What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-Needling is for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. Tiny needles are used to create micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin.
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, softer skin and has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and can create a fresher appearance or glow to the skin. All parts of the body can be treated.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Micro pen. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your skin needs. The pen will be gently pressed against the skin while gliding across the treatment area. The feel is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin and possible pin point bleeding.
The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 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 can continue to improve up to 6 months.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve the best results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.