What is microneedling?
Because your safety is our first priority, at ALLYN aesthetics & wellness we only use SkinPen by Bellus Medical, the first and only FDA-cleared microneedling device.
Microneedling causes tiny ("micro") injuries to both the surface and deeper layers of the skin, stimulating your body’s natural wound healing processes, while minimizing cellular damage. This process of injuring and then repairing the skin results in restructuring and remodeling of irregularities in the skin such as scar tissue. And, while microneedling was originally used for scar reduction, it can also greatly minimize fine lines, large pores, and discoloration.
There are three phases of this process:
1. Inflammation is triggered by repeatedly puncturing the skin causes small injuries sends the body's immune system into action. Chemical mediators are sent to the site of injury to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow, and begin to create new tissue.
2. Proliferation is when injured tissue is then rebuilt by granulation cells (part of the extracellular matrix) and angiogenesis (development of new blood vessels) occurs. These additional vessels allow for increased blood flow and oxygenation to the healing tissue.
3. Remodeling occurs when the injured tissue is replaced by new, healthy skin and blood vessels. What then emerges is smoother, healthier, and more radiant tissue.
My esthetician does microneedling and charges less- why should I come to you?
While aestheticians can perform microneedling, their scope of practice limits the depth at which the needle can penetrate. This may be effective for fine lines on the surface of the skin, however this is not typically sufficient to correct deeper lines and scars. In order to penetrate the deeper levels of the dermis to reach and release the fibrous tissue that holds scars in place, needling needs to occur at depths that only a medical professional is qualified to perform. Additionally, it is important to ask your provider- whether aesthetician or medical professional- what equipment they use to protect your health and safety. Providers at ALLYN aesthetics & wellness use SkinPen- the only FDA-approved microneedling device. For this reason, cost of service is reflective of both the level of education, training, and specialized skill needed to perform this depth of microneedling, as well as use of only the best and safest equipment and after care products.