If you have struggled to find the product or treatment to really improve your acne scars, signs of aging, or other skin conditions, micro-needling may be the treatment for you. Continually growing in popularity, micro-needling is a treatment, or series of treatments, that actually stimulates skin growth and cell regeneration.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling treats skin issues such as acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, and other skin conditions. It uses a small tool with several short, thin needles on it, rolled over or pressed into the skin. This creates a multitude of tiny injuries across the surface of the skin. When an injury occurs, your skin responds by breaking down the old scarred or damaged tissue, and replacing it with new tissue, full of collagen and protein, to make skin plumper, healthier, and more radiant.
Benefits and Results of Micro-Needling
Micro-needling has many benefits, both cosmetic and therapeutic. Skin is thicker and more plump. The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles is greatly reduced. Micro-needling is also great for treating acne scars, minor burn scars, and stretch marks. It can also be used to treat more minor skin issues, such as hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and large pores.
Who Should Not Have Micro-Needling Treatment?
Micro-needling is a safe procedure for most people, but those with certain medical conditions should talk to their doctor before scheduling a micro-needling appointment. You should avoid this treatment if you have a bleeding condition or are on anticoagulation medications. Avoid micro-needling if you are prone to frequent skin rashes or cold sores, are prone to keloid scarring, have a skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis, or if you are receiving chemotherapy or radiation. If you do have one of these conditions, we have other treatment options that will be great for you!
Our Classic Micro-needling treatment is a great intro to micro-needling. It is minimally invasive, plumps skin, makes skin thicker and makes it look younger and more rejuvenated. We use an electronic, pen-shaped device. This device is studded with very fine needles, which penetrate beneath the surface of the skin to improve blood flow and promote collagen production. Each microneedling treatment is followed up with stem cell therapy, which increases the skin's ability to repair itself.
Elite MDerma Micro-Needling by DermaPen
This treatment is great for all skin concerns but works especially well for those experiencing major skin issues, such as acne scarring, other minor scars, and signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. Elite MDerma micro-needling by DermaPen takes micro-needling up a notch. The needles on this specialized pen penetrate the skin at a deeper level, and the results are more profound. We apply a cooling treatment after the session to soothe your skin. You may experience redness, similar to a sunburn, for up to a week post-treatment. We send you a take-home recovery kit to use over the next week to make you comfortable as your skin heals and the treatment takes effect.
Elite MDerma Micro-Needling by DermaPen with PRP
This treatment combines all of the benefits of the Elite MDerma treatment but goes a step further by adding PRP. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma. PRP contains many potent proteins and grown factors to help stimulate the healing of soft tissue. PRP is derived from blood, so our physician will remove one tube of blood from your arm, and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the red and white blood cells from the plasma, serum, and platelets. The plasma with the highest concentration of platelets is then collected and applied to the skin during the microneedling process. Micro-needling creates tiny channels that can carry PRP down into the dermis, where it can do the most work.
Don’t let the name fool you - micro-needling is a safe and effective treatment for many skin conditions, and the results are often life-changing! Come on into Helen’s Haven, located at 4819 Kilauea Avenue #6, Honolulu, HI 96816. You can book online, or call us at (808) 739-0400. Visit our website to view our services, purchase gift cards, shop our products, and more! Download our app on Google Play, iTunes, or Amazon.