Microneedling is a minimally invasive resurfacing procedure using a device that contains fine needles to puncture tiny channels in the skin. This creates a controlled skin injury and prompts the body to produce new collagen and elastin.
About the procedure*
What does Microneedling do?
Microneedling promotes new collagen and elastin growth which tightens the skin and improves its texture, reduces pore size, eliminates fine lines and crepey skin, minimizes wrinkles, reduces brown and red spots, and improves the appearance of acne and surgical scars as well as stretch marks. Each treatment is customized based on the patient’s skin concerns by using an increased needle depth where skin damage requires a more aggressive approach. Your practitioner will select the appropriate needle depth and number of passes required to properly treat your concerns based upon your individual skin health and skin regimen.
Does microneedling hurt?
We numb the face with a topical cream prior to treatment, and patients experience little to no discomfort.
How many treatments do I need and how long do the results last?
Usually, multiple treatments will be necessary for the best results. A series of 3-6 treatments is recommended based on the patient’s skin condition and severity of scarring. An interval of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments is typically recommended. Maintenance treatments are recommended every 6 to 12 months.
Is there down time?
There is minimal downtime after a microneedling treatment because the fine channels created during the procedure close very quickly. Most patients see 2-4 days of redness after a treatment. Makeup should not be applied for 24-48 hours post procedure. Patients usually feel a slight soreness and may experience dryness and peeling after their treatment. Sun exposure should be avoided prior to and post procedure.
How is microneedling different from dermal rollers?
Dermal rollers are the first generation of needling devices. One of the many drawbacks of dermal rollers is the fixed needle or penetration depth (i.e. 0.5mm) which is not very conducive when treating an area like the face which requires different depths due to the thickness of skin tissue, which varies in depth tremendously depending on the area being treated. Our microneedling device has an adjustable needle depth that allows your skincare provider to adjust penetration depth throughout the entire treatment. This will allow the medical provider to properly address the specific needs of thinner skin on your lower eyelids, crow’s feet, and forehead, as well as thicker tissue in other areas like the upper lip, cheeks (due to fat pads), and neck.
*Treatment results depicted or described may vary by individual and are not guaranteed.