Microneedling treatments are increasing in popularity among people of all ages due to their ability to stimulate collagen and improve skin tone and texture. Over the past few years, microneedling technology has evolved now offering patients a variety of microneedling options allowing for flexibility of a specific skin type, concern, and desired downtime.
The Original Microneedling, the ‘Pen’
The original or traditional microneedling treatment is often referred to as a Microneedling ‘Pen’. While there are a number of pen brands on the market, the device sought after by many dermatologists and medical spa doctors is the SkinPen® by Bellus Medical. The SkinPen is highly rated for its efficacy and safety. SkinPen works by creating a series of hundreds of microscopic channels into the dermis to stimulate the skin’s natural production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier. SkinPen can be used on the face and body. On average, patients can expect a series of three treatments and some redness and flaking of the skin for two to three days post-treatment. SkinPen improves fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation (sun damage, age spots, freckles), stretch marks, skin texture, and elasticity.
Microneedling with Radio Frequency
The newest microneedling treatment to hit the aesthetic market is Microneedling with Radio Frequency (RF). By combining microneedling with RF, these powerful devices offer an even more significant boost to collagen production. The microneedles deliver fractional RF energy into varying levels of the skin including the deeper layers where treatment is most beneficial. Unlike traditional microneedling, which only deposits energy on the surface of the skin, microneedling with RF delivers energy below the surface where it’s needed most to help revitalize and regenerate the tissue. This unique delivery of energy delivers optimal results with minimal disruption to the skin’s surface, resulting in less downtime than traditional microneedling.
Secret® RF by Cutera is a Microneedling with Radio Frequency device that delivers RF energy beneath the skin surface to the epidermis and dermis improving wrinkles, scarring, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and skin texture and elasticity. Patients can expect little to no downtime following a Secret RF treatment. Like traditional microneedling, best results are achieved with a series of three treatments, however, patients typically see significant improvement after one treatment.
Morpheus8 by InMode is a powerful Microneedling with Radio Frequency treatment allowing for even more versatility of treatment depth and can be better customized to the patient’s specific needs. Morpheus8 offers a powerful collagen stimulation while also having the ability to coagulate fat and tighten tissue making it excellent for both face and body. Morpheus8 is used to improve wrinkles, facial sagging, undereye bags, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, skin texture, body fat, and body skin tightening. Patients getting a Morpheus8 treatment should expect a few days of redness following treatment. Like other devices, best results are achieved with a series of three treatments, however, patients typically see significant improvement after one treatment.
Microneedling with PRP
Combining a microneedling treatment with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) can further enhance results and accelerate healing. PRP involves the use of a patient’s own blood plasma, enriched through a special process to increase the concentration of platelets. These platelets contain bioactive proteins and growth factors that serve to accelerate tissue repair and regeneration while also activating your own anti-aging stem cells. This concentrated serum is applied to the skin in combination with both traditional Microneedling and Microneedling with RF.
Choosing a Microneedling Provider
Choosing a microneedling provider is an important decision. An office should have extensive training in microneedling as well as education in skin health and aging. Additionally, it’s important to choose an office with an on-site physician. The Mirabile M.D. Beauty, Health and Wellness nurses and estheticians have built a reputation of safe, natural results and partner with their patients to achieve each person’s desired outcome. Our MedCosmetic medical spa team treats men and women with a variety of skin concerns and conditions and is highly skilled at microneedling, among other medical spa treatments. Overseen by the owner and on-site medical director, James Mirabile, M.D., our team prides themselves on safety and efficacy. Dr. Mirabile hand selects medical professionals who align with his values of patient care, oversees all aspects of the practice, and sets all safety and treatment protocols. In addition, Dr. Mirabile is a pioneer in the aesthetics industry and has trained thousands of other medical professionals on the use of aesthetic devices for non-surgical cosmetic purposes.
Mirabile M.D. is proud to offer SkinPen, Secret RF, and Morpheus8 as well as PRP to our patients. Set up your complimentary Microneedling consultation