Marissa Abdo, MS, RN, CANS is the founder of Scottsdale-based Aesthetic IQ Clinic. Abdo is a former team member of Dr. 90210 in Beverly Hills and a top national trainer with over a decade of experience. (Provided photo)

September 19, 2023

Marissa Abdo

Exploring the future of microneedling: Innovations for beautiful skin

Microneedling has long been a trusted tool in the realm of skincare, providing a non-invasive solution for rejuvenating the skin. However, as technology advances and our understanding of skin biology deepens, the future of microneedling looks incredibly promising. The minimally invasive anti-aging treatment improves skin quality and texture and can be used as a preventive or corrective treatment to minimize pore size, reduce acne scarring and hyperpigmentation and improve skin laxity. 


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Here is a breakdown of some of the most popular microneedling treatments available: 

Advanced Microneedling - SkinPen: At Aesthetic IQ Clinic, we use the only FDA-approved microneedling device called SkinPen Precision. SkinPen Precision is a device that administers mico-injuries to the skin at a set depth and constant speed to ensure your treatment is delivered in a uniform pattern. SkinPen microneedling on its own will give great results for treating fine lines, scarring, pigmentation and large pores. However, there are several add-ons we can combine with treatment to accelerate results including:

• ZO Skin Health Brightalive Accelerated to brighten and even out skin tone, as well as increase hydration. 

• ZO Skin Health Firming Accelerated to minimize the appearance of sagging and skin laxity. 

• Plated Skin Health exosomes to deliver powerful human growth factors and antioxidants deep into the skin for all over rejuvenation. 

• SKINVIVE by Juvederm is the first and only FDA-approved microdroplet hyaluronic acid dermal filler used to improve skin smoothness, hydrate and provide a glow for up to 6 months. 

Traditional Microneedling - A Time-Tested Classic: Traditional microneedling involves the use of tiny, sterile needles to create micro-injuries in the skin’s surface. This controlled trauma stimulates the body’s natural healing response, boosting collagen and elastin production. In the future, traditional microneedling is likely to become even more precise and comfortable, offering remarkable results for skin texture and tone.

Radiofrequency Microneedling - The Power of Heat and Needles: Radiofrequency takes microneedling to the next level by adding the benefits of heat energy. The combination of microneedles and radiofrequency waves penetrates deeper layers of the skin, promoting collagen remodeling and tightening. In the future, we can expect even more advanced devices that deliver highly targeted and customized treatments.

Microneedling with PRP - Harnessing Your Body’s Healing Power: Microneedling with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is already a sought-after treatment, but its future holds even greater potential. PRP, derived from your own blood, is rich in growth factors that accelerate healing and promote skin rejuvenation. Future advancements may include more efficient ways of extracting and applying PRP, making this treatment even more accessible and effective.

Microneedling for Acne Scars - A Solution for Lasting Confidence: The future of microneedling is particularly bright for those who struggle with acne scars. Advanced techniques are being developed to target these stubborn marks with precision. Expect to see increasingly specialized protocols that minimize scarring and restore smooth, clear skin.

Stem Cell Microneedling - Unleashing the Power of Regenerative Cells: One of the most promising developments in microneedling is the integration of stem cells. Stem cell microneedling combines the regenerative potential of stem cells with the micro-injuries created by needles. Stem cells have the ability to regenerate damaged tissues, making this treatment a game-changer for skin rejuvenation. As research progresses, we can anticipate even more sophisticated stem cell therapies that deliver incredible results.


Author: Marissa Abdo, MS, RN, CANS is the founder of Scottsdale-based Aesthetic IQ Clinic. Abdo is a former team member of Dr. 90210 in Beverly Hills and a top national trainer with over a decade of experience. As a national trainer for the top aesthetic companies, Allergan and Galderma, she focuses on the anatomy of her client’s facial structures to enhance their overall beauty and specializes in facial injectable treatments that include Botox, Dysport, Juvederm and Restylane dermal fillers, and Sculptra Aesthetic. For more information, visit https://aestheticiqclinic.com/