5 Popular Uses for Microneedling

5 Popular Uses for Microneedling

The skin on your face is constantly replacing itself, but some issues persist through it all — small imperfections like fine lines, acne scars, and large pores. Microneedling creates micro-injuries on your skin’s surface, which promotes healing and collagen production to improve your complexion. Microneedling’s versatility makes it very popular.

At New Image Medical Spa in Fremont, California, Dr. Surinder Sandhu uses microneedling alone or in tandem with PRP/PRF treatment or radiofrequency energy to give you fresher, smoother, healthier-looking skin without cosmetic surgery. 

Microneedling 101

When your skin is wounded in any way, even a pin prick, your body rushes to respond to the injury. This kick-starts the healing process, which includes producing proteins to heal and rebuild the area. One such protein is collagen, which keeps your skin plump and supple. 

Microneedling takes advantage of this natural reaction in your skin by creating micro-injuries for your body to heal, renewing your complexion at the same time. This treatment can address a variety of skin conditions and imperfections, making it popular among people of all ages. 

Most people barely feel the sensation of microneedling because we provide a topical cream that numbs your face slightly and the needles are extremely fine. You can go right back to your day after your treatment with only a little residual redness. 

5 popular uses for microneedling 

As your body heals the shallow injuries created by the needles, it encourages collagen production and breaks up imperfections in your skin. This makes microneedling a popular treatment for: 

  1. Fine lines and lax skin, caused by a lack of collagen and elastin 
  2. Small scars, including multiple types of acne scars 
  3. Sun damage, also known as photoaging 
  4. Hyperpigmentation, including melasma and dark patches 
  5. Large pores, caused by a clogged complexion and collagen loss 

Microneedling can also be combined with other treatments to boost its efficacy. Using a centrifuge, Dr. Sandhu can separate the platelets and white blood cells from your own blood. This PRF (platelet-rich fibrin) solution can be applied after microneedling to speed up healing and improve your results. 

New Image Medical Spa also provides treatments using the Potenza™ RF microneedling system, which combines microneedling and radiofrequency technology to deliver RF energy deep into the skin. You’ll notice firmer skin in addition to improved texture and appearance.

If you’re interested in learning more about microneedling and how it can refresh your complexion, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sandhu. You can get in touch by calling 510-269-2324 or by requesting an appointment online

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