While Botox remains the most popular non-invasive cosmetic procedure in the United States, microneedling is gaining market share — and fast. MDPen, the maker of the best micro-needling equipment available, predicts that microneedling will continue to gain popularity in the cosmetic procedure industry. However, a new trend is emerging as well: using microneedling as a complement to Botox. In this blog post, we’ll explain how microneedling enhances the benefits of Botox.
Medical microneedling is a non invasive treatment that uses needles to create tiny micro-injuries in your skin. Because of the micro-injuries, your body thinks that it’s essentially injured. As a result, your skin reacts by producing collagen and elastin, proteins that give your skin its strength and keep it firm. The more collagen and elastin produced in the body, the more even, firm, and youthful your skin looks. These proteins can also help to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles, and scarring.
What is Botox?
Botox is a neurotoxin protein produced by bacteria that causes the temporary paralysis of muscles. Hence, Botox injections temporarily paralyze the muscles that cause fine lines and wrinkles, such as when you frown or squint.
Botox treat some medical conditions, but it is most commonly used for cosmetic purposes.
Watch this video from our MD Pen Microneedling and Vampire Face Lift Workshop with Dr. Charles Runels, the inventor of Vampire Facelift and Facial explaining how to do Botox injection.
How are Micro-needling and Botox Similar?
Microneedling and Botox both use needles. In Botox, bacteria is injected into specific muscles. On the other hand, micro needling uses a micro-needling device or microneedling pen that will make thousands of tiny punctures to the skin. Similarly, both treat signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles.
How are MicroNeedling and Botox Different?
Botox works to smooth the skin; micro-needling treats the actual skin itself. Botox requires life-long maintenance every three to six months in order to maintain results. MicroNeedling, on the other hand, while requiring multiple sessions to achieve desired results, lasts longer depending on the results the patient is seeking. While Botox results are immediate, micro-needling takes a few months to develop the full results because this treatment is centered on the body’s own healing process.
The Advantages Micro-needling Provides Botox
- Decreases the healing time of both procedures
- Reduces the appearance of existing imperfections
- Lowers the risk of permanent damage or injury to the skin
- Reduces the risk of infection, bruising, and skin discoloration from Botox
Many people don’t see the results they’re looking for when doing Botox injections only. However, when used in conjunction with micro-needling, these treatments can both repair and prevent further wrinkling. As usual, you’ll need to maintain your daily skin routine, especially in the days immediately after. Using serums designed for microneedling, such as those offered by MDPen, will further promote healing of your skin and help to improve your results.
How MD Pen Can Help
MDPen is a proponent of microneedling. We support microneedling practitioners by providing the best micro-needling pens and equipment available. Also, there are certified microneedling training courses in our program that was structured to equip you on microneedling if you are planning to add it in your clinic, day spa, or practice.
We have also created a line of micro-needling serums to increase the effectiveness of treatments. These include the MD Pen Moisture + Recovery Gel Mask with Human Growth Factors, MD Pen Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, and MD Pen Cellular Renewal Serum, which are all designed to promote healing and penetrate to the deeper layers of the skin immediately after a micro-needling treatment session.