WHAT IS IT?
Microneedling is a solution to acne scarring, stretch marks and wrinkles that doesn't require use of a laser. It is done in a series of treatments that provides incredible results with little to no downtime. The rapid success of the treatments encourages epidermal healing which results in collagen stimulation.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Microneedling is a revolutionary cordless dermal micro needling device used by skin care professionals all around the world. The device stimulates micro needling, or Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), producing the skin's own collagens and elastin, therefore reducing fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars.
The procedure itself takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated. First, a topical gel is applied to clean skin in order to help the MicroPen™ glide across the skin, delivering hyaluronic acid (building blocks to healthy new skin) deep into the epidermis. Your esthetician will select the appropriate needle depth and number of passes to ensure your skin's specific needs are addressed. As the 12 tiny micro-needles pass over the skin, hundreds of micro-channels, or holes, are created every second. These tiny micro-channels stimulate your skin's natural ability to heal itself. The repair process begins almost immediately. Fibroblasts (the cells that synthesize new collagen) are active for up to six months after the initial treatment. New collagen and elastin produce softer, firmer skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and textural issues. On average, patients tend to show redness in their size for up to two to four days after treatment, although some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. You will immediately notice a fresh glow; results can be observed as early as 30 days after treatment. Results continue to improve up to six months as collagen production continues.
Our MicroPen is much more advanced than previous generation anti-aging tools such as lasers and dermal needle rollers because it is safe, faster, customized and consistent. It uses sterile single-use surgical grade disposable need tips to deliver greater efficiency and superior clinical results while still maintaining the highest level of safety for both you and our estheticians. Its high-speed motor means quick penetration by the needles, ensuring a comfortable experience that patients describe as "sandpaper-like."
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE?
Microneedling is safe for all skin types and can be used on all parts of the body to treat acne scars, traumatic scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS DO YOU RECOMMEND?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year, to achieve optimal results. However, for most patients, we recommend a series of two to three treatments spaced six to eight weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, we recommend six to eight sessions at six week intervals.