Myths about Microneedling

The struggle to achieve great looking skin is REAL. Thankfully, there are plenty of safe, effective, and results-driven skincare products and procedures that address everything from getting rid of wrinkles and tightening up loose skin to reducing sun spots and removing unwanted hair, and then some. Microneedling, for instance, is one of the best skincare treatments out there — and if you’re looking for micro-needling in Boca, you’ve come to the right place.

Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, a premier Deerfield Beach dermatology office specializing in Boca Raton cosmetic skincare, offers two options for micro-needling — the Vivace and the Skinpen, both also with an optional PRP addition. Not familiar with what exactly micro needling is? It’s a treatment that uses a device with tiny needles that make small punctures to the top layer of the skin. These small punctures help increase production of new collagen and elastin, which then assists in smoothing the skin, and reducing the appearance of wrinkles and pores, with absolutely no need for fillers or injections. It sounds like a dream, doesn’t it?

But is that dream too good to be true? We’ll determine that! There are, of course, rumors out there in the Boca Raton skincare world about micro needling that some people choose to listen to. But in reality, they may not be true at all. We’re going to debunk the top three myths about one of the best skincare procedures on the market, so listen up!

First of all, so many people assume that this treatment is painful because of the fact that you’re basically getting poked in the face with a bunch of small, sharp needles. But guess what? It doesn’t hurt at all! Many patients simply say they feel slight pressure or tingling, but nothing that is actually considered painful. This is especially true when it comes to the Vivace, which is totally pain-free — and even better, there is absolutely no downtime after the procedure has been done. So stop worrying about whether micro needling will hurt or cause a need to call out of work or miss an important meeting — it won’t.

Microneedling is also not dangerous in the least, no matter how scared of needles you are. The Vivace is FDA-approved and completely safe to treat the face, neck, hands, and body. There’s no reason for you to be worried about your safety during a micro-needling treatment when you’re in the hands of a trained medical professional.

Speaking of safety, those of you who think you are saving money and time by doing your own micro needling at home, think again. Medical micro needling, like what you will experience at Green Dermatology & Cosmetic Center, is not the same thing as those at-home roller devices. The biggest difference between the two is seen in the length of the needles. An at-home device has needles that are .2mm and safe to use for daily maintenance like plumping and firming the skin on the surface, but anything with needles larger than that needs to be used in a professional setting. Using a device with longer needles at home, with no medical professional supervision can put you at risk for injury or infection. The devices used in a dermatologist office setting, such as Vivace, use needles up to 3mm long, and as mentioned earlier, accelerate collagen and elastin production — something at-home devices do not penetrate deep enough into the skin to do. Do not attempt to use a medically approved device by yourself.

If you want the real deal micro needling experience, call a board-certified dermatologist or medical professional… And if you want the real deal micro needling experience from a dermatologist in Deerfield Beach, call Dr. Green. Contact us today for a consultation, and let’s get this skincare party started!


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