What Is Micro-Needling?
Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure. The micro-needling device is used to create controlled injuries to the skin. During the procedure, tiny needles are used to create micro-injuries in order to produce your body’s own collagen and elastin. It creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin.
What Are The Benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging.*
Micro-needling also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.*
What Areas Of The Body Can I Treat?
The pen can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How Is The Procedure Done?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the device. The skin care professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate setting based on your unique needs.
Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What Does It Feel Like?
The feeling associated with micro-needling is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin.
While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The actual procedure takes about 30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated. The appointment is about 1 hour.
What Is The Downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin*.
The total healing time depends on the setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 days.* Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.*
When Will I See The Results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.*
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
It is recommended for most patients to receive at least a series of 3 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 7-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.*
*The information on this website is not an alternative to medical advice from your regular physician. Our health advice is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment; consult your regular physician. This site is for educational purposes only, and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with your doctor before receiving treatment. The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary.