Microneedling Treatment — Skin Rejuvenation
Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), microneedling stimulates the body’s natural healing process to generate the production of collagen. This clinically proven treatment diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin tone and texture, corrects sun damage and effectively treats a variety of other skin conditions. In addition to helping skin look younger, healthier and more vibrant, microneedling is very effective at improving the appearance of scars, including stretch marks and acne scars. Treatments are minimally invasive, virtually painless and do not require lengthy recovery times.
Is Microneedling Safe On All Skin Types?
Yes. Microneedling is safe on all skin types. Needles may sound intimidating, but Microneedling is actually less invasive than many other cosmetic treatments. Fine, precision, micro-needles allow the Microneedling pin to puncture deeply enough to achieve maximum benefit with minimal damage to the epidermis, or outer layer of skin. This avods triggering the production of melanin that causes hyperpigmentation, making Microneedling safe on all skin types. Furthermore, because Microneedling does not damage or remove the top layer of skin, scarring and adverse side effects are unlikely.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
The cost of Microneedling depends on the treatment area, the number of sessions in your treatment plan, and if you are receiving Microneedling as a stand-alone treatment or in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments. During your free consultation we will discuss Microneedling prices and help you customize a treatment plan that both delivers results and stays within your budget.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
Microneedling pain is minimal and most patients report it to be a painless treatment, although individual experiences may vary. The Microneedling pen uses very fine needles and topical anesthetic is applied before the treatment to further ensure your comfort. A clinical study, measuring patient tolerance of the Microneedling treatment reported “the needling procedure was not particularly painful,” with the patients’ average rating being 1 out of 10.
Microneedling Downtime and Aftercare
Microneedling is a minimally invasiv treatment that requires very little downtime compared to other cosmetic procedures. Individual experiences may vary but most patients experience mild redness and/or mild swelling following the Microneedling treatment; similar to a mild sunburn. These symptoms may last between 2-4 days following the treatment, with many patients eperiencing a return to normal looking skin within 24 hours.
During your free consultation, your skincare specialist will discuss Microneedling side effects, downtime and aftercare in detail with you.
Microneedling for Acne Scarring
Atrophic scarring or depressed scars refer to scarring that results when tissue is lost following an inflammatory injury, such as acne. Depressed acne scars, like boxcar acne scars or rolling acne scars, form when the body does not produce enough collagen to replace the tissue that is lost during the injury.
Microneedling follows the same principle of other cosmetic treatments that utilize controlled injury to stimulate the body to create more collagen to fill in the depressed areas created by acne scarring. Microneedling is a popular treatment for treating acne scars and other types of scars, such as stretch marks, because it carries less risk of side effect, hyperpigmentation, and longer recovery times than other non-invasive acne scar treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing and chemical peels.
More than any other reason, Microneedling is a popular acne scar treatment because it works! One clinical study evaluating the effect of this treatment on acne scars reported that 94% of all participants “achieved a reduction in the severity of their scarring by one or two grades” and that nearly 89% of participants achieved “excellent or good” responses to the Microneedling treatment.
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What Are The Benefits of Microneedling?
- diminishes the signs of aging
- stimulates collagen and elastin production
- improves acne scars and stretch marks
- rejuvenates and repairs skin
- improves enlarged pores
- corrects sun damage
- painless treatments with little or no downtime
- does not cause hyperpigmentation
- safe on all skin types
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling utilizes controlled injury to tap into the body’s natural healing process. The treatment is performed with a roller-pen, equipped with fine precision micro-needles. The pen rolls over the skin, allowing the needles to finely puncture the subdermal layer, at minimum injury to the epidermis. Each needle creates a channel that the body wants to fill in with new tissue, triggering the release of cytokines and other growth hormones that stimulate the production and remodeling of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are the structural support and fleibility that characterizes beautiful, healthy, young skin. Clinical research finds that in addition to creating more collagen andelastin, Microneedling thickens the epidermis and creates new blood vessels to improve blood supply.
What Can Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling can offer a variety of medical benefits to skin condition that result from tissue damage and improve by the formulation of collagen and elastin. Skin conditions that are commonly treated with Microneedling include:
- acne scars
- signs of agin, such as moderate wrinkles and fine lines
- loose and lax skin
- large pores
- irregular skin tone, color or texture
- sun damage
- pigmentation irregularities
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