Microneedling (also referred as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is optimal for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.
During the treatment, the MicroPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the epidermal layer of the skin.
Similar to laser technology, the MicroPen creates a controlled injury. But, unlike lasers, microneedling is done without the use of heat. This allows for less downtime (most patients are completely healed within 24 hours) after the treatment. MicroNeedling can be done by itself but for optimal results, we recommend treatments in conjunction with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are the MicroNeedling treatments painful?
No. Prior to initiating treatment, we will apply a topical numbing cream for approximately 20 minutes. This should make your treatment very comfortable – most patients report a vibrating sensation similar to microdermabrasion.
How many treatments are required?
The number of treatments depends on your concerns and your goals. We will most likely recommend a series of 3-6 treatments.
What can I expect during a MicroNeelding treatment?
We will apply a topical numbing cream for approximately 20 minutes. Your face will be cleansed and the treatment will begin. A hyaluronic acid (HA) will be applied to your face to allow the MicroPen to “glide” across your skin. The treatment will take 15-30 minutes. After the treatment, we ask that you cleanse with a mild cleanser for two days – you will need to stay out of the sun for several days (you can apply sunscreen 48 hours after treatment). Products applied post-treatment are extremely important for optimal results. We have a post-treatment kit that we highly recommend to all clients.
When will I see results?
The MicroNeedling treatment is promoting collagen growth which will take several weeks. But most patients notice an improvement in texture almost immediately after treatment.