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The secret to glowing skin and looking like you aged backwards.

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The secret to glowing skin and looking like you aged backwards.

If you're looking for a way to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and overall skin texture, microneedling may be the solution you've been searching for. This minimally invasive procedure uses fine needles to create small, controlled injuries to the skin, triggering a natural healing response that results in the production of collagen and elastin, the proteins that give skin its youthful appearance. Microneedling falls under a process called collagen induction therapy, or CIT, which relies on skin’s natural ability to repair itself after an injury. You might find microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) and that without radiofrequency (RF). Unlike typical exfoliation treatments, RF microneedling penetrates past the stratum corneum and brings heat into the sub-dermis, stimulating and remodeling the collagen within. Think of it as a non-surgical facelift! There are many microneedling machines and devices now which you will find based on which med spa you go to. Each med spa will usually only have 1 of these since they are quite expensive to purchase. Due to the increased options of microneedling devices out there, it is important as a consumer to understand what your options are and find a provider who offers that solution near you.

So,how does microneedling work?

The procedure is usually performed after a thorough cleaning of the skin, and a numbing cream may be applied to reduce discomfort. The practitioner will then use the microneedling device to create the tiny punctures in the skin. The procedure typically takes 30-45 minutes, and there is little to no downtime afterwards. After the procedure, you may experience some redness and swelling, but these side effects should subside within a few days. You should also avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen to protect your skin while it heals.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

One of the biggest benefits of microneedling is that it can be used on all skin types and colors. It can also be used to treat a wide range of skin concerns, including aging, acne, and hyperpigmentation. To achieve optimal results, a series of treatments may be recommended, usually spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. The number of treatments you will need will depend on your skin concern and desired outcome. Microneedling is a safe, effective, and non-surgical way to improve the appearance of your skin. It can be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing, to enhance results. If you're looking for a way to achieve smooth, glowing skin, microneedling may be the perfect option for you.

Who performs microneedling?

Microneedling should be performed by a licensed professional, usually a licensed esthetician or an aesthetic nurse. People with certain skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, warts, or active acne should avoid this treatment. It is also important to consult with an expert before starting a microneedling treatment.

“Microneedling is an exciting treatment that has very little downtime but visible results,” says Yale Medicine plastic surgeon Tito Vasquez, MD, Yale

What are the top rated and popular microneedling devices out there?


Radio frequency

A skin rejuvenation procedure that combines microneedling with radiofrequency technology as a powerful team to re-shape the tissue under the skin and stimulate collagen production. Fractional remodeling and contouring at its finest, Morpheus8 effectively and consistently produces smoother, more youthful, and tighter skin without damaging surrounding areas to achieve beautiful and satisfying results. The Morpheus8 uses the same powerful platform as the InMode BodyTite.

This treatment can be used for the face and body, can help with rebuilding collagen, and can be used on darker skin tones.


Radio frequency

Non-surgical skin tightening using bi-polar RF energy and minimally invasive microneedles to drive heat deep within the patient’s skin layers. After just one treatment, patients have reported their skin surface to be softer and smoother. Technicians can adjust the energy levels delivered into the tissue from 0.1mm to 4 mm to account for variants in patient skin types and desired results. It is designed for tissue coagulation and hemostasis to improve fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and striae.

Radiofrequency microneedling is desirable for people who want to tighten, lift or contour their skin. It is effective for scar reduction as well. The heat damages oil glands so RF microneedling is also effective for reducing acne and shrinking oil-producing pores.

Skin Pen,MD Pen, Skin Stylus


This is a motorized pen with tiny slender needles to create thousands of channels that are up to 2.5 millimeters deep. These channels disrupt photo-aged, wrinkled, or scarred tissue to allow for remodeling of new skin to occur. This type of microneedling creates the most channels per square inch of skin. Because of this, patients do experience a mild amount of bleeding and redness. This is the most popular type of microneedling because it is both relatively economical and it is an excellent maintenance treatment for delaying the aging process.

Individuals desiring to correct wrinkles or scarring. Individuals looking to lighten brown pigmentation. People with crows feet, forehead lines, or lip lines, people with body scars or acne scars.


Radio Frequency

The Profound system is the first and only radiofrequency (RF) microneedling device with FDA clearance for face and body.4 A non-surgical alternative to address aging skin, the Profound system uses RF energy to provide long-lasting facial wrinkle reduction and improve the appearance of cellulite.

It has 2 modules - a dermal module for facial wrinkles and a subcutaneous module for cellulite

VivaceRF Radio Frequency

The Vivace® Microneedle RF device is the newest generation of radiofrequency microneedling and is FDA-cleared for your safety. This minimally-invasive treatment stimulates the natural production of collagen and is shown to be effective in alleviating facial wrinkles, fine lines, and tightening and toning the face and neck.

For facial rejuvenation of fine lines, skin tightening and wrinkles.

This is only a snap shot of the available microneedling devices on the market. This is why its important tp  find a provider near you that offers the ideal microneedling device for your personal skin needs. Some are better suited for anti aging, some for hyperpigmentation or scars and some for skin tightening.  We recommend checking out the available microneedling providers here 

If you are local in the Jackson metro area, visit med spa in ridgeland, MS to get the latest offers


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