Treatment Time: 60 minutes
Recommended Frequency: Monthly
Micro needling is a minimally invasive, non-surgical skin rejuvenating treatment that uses an automated medical device to create controlled punctures, or microchannels, in the upper layers of the skin. It is a better treatment for patients with darker skin compared to lasers since it does not use heat in the same way as lasers do.
How Does it Work?
The newly created microchannels stimulate the body's natural production of collagen and elastin and increase circulation in the treated area as the natural healing response is triggered. The newly formed collagen and elastin work to provide the skin with a more supportive structure and help to smooth fine lines and improve the overall health of the skin.
What are the Benefits?
- Stimulates collagen production
- Improves skin texture & tone
- Improve appearance of acne scars.
- Improves appearance of traumatic scars.
- Improves overall quality of skin
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces the appearance of large pores
- Enhances the effects of topical skin care products
When to expect results?
Patients notice an immediate "glow" to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
What areas can be treated?
Microneedling can be used to treat the face, neck, and décolleté, along with all areas of the body – arms, legs, and abdomen.
What to expect day of treatment?
The feeling associated with microneedling is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip makes the treatment comfortable. However, the skin is prepped and numbed with a topical anesthetic before the procedure.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes performed. On average, patients are red for 2-4 days and in many cases peeling does occur. Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun for the next week or so. Utilizing post-care products will speed up the healing process.
How many treatments are recommended?
It is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 4 - 6 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 treatments.