Microneedling is the process of prompting the body's natural healing process, as well as collagen and elastin growth, to create smooth, healthy skin.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a technique that involves making tiny injuries in the skin surface to stimulate new collagen production. Collagen is key to younger skin because it is the substance that provides the underlying support that your skin needs to resist wrinkles and fine lines. Microneedling is also effective for acne scars, stretch marks and other minor scars to camouflage them with the surrounding skin. Microneedling stretch marks and scars may require several treatments.
Microneedling is considered safe for most skin types and conditions. Some conditions should be resolved prior to having a Microneedling treatment, and our aestheticians can help you decide if Microneedling is right for you.
The full procedure takes, including the numbing, approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Generally, 2-4 treatments are advised, however, more may be necessary for some individuals and the results are additive. Most patients are red for 24-48 hours or less. That means you can get the procedure performed on a Friday and be typically back to normal for work on Monday.
Your skin may feel sensitive—as if you have a mild sunburn—for the first few days. It may also have a pink or light red appearance. We recommend that you let your skin rest for 72 hours before using any skin care products or makeup. You should also avoid sunlight during this time and always use sunscreen in the future. Sunlight can break down collagen faster. We will go over the proper regimen to follow during your consult & treatment.
Microneedling is effective, gives natural results, is safe for most skin types, has minimal downtime and minimal discomfort. Your skin will look younger with fewer signs of aging, creating a fresher appearance or glow.
Collagen production can take up to six weeks. Based on your lifestyle, you may enjoy the benefits of a Microneedling treatment for six months to one year. The determining factor is how quickly your body breaks down collagen, and this varies by patient.