What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a cutting edge, minimally invasive anti-aging and anti-wrinkle treatment that naturally rejuvenates the skin through regenerative healing.
Clients will experience an evening of the skin tone, tightening of the skin, and an overall improvement to the skin’s condition and appearance. This treatment is also ideal for those looking to improve acne and other types of scarring as well as individuals with skin conditions like melasma that prevent them from being eligible for other forms of skin rejuvenation.
Results like this were once only possible through more invasive treatments with significant down time, but with microneedling, you can see visible results quickly, without having to put your life on hold.
This procedure targets:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Sun damage
- Hyperpigmentation like dark or red spots
- Other skin pigment issues such as melasma
- Some raised scarring (example: surgical scars)
- Depressed scars (example: acne scars)
- Smooths the surface of the skin
- Stimulates circulation
- Evens skin tone
- Improves the overall condition and appearance of the skin
How Does it Work?
The goal of microneedling is to create microperforations (small, invisible punctures) in the dermal (lower) layers of your skin while keeping the epidermal (the outer protective layer) intact. This breaks up the old collagen strands in the dermal layers, prompting the production of new collagen and elastin fibers.
Using a small handheld device with multiple microneedles, your aesthetician will perform 1-3 passes over the skin. As the microneedles create microperforations, the skin reacts by shifting into its natural repair mechanism as it produces new collagen and elastin. This natural skin renewal process works from the inside out, resulting in smoother, tighter, more evenly toned skin. This treatment is available for the face, neck and chest.
Wrinkles and firmness
Q: How much down time should I expect?
A: There is a healing period of only 24-48 hours following the procedure during which you should continue to care for your skin by protecting it from direct sun and avoiding the use of SPF’s and make-up.
Q: How quickly will I see results?
A: This treatment generates noticeable skin rejuvenation 6-8 days following a procedure, with continued results over time. 2-3 treatments are necessary to achieve optimal results; however, improvement is usually noticeable after just one treatment.
Q: Does microneedling hurt?
A: You will feel some pressure and/or warmth during treatment but a topical numbing cream will be used to minimize any discomfort.
Q: What conditions would prevent me from being able to get microneedling?
A: There are many factors that contribute to determining an individual’s eligibility for this treatment. The best way to determine whether microneedling is right for you is through a free consultation with one of our licensed aestheticians. However, some common conditions that can cause you to be ineligible for treatment include:
- Blood clotting problems
- Skin malignacies
- Active infections
- Raised moles/warts
- Open cuts