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Piercing the top layer of your skin with several micro-fine needles to create a healing response may sound counterintuitive, but this process — called microneedling — really works. Our expert team at RadianceMedSpa DC uses microneedling to make your skin more youthful, soft, and wrinkle-free by boosting the production of age-defying collagen. Here’s why everyone is raving about it.
Dr. Desmond Fernandes first used microneedling in 1995 in Philadelphia to treat patients’ wrinkles and scars. The therapeutic use of tiny needles dates to ancient China and the art of acupuncture. Today, our team at Radiance MedSpa DC performs microneedling to improve a variety of skin-related issues, including:
The microneedling device helps stimulate collagen production within your skin to lessen wrinkles and other blemishes caused by years of sun damage and the normal aging process. Collagen provides one of your body’s most abundant sources of protein. It not only helps build skin, cartilage, muscles, tendons, and bones, but it also keeps you looking youthful.
Derived from the Greek word “kólla,” meaning glue, collagen helps bond all of these elements within your body. However, you make less and less of this marvelous mortar as you age. Mircroneedling helps put back what nature takes away, keeping your skin looking younger longer.
Before each microneedling procedure, your provider applies a numbing cream to minimize any potential pain from the tiny needles. Gently stretching your skin, she moves the microneedling device over your skin’s surface in horizontal, vertical, and oblique directions. This creates several tiny punctures in the upper layer of your skin without harming the epidermal layers below.
Radiance MedSpa DC also combines microneedling treatments with platelet-rich plasma (PRP). In order to call upon this healing substance that occurs naturally in your body, we simply draw your blood and separate out the platelets with a centrifuge machine. Then we apply the PRP with the microneedling device, allowing your body’s own growth factors to sink in deeper and help revitalize and heal your skin.
Although your skin may feel irritated immediately afterward, any discomfort should go away within just a few days, leaving your skin smoother and healthier than before.
After a few short sessions, with little downtime, you notice a reduction in crow’s feet and facial wrinkles. You can also greatly reduce acne scars without any side effects from chemicals, lasers, or injections.
To learn whether microneedling is right for you, book a consultation online or call our office for more details. The team at Radiance MedSpa DC, located in the Dupont Circle area of Washington, DC,. is excited to help you get beautiful, more youthful-looking skin.
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