5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Tried Microneedling

A 2009 study of one such method—microneedling—revealed that almost 100% of participants reported a noticeable difference and vast improvement in the appearance of their acne scars. This solid fact was all I needed to say yes. To give you a little context, a microneedling treatment is a procedure that uses a bunch of tiny needles to puncture the very first layer of skin. This process works to rejuvenate your skin by boosting collagen production, which in turn, reduces the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and elevates the overall texture of your skin.

The particular microneedling treatment was done with a tool called the Vivace. "What excited me about the Vivace was of course the combination of radiofrequency and microneedling, but more so how precisely, cleanly and deeply it could deliver both. Finally, you add in blue and red LED, and you have a trifecta of modalities to treat multiple skin concerns," explains Gabe Lubin, founder of Cartessa Aesthetics. "Physicians can select the exact depth best for each patients skin type and condition and use robotic precision delivery to go as deep as 3.5mm at .1mm increments—no other device can." Blue light is helpful for those who suffer from acne as the light and heat targets bacteria and reduces acne scarring.

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