A low-downtime procedure, microneedling uses tiny needles to puncture the skin and create “micro injuries”. Those small wounds trigger the skin to repair itself by producing new collagen. More collagen, of course, means plumper, smoother, and healthier-looking skin.
The goal is to stimulate healing by causing micro punctures in the dermis, much in the same way that a bodybuilder creates intentional tears in the muscle fibers when lifting weights. Just as the muscle becomes stronger when the fibers heal, the dermal fibers of the skin become stronger when healed from the micro punctures of this treatment.
An alternative to riskier laser procedures such as Fraxel, microneedling can be used to address a host of common skin issues, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and enlarged pores.
What to Expect
The face is thoroughly cleansed before treatment. The dermaroller is then gently glided across the skin’s surface. The needling itself typically feels like a slight vibration on the skin, sometimes with slight tingling. The procedure takes about an hour and might result in some redness, which typically subsides within an hour to the next day.
Lumena does not share dermal rollers between clients. Each client receives his or her own roller which will be stored at Lumena for subsequent treatments.