What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a collagen induction therapy treatment a procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles in order to promote the production of collagen in the skin. Microneedling works by employing a special micropen containing precisely spaced micro needles in a small cartridge to create micro-perforations in the epidermis. As this micropen moves across the skin, the needles create tiny holes, prompting the skin to shift its natural repair mechanism into high gear and start producing collagen and elastin, creating a new and healthy skin. The treatment safely and effectively treats fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and skin texture. As new collagen grows and PRP or hyaluronic acid are absorbed and do their work, skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced, pores become finer, circulation is stimulated, and the overall condition of the skin tone and texture improves.
Microneedling is extremely versatile and can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, decolletage, arms, hand, legs, abdomen and back. This versatility is especially helpful when addressing acne scars on the back and stretch marks on the body. Microneedling is a revolutionary procedure, in that it will act the same as lasers and ablative methods by increasing collagen production but without damaging the protective layer of skin. After the treatment, your skin may appear red, similar to a sunburn, and may feel warm and tight. As each person’s skin and needs are different, treatment requirements and response to treatments will vary. The number of sessions required and the depth of treatment will vary based on what each individual would like to achieve. While multiple sessions are recommended to achieve optimal results, noticeable results are typically seen in just one week following treatment.