It has been just 2 years since Vogue declared MicroNeedling as the next best thing in skin care. Commonly referred to as collagen induction therapy MicroNeedling has long been the go-to anti-aging staple for Hollywood celebrities Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts to name a few! MicroNeedling has traditionally been performed using either a Dermal Pen or Dermal Roller to create tiny superficial injuries to the skin and tissue. These injuries trigger a healing response in the body that in turn stimulates collagen production and causes the dermis to contract and thicken resulting in younger healthier skin! At our offices we perform MicroNeedling every day of the week successfully treating wrinkles, scars, pigment, texture and tone. While it is most commonly performed on the face MicroNeedling is safe and effective on almost any part of the body including the neck, décolletage, chest and hands.
Dermal Roller vs Dermal Pen
A Dermal Roller is a mechanical device with 1.5mm surgical steel needles that are rolled up and down the treatment area several times. They do not offer anywhere near the level of precision or control we see with a Dermal Pen as the depth cannot be adjusted and roller is too large to reach delicate areas such as the lip lines and around the eyes. The needles from a Dermal Roller penetrate the skin at an angle which often cause tears and days of redness. Dermal Pens have complete customization and allow us to treat at various depths ranging from .5mm (skin around the mouth, eyes, forehead) to 3mm (cheeks, deep scarring). With the Dermal Pen various tips can be used ranging from 12 needle which is great for a patient who presents deep scars or severe wrinkles wrinkles to 36 needle which is ideal for fine lines and wrinkles. There is no question that the Dermal Pen is optimal choice when it comes to MicroNeedling.
VIVACE is the future of MicroNeedling offering results equal if not better than CO2 laser resurfacing, Fraxel, Halo, Nano laser, Clear and Brilliant, Erbium… VIVACE is truly in a class of its own when it comes to skin resurfacing and has changed the way we treat skin at Manhattan Aesthetics. Unlike dermal rollers or dermal pens the VIVACE system uses 36 24K gold needles that are inserted into the skin quickly and evenly with a powerful robotic motor. The needles are charged with radio frequency that emits energy upon insertion causing the deepest layers of tissue to heat up. Unlike other ablative laser treatment thats that tear the surface of the skin leaving weeks of downtime VIVACE delivers energy through precise micro channels and actually reaches even deeper heating deep layers of pigment and stimulating collagen deeper for much more dramatic and long lasting results. To learn more about how VIVACE can transform your skin schedule a complimentary consultation with the experts at Manhattan Aesthetics by calling (212) 960-8172.