Microneedling, also known as Stem Cell Facial, is an effective technique for skin rejuvenation and can improve aged sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles, smokers lines around lips, skin tightening and rejuvenation, large pores, stretch marks and scars.
This therapy employs microneedles to make tiny openings in the skin and stimulate collagen production. For better results Dr Aurora DeJuliis uses the patient’s own stem cells that are obtained after a simple blood drawing done in the comfort and privacy of her Medical Spa. Scientific research has shown that when stem cells are applied to the skin after micro channels are created using tiny needles, the patient can appreciate better and faster results.
Microneedling can also be performed without using stem cells for patients who do not wish to have, or feel uncomfortable with, a blood drawing.
Dr DeJuliis also uses a new generation device, Vivace, which combines microneedling with radio-frequency (RF) technology. These two actions stimulate the natural production of collagen and are effective in alleviating facial wrinkles, fine lines, as well as tightening and toning the face, neck, hands and body. The RF technology provides heat that stimulates collagen production which has been found to lead to tighter, younger-looking skin.
Both regular and Vivace microneedling treatments are virtually painless, with no downtime. Make-up can be applied two to three hours after the procedure if desired.
For sensitive patients, Dr DeJuliis uses an anesthetic prescription cream to reduce any possible discomfort.
The results are immediate and improve over time as new collagen continues to be produced. Patients will usually require about three treatments to see optimal results.
Medical microneedling and Vivace are performed by a physician and are no comparison to similar treatments done in a spa by an aesthetician or with at-home microneedling devices.