Micro-needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy) is an innovative skin rejuvenation treatment that can improve the overall appearance of the skin with little to no downtime. The process involves the creation of microscopic channels through the surface of the skin, which leads to formation of new tissue and release’s the skin’s natural growth factors which promotes scar and stretch mark healing and hyper-hypo-pigmentation repair. Because new tissue is formed, micro-needling is also an effective way to treat crepey skin, under eyes issues, fine lines, and dullness. These treatments can be enhanced by the application of chemical peels, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), growth factor gels, and hyaluronic acid based products.
An individualized treatment plan is discussed in order to address your direct concerns and appropriate care. Not every micro-needling session is exactly the same. We will take advantage of the micro channels to deliver vital nutrients, effective peels, or growth factors. Expectations: Commit to at least a series of 3-5 treatments about a month apart for best results. You will notice results after a few weeks and they will continue for up to 6 months after you complete the series.
After applying a topical anesthetic cream, an electric handheld device is used to administer variable depths and speed of needling application. Serums/peels/growth factors are applied shortly thereafter.
You will look and feel as though you have a light sunburn for a period of 24 hours. We ask that you avoid any direct sunlight during this time. Cool towels may be used to ease any mild discomfort. Depending on your individual treatment, around day 3 you may experience some peeling.