Category: Body Treatments

Younger Looking Skin without Surgery . . . Just a few Needles!

MicroneedlingMicroneedling is one of the newest anti-aging, scar and stretch mark erasing treatments to be introduced into aesthetic medicine. It is helping our patients regain the smooth, supple skin they once had, and giving them back the confidence that goes along with healthy, glowing skin. If you don’t like the idea of surgery, but you also don’t like the idea of growing old gracefully (really, who wants to grow old at all?), microneedling may be an excellent choice of care for you.

Needling the Face? That Sounds more Painful than Surgery!
At least cosmetic plastic surgery is conducted while you are dreaming away under general anesthesia. Microneedling is minimally invasive and non-surgical, so there is no sleeping through this treatment. How can people sit here and let us DO that to their face? Easy. The instruments are called microneedles for a reason! They are very, very small; so small, in fact, that most patients have no trouble at all completing their session without anesthetic of any kind. This doesn’t mean we expect that from everyone. If you are new to the microneedling game, we’re happy to set your mind at ease by pre-treating your skin with topical numbing cream.

Ok. But WHY?
In order to agree to have anyone stick needles into your face, small as they are, you have to have a reason; there has to be some benefit at the end of all of this. And there is. There are several, actually. But first, let’s go back to the point that the 32-guage needles used in this treatment are TINY. The micro-injuries that are created by the precision insertion of these needles, multiple at a time, seal back up within just a few minutes. That’s how small the needles are! That’s how gentle treatment is. At the same time, it is powerful.

Microneedling is intended for collagen induction. Every tiny puncture that is made invites collagen to swoop in and save the day. But because there is no real injury, the influx of collagen instead works to repair whatever damage is there, and that could be dark spots, acne scars, or other imperfections.
If you have been toying with the idea of improving your skin with microneedling, call our Las Vegas medical institute at (702) 823-5010. You’ll be surprised at just how easy it is to increase collagen with this gentle treatment.

Get your Summer Glow Going with Microneedling Treatment

Microneedle treatments

There are many ways that we prepare ourselves for summer. Primarily, we look at our physical shape and do what we feel we must to foster the utmost confidence in a physique that will be more exposed in shorts and bathing suits. But we should remember to consider our skin and the exposure that it, too, will get during the warm-weather months. Whether it is stretch marks on your abdomen, legs, or arms, or fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots on your face, microneedling is a treatment that can give you a summer glow now.

What is Microneedling

This skin rejuvenating treatment may still seem relatively new, though it’s been around for a few years. Some people, due to the use of PRP with microneedling, think of this minimally invasive procedure as a “Vampire Facial.” What microneedling does is create microscopic injuries using a score of tiny needles. These micro-injuries are so tiny that they begin to heal immediately, while you are still in the office! Beneath the surface, however, the body is already at work repairing these wounds by proliferating collagen and elastin.

As stores of these vital substances are improved, the skin looks more and more refreshed. In the weeks following treatment, patients notice:

  • Smoother texture
  • More firmness in the skin
  • Improved tightness
  • Diminished lines, scars, or stretch marks
  • Lightening of dark spots
  • Refinement of pores

Microneedling is a Great Summertime Treatment

Men and women are in need of consistency in terms of anti-aging skin care. As such, they are also in need of options. Certain types of treatments, such as chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing, can create photosensitivity in healthy, new skin cells. This can translate into easy burning and further damage due to the absorption of UV light. Microneedling does not cause the skin to become more sensitive to light, which makes it an excellent summertime skin-rejuvenating procedure.

Get your Glow On

A summer glow doesn’t have to mean a golden tan (in fact, it shouldn’t)! Your skin can become more radiant and better supported with microneedling at Sahara Medical Institute. Call (702) 823-5010 to schedule your visit.