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An innovative skin rejuvenation treatment, microneedling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy that significantly improves the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks with little downtime.
Fast and minimally invasive, skin needling stimulates the natural production of new collagen and elastin in the skin. The repair process begins almost immediately!
What is medical microneedling?
A 45 minute skin rejuvenation process featuring state-of-the-art technology by SkinPen, the only FDA approved microneedling device! Microneedling uses tiny needles to create hundreds of vertical microscopic channels in the skin. This process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself through the production of new collagen and elastin.
Resurfacing the top layers of the skin helps improve skin texture, provide a more even skin tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, stretch marks and acne scarring.
What does microneedling improve?
It can be safely used on all parts of the body the face, neck and décolletage (the area that of your chest that is exposed when you wear a top with a lower neckline). It helps improve:
Mild to moderate acne scarring; any new or old scars by stimulating new collagen fibers that elevate the depressed scar tissue
Fine lines and wrinkles;
Sun damage (sun spots)
Age and brown spots
Uneven skin tone
Large pore size
Dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of active ingredients in topical preparations
Stimulates circulation and collagen production
How does microneedling work?
The device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The procedure prompts the body to respond through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.
What will I look like after the treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the full effects won’t be seen until a few months later.
How many treatments do I need?
Microneedling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, and the extent of the damage at the beginning Microneedling can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc). Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment.
What are the side effects of this procedure?
There are virtually no negative side effects, and none have ever been reported in over 150,000 procedures performed worldwide.
Am I a candidate for the microneedling?
YES! Medical microneedling can be safely performed on all skin types and all skin colors due to the epidermis and in particular, melanocytes in the basal area are left intact. There is minimal risk of post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Skin microneedling can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other procedures. These areas include the eyes, the neck and the back of the hands.
However, it is not suitable for patients who:
Have a used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last three months
Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin
Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year
Have any kind of current skin infection, condition, herpes simplex in the area to be treated
Have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing