With all the confusion surrounding microneedling and the many different types offered we've decided to put together a quick guide on the different types of microneedling, what they do, and what they don’t do. We hope this helps you make the right decision for your aesthetic goals.
First let's start with nano-needling. Similar to microneedling, this tip uses tiny pins to deliver serums deeper into the skin. Because there are no needles involved, there is no injury to the skin and no downtime. This is a great add-on to any dermaplaning facial and a great option if you need an extra dose of hydration.
Now let's jump to derma-rollers. You can often buy this form of microneedling for at-home use and is a superficial microneedling rolling device. Think wheel with tiny pins that you roll over your skin. Although it is a good delivery system for at-home maintenance, the risk of bacterial infections, scarring, and more breakouts is high. To avoid some of those issues, I suggest sticking to a roller that is only .25mm depth. Anything deeper is too risky. There are professional grade derma-rollers that do reach deeper depths however, I don't work with this type of device because it causes unnecessary trauma to the skin due to the fan-like angle the needles puncture the skin.
Unlike the at-home derma-rollers, professional microneedling causes tiny microscopic injuries in the skin leading to a healing process that creates the growth of new collagen. Microneedling can be set to treat different layers of the skin. Depending on your specific situation, your practitioner will treat you at various depths to give you the best results. With this procedure, we can often treat you anywhere from .25mm up to 2.5mm - targeting wrinkles, lax skin, enlarged pores, and even the oldest of acne scars. Only opt to have this treatment done by a well experienced professional.
Lately, all the buzz has been on RF microneedling (Microneedling with the addition of radio frequency). At The Klausner Institute we offer Morpheus8 RF Microneedling which has recently grabbed the attention of Kim Kardashian! You get all the benefits of microneedling combined with a delivery of pinpoint RF thermal injuries. A double dose of collagen and elastin stimulation! Morpheus8 offers the flexibility of combining treatment at 1- 4mm beneath the skin with a skin resurfacing tip which is ideal for treating fine lines, textural issues and acne scars. RF Microneedling with or without resurfacing is perfect for treatment of stretch marks and thinning skin on the body including lax skin on the belly, behind the arms, and above the knees. Although RF microneedling can help reduce unwanted pigment from sun damage, if you have melasma this may not be the right choice for you. Feel free to reach out to us to further discuss your skin concerns and treatment options that will be right for you.
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