Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive, anti-aging treatment that rejuvenates the skin. The treatment involves the use of a device (in this case, a pen) that uses very fine needles to puncture the top layer of the skin, which creates localized micro-channels. When those channels are created, it triggers your body’s natural wound healing process where collagen and elastin are then produced.
Hyaluronic Acid is used during the treatment and can hold 1,000x’s its weight in water. This allows for deep hydration and nourishment to the skin. We also use solution that contains a combination of powerful agents that rejuvenate and strengthen the skin barrier to maintain healthy skin. It helps restore the skin through the use of a compound of amino acids, vitamins and minerals that are vital for cell survival. These ingredients help with free radial damage, melanin suppression, and cell regeneration.
Microneedling may be used for:
- Fine Lines
- Skin Texture
- Dull Skin
- Acne Scarring
- Stretch Marks
- Pore Size
- Hair Growth
Every session includes a Celluma™ LED Red Light Therapy treatment immediately following the microneedling. LED Red Light acts on the mitochondria in our cells to increase cellular energy (ATP) production. Exposure to this light may help skin regeneration, increase oxygen content in the blood, stimulate circulation, encourage wound healing, reduce pain, promote collagen (up to 200%), and improve fine lines and wrinkles.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Microneedling is not recommended if you suffer from an active infection/lesion, have wound healing issues, have had very recent injectables/fillers, or have serious underlying health concerns.
No, microneedling does not hurt. The procedure is gentle, yet incredibly effective. A topical numbing cream is applied prior to the procedure to reduce any discomfort. I will be checking in with you to ensure your comfort during the entire process.
Results may be seen and felt even after one treatment. 3-6 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended. Maintenance treatments should be done 1-2x’s per year.
There is very little downtime. You may feel like you have a mild sunburn, dryness, peeling, or slight swelling for anywhere around 12-48 hours, depending on your skin type. For that day, you should avoid:
Direct Sun Exposure
Intense Exercise (that induces sweat
The day of the treatment, only wash your face with tepid water and use hyaluronic acid as often as desired. The following day, resume a basic skincare routine. Only use Retin-A/Tretinoin, Differin/Adapalene, retinols, alpha or beta hydroxy acids, and vitamin C serum AFTER the redness is completely gone. Wear sunscreen consistently (indoors, outdoors, rain or shine) and keep your skin well moisturized.