collagen is the building block of the skin and this leads to skin tightening and smoothing of wrinkles.
Micro needle Therapy with the Micropen leaves the epidermis and its barrier function totally intact. This avoids a great deal of downtime. Plus there are no heat-induced side effects of laser and light based treatments. The needle penetrations allow direct delivery of topical agents to the dermis and dermal remodeling due to mechanical stimulation. Healing from the treatment is very rapid and there is virtually no risk of scarring. It is safe for all skin types and has very little downtime.
As the microneedle gives us direct access to the dermis, the possibilities are virtually unlimited! We can apply topical anti-aging, skin lightening (melasma) and wound healing solutions before, during and after the treatment. These agents do not get stopped by the epidermis, but directly infiltrate into the dermis where the problems reside. Even more important, the mechanical stimulation of the dermis causes remodeling of collagen. This is called collagen induction therapy. Collagen is the building block of skin and its damage causes aging and scars. There is no easier way to accomplish dermal remodeling than micro needling. Acne scars and wrinkles can now be treated painlessly and effectively in office with little to no downtime.
The effects of miconeedling take 4-6 weeks become apparent. So it is recommended that microneedling can be repeated at 6-8 week intervals for best results.
The physical effects of microneedling has been proven to stimulate collagen formation. This effect can be increased by using Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP. PRP consists of growth factors that we remove from a small sample of your blood. We then place these growth factors on your skin after microneedling. The PRP growth factors then travel down the small channels created by the needles to reach the deeper layers of the skin. In the dermis, the PRP growth factors stimulate collagen repair and rejuvenation.
Hair loss is a big problem for many men and women. There is now some evidence that microneedling with PRP of balding areas can stimulate hair regrowth. This is an easy and repeatable treatment for hair loss.
Scars actually reside in the deeper layers of our skin. This is why they are so long lasting and hard to treat. Microneedling gives us an easy way to access these deeper layers in-office. The channels created by the needles stimulate collagen remodeling and softening of the scars.
Like scars, stretch marks are tears in the lower layers of the skin. Micronnedling is ideal to reach the stretch marks and help to reduce them. Like scars, stretch marks will require multiple micro needling sessions.