What is mi­croneedling?

Men's Journal - - INTEL -

This is a method of re­ju­ve­nat­ing skin by mak­ing mi­cro-wounds on the skin’s sur­face. The new­est de­vice for the pro­ce­dure is the Se­cret RF, which uses ra­dio-fre­quency heat, and it’s be­come pop­u­lar among my male pa­tients. The way it works is the same way a cut heals. The body pro­duces new, youth­ful skin, which rapidly heals with­out leav­ing marks. Mi­croneedling was first used for acne-scarred skin but is now de­ployed to im­prove fine lines, wrin­kles, and over­all skin tone. The ad­di­tion of ra­dio-fre­quency heat ac­cel­er­ates heal­ing and yields bet­ter re­sults faster, since heat nat­u­rally en­cour­ages col­la­gen pro­duc­tion.

The pro­ce­dure is a bit un­com­fort­able, so pa­tients are pre­treated with a top­i­cal anes­thetic. Down­time is usu­ally a day of red­ness. Sev­eral treat­ments are re­quired, and they run in ex­cess of $1,500. But if you have a big event and want to look your best, this is the way to do it. HAVE A QUES­TION FOR DR. IMBER? Email him: Askdrim­ber@men­sjour­nal.com

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