Micro-needling addresses acne scars, aging skin increases the efficacy of topical skin care products. Micro-needling stimulates your skin’s natural ability to produce new collagen formation, creating healthier skin. This repair process is accelerated by the formation of microscopic channels, which also allow products to penetrate deeper layers of the skin.
Q: What are the benefits?
A: New collagen production, this can reverse years of sun damage, improve acne scars, and enhance the overall appearance of aging skin.
Q: Who is a candidate?
A: One of the most exciting things about the needling is that it can be used on all types of skin to address a wide range of problems, including acne scars and any area requiring cell regeneration or an intense repair process.
Q: How is the procedure done?
A: A sterile, disposable cartridge containing tiny micro-needles is attached to the tip of the pen. A thin layer of topical serum is applied to the skin, and the appropriate micro-channeling treatment is selected for a particular skin type. Then the pen is glided across the targeted repair area in a gentle motion.
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes, depending upon the size of the area and the severity of skin damage.
Q: What is the downtime?
A: Immediately following the treatment, you will notice a healthy pink glow. We will recommend product protocols to aid your skin’s natural healing process. Total healing time depends on the severity of the damaged skin and the depth of the repair process required. On average, patients are pink for two to four days. Some patients heal completely within 24 hours.
Q: When will I see results?
A: Most people notice healthier looking skin immediately. However, the natural repair process of your own skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Dermal collagen remodeling takes place over time, and it will continue to improve for up to six months after your final treatment.
(performed by a licensed aesthetician)