4 Things to Know About Microneedling Natural Skin Rejuvenation –
Even those of us who live the healthiest lifestyle are not immune to the effects of aging on the skin. And, while fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin are all effected by lifestyle, nutrition, heredity, sun exposure and more, signs of aging are regrettably inevitable.
Yet, many of our patients who live a healthy, natural lifestyle do not want to consider fillers, lasers or synthetic antiaging treatments. And, painful, expensive facelift surgery, with weeks of recovery, is also out of the question for most of our patients.
The good news is that there is a relatively new, state-of-the-art, all-natural skin rejuvenation treatment available at Prosperity Health in Bloomfield Hills that can organically turn back the clock on aging skin. Microneedling – with or without PRP – is now available to tighten skin, reduce lines and wrinkles, and minimize sun damage and dark spots.
In this article Bloomfield Hills, MI natural skin care expert Dr. Nishath Hakim discusses 4 things you should know about microneedling for natural skin rejuvenation.
#1. Microneedling Activates the Skin’s Own Healing Mechanisms
Microneedling is an in-office, minimally invasive treatment in which Dr. Hakim creates tiny but very deep pricks in the skin using medical-grade, micro-fine needles. These tiny “wounds” caused by the needle pokes stimulate the body’s natural wound healing processes. As the body goes to work “healing” itself, it activates production of collagen and elastin – which are the fibers that form the “building block” of healthy, smooth skin.
The new collagen fibers tighten the skin’s structure, and fill i-n lines and wrinkles, while the renewed elastin imparts youthful elasticity and “snap-back” for smoother, younger skin.
In addition to reducing the lines and wrinkle, microneedling also helps heal and eliminate hyperpigmentation such as sun spots, and any roughness such as acne scars.
#2. Clinical Microneedling is Different than At Home, DIY Treatment
When it comes to microneedling, needle size matters, a lot! Microneedling instruments can range from .25mmto 3mm. Over-counter, “at home,” salon, and other non-medical DIY microblading equipment typically contain very short needles that are 0.3 mm or smaller and offer only superficial benefits.
However, licensed medical providers like Dr. Nishath Hakim in Bloomfield Hills are able to offer needles that penetrate up to a depth of 3 mm. These longer needles penetrate deep into the dermis (lower lawyers of skin) where they can activate the production of collagen and elastin on a deep cellular level.
Additionally, microneedling in a medical setting can also incorporate all-natural PRP to further stimulate cellular regeneration of the skin cells.
#3. Microneedling + PRP Offers the Ultimate Natural Skin Rejuvenation
The addition of “Platelet Rich Plasma” (PRP) used conjunction with microneedling takes the skin rejuvenating abilities of microneedling to an entire new level.
This process – sometimes called a “vampire facial” by other providers – utilizes the same natural cellular regeneration technology that has been use in joint regeneration medicine for over a decade.
During PRP microneedling a routine blood draw is conducted. Then the “Platelet Rich Plasma” containing “growth factors” is extracted from the patient’s own blood using a centrifuge. This plasma or PRP contains levels of the body’s natural growth factors that are up to 10 times or more concentrated than that of full blood.
The purified “platelet rich plasma” or “PRP” is then applied to the skin, where it penetrates the skin through the deep “microchannels” that are created by microneedling. As both the microneedling and the PRP stimulate the skin’s cellular renewal process, collagen and elastin production is stimulated. The new collagen fibers cause the facial skin to become thicker, plumper and more elastic. As a result, wrinkles and lines are “filled in,” unwanted pigmentation is reduced and skin texture and tightness is improved.
#4. Medical Grade Skin Care Serums Improve Microneedling Results
Because of the deep “channels” created by microneedling, absorption of clinical-grade serums and nutritive formulas can be increased by 90%. After your microblading treatment, Dr. Hakim will apply specially formulated serums, customized for your unique skin care needs and aesthetic concerns.
These medical grade products contain hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C & E, and other ingredients. The deep product penetration supports the skin healing process, eliminates bacteria that clogs pores and causes acne, and provides nutritional support for the skin’s cellular regeneration process. The result is more rapid repair of lines and wrinkles, and unparalled glow and clarity, for healthy and younger looking skin.
Microneedling – Bloomfield Hills, MI
Prosperity Health is operated by Bloomfield Hills, MI naturopathic physician Dr. Nishath Hakim. She will take the time to evaluate your skin, understand your appearance desires, and develop a natural skin treatment or anti-aging plan that incorporates the latest in cellular regenerative medicine.
Microneedling, PRP, natural hyaluronic dermal fillers, and bioidentical hormone replacement are just a few of the many anti-aging and appearance improving treatments we offer at Prosperity Health in Bloomfield Hills, to help our patients look and feel healthier, younger and more beautiful! Call today and schedule a comprehensive, natural skin care consultation, so you too can look and feel your very best.