How The treatment Works
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that improves the overall appearance and health of your skin. Also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy, it delivers smoother texture, renewed firmness, softening of wrinkles and a reduction in scars and pore size.
The device contains a cluster of fine, very thin needles that create channels on the skin. The goal of this treatment is to penetrate the top layer of your skin. These micro injuries forces your body to produce and stimulate collagen and elastin production.
We recommend starting with 4 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart. Results can last for six months after your last treatment. Keep your skin young looking – and step out with confidence.
What areas can be treated with Microneedling?
The most requested area for microneedling is on the face. It can also be used on other parts of the body to improve stretch marks, wrinkles, and scarring.
The most common areas to have Microneedling treatments include:
- Face, Neck
- Top of hands
- Stretch Marks
Why Should I Consider Microneedling?
The fact is, Microneedling improves the look of your skin. This all-in-one solution can address many issues. Problems with uneven skin tone, rough texture, fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars are all improved. The best candidates are men or women of almost any age who are concerned with the appearance of their skin.
What to expect after a Collagen Induction Session
After your treatment, your skin will be slightly pink and puffy for up to 24 hours. It is also common to feel a tightness and/or some tenderness to the treated area the following day. This is a normal reaction. Approximately, 2-3 days after the treatment, you may experience some dryness and light flaking. We strongly recommend a medical grade peptide growth factor to boost skin rejuvenation and repair.
Is Microneedling painful?
A topical numbing cream is applied to the skin in order to maximize comfort during your treatment. Therefore, microneedling is not super painful. The pens speed can be adjusted for sensitive areas such as around the eyes and nose.
How does Microneedling work?
The simplest way to say it is that microneedling involves the insertion of very fine, short needles into the skin. By doing multiple passes over each section, it creates thousands of tiny punctures.
Don’t worry though, these tiny needles will not damage your skin. It will brilliantly boost your ability to produce more skin-firming collagen. With all these channels created, this is the best time to apply a topical product. It is an opportunity for the serum to reach deep skin layers for maximum correction and stimulation.
Our standard treatment includes Hyaluronic acid as a gliding agent. Once the treatment is complete, a hydration serum is applied
We strongly recommend considering other more potent serums like PRP or Exosomes for a more robust treatment.
After several weeks, you will begin to see gradual results. And, your skin will continue to improve as the collagen rebuilds.
If you’re in the 40+ age group, we recommend learning about RF Microneedling. This is a more powerful treatment for skin tightening and collagen remodeling.
To learn more about specific concerns like under eye wrinkles or jowl and jawline laxity, read on about our non-surgical face rejuvenation treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Microneedling Results are not permanent. We recommend maintenance treatments once you have reached your desired goal.
Yes, we recommend using Hyaluronic Acid after microneedling.
We recommend avoiding makeup for 24 hours post procedure.
Yes, Microneedling can be used on the neck.
We recommend 3-4 sessions for collagen boosting. Acne scarring generally needs 4-6 sessions.
Oftentimes we use both laser and microneedling for a patient as they can address different issues.
Most patients find microneedling very tolerable. We do apply a numbing agent which makes the procedure more comfortable.
RF microneedling has an advantage over standard microneedling as it delivers radiofrequency energy into deep skin layers for more collagen production.