Have you tried countless creams, foams, and other treatment options for eliminating scars, encouraging hair growth, or boosting collagen, but haven’t had success with any of them? It’s not uncommon to encounter a lot of scams in the skin care industry because far too many people avoid doing their research before committing to purchasing one of these products. But that doesn’t mean that every skin care treatment is ineffective.
microneedling (microdermal needling) is a minimally-invasive alternative to these costly beauty products and may offer a much better long-term solution for your skin health. Dating back to 1995, microneedling hasn’t gained much traction until recent years with the development of more effective technology. In this blog, we’re going to tell you everything you need to know about microneedling and the innovative MDPen.
What Is microneedling?
During a microneedling treatment, small needles will be inserted into the skin. Don’t fear though! These needles will not harm you and will feel like little more than a prick. The needles will only enter skin deep, so there’s no chance of nerve damage or serious bleeding.
You’re probably wondering at this point how getting poked with needles can help your skin. Let’s take a look at some of the major, proven benefits of microneedling.
Amplifying Topical Treatments
Yes, we did just say that many topical treatments are a scam, but not all of them are. There are many formulas out there that are proven to reduce cellulite, eliminate wrinkles, treat acne, and rejuvenate a dull complexion. However, they often aren’t effective due to clogged pores or generally unhealthy skin. This is where microneedling comes in. Instead of opting for traditional exfoliation methods, microneedling offers you a great opportunity to apply effective topical treatments and benefit more from their healing properties. Of course, you’ll want to plan ahead and speak with your dermatologist to ensure you’re applying products that will be healthy for your skin.
At MDPen, we offer several topical treatments including the MDPen Pure HA Serum to be applied during microneedling treatment and the MDPen Copper + HA Mist to apply after treatment. These formulas help to prolong the effects of the microneedling treatment. Some other serums we offer include the Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum, Cellular Renewal Serum, Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Moisturizer, Tighten + Lift Serum, Hydrating Cleanser, and Moisture + Recovery Gel Mask with Human Growth Factor.
All our products contain organic ingredients that are petrochemical, paraben, and SLS/SLE free, all of which have been previously used in beauty products and proved to cause damage to the skin. If you want to see a full list of ingredients and their effects, please visit our site.
According to Healthline.com, during a microneedling procedure, micro injuries are created. When this happens, your body sends collagen and elastin, two components of healthy-looking skin, to repair them. As a result, the skin will become tighter, slicker, and more youthful. Since aging leads to a natural reduction of collagen in the skin, this treatment is particularly beneficial for people experiencing age-related skin problems like wrinkles or stretch marks.
Stimulating Dormant Hair Follicles
According to a recent study done by the International Journal of Trichology, traditional hair growth medication like minoxidil shows very little effect, but when coupled with microneedling, the results are significant. In this study, 50 subjects were treated with minoxidil lotion and another 50 were treated with both minoxidil and microneedling. After 12 weeks, the majority of microneedling group had about a 45 percent increased improvement over the lotion-only group.
Hyperpigmentation is usually the result of acne, exposure to the sun, and wounds, and usually occurs in people with a darker complexion. By removing the top layer of skin, microneedling halts the production of melanin by abnormal melanocyte and allows melanocyte to be produced normally. Additionally, it won’t lead to the loss of skin pigment in the process.
Effective Acne Treatment
Many people battle acne through their teens, but people who experience acne in their 20s or 30s often branch out and look for more effective treatments. microneedling can be combined with popular acne treatment medication like Clearasil or Proactive in order to speed up the process and prevent acne scars from appearing.
Contact MDPen Today
The MDPen is the latest innovation in fractional micro needling. As opposed to a dermaroller used in traditional microneedling procedures, the MDPen offers an electronic alternative that removes a lot of the guesswork and applies quick, precise, and controlled strokes so that specific areas of concern can be targeted. If you’d like to learn more about our revolutionary microneedling device, topical treatments, or to find a practitioner near you, visit our site or give us a call today.