Microneedling therapy is also called collagen induction therapy. This
minimally-invasive non-surgical and nonablative skin rejuvenation uses a device
to create controlled skin injury. Small, fine needles puncture the skin,
creating a channel or micro-wound which triggers the body to heal these
channels by producing new collagen and elastin. In addition, new capillaries
are formed creating increased nutrient rich blood flow to the treated area.
Professional micro-needling is considered to be one of the safest skin
treatment procedures since it causes minimal damage to the skin.
Microneedling is an effective treatment for: • Correcting overall
photo-damage/skin rejuvenation • Reducing the appearance of scars from
acne or surgery • Reducing fine lines, deeper wrinkles or large pores
• Pigment disorders- age spots, melasma and post inflammatory pigment
(from acne and other inflammatory disorders)
As opposed to ablative laser treatments, the epidermis (top layer of skin)
remains intact and is not damaged. This leads to less down time and fewer risks
of complications. Specific or small areas can be targeted without the need to
“blend” around the treated area. Microneedling does not leave a line of
demarcation between treated and untreated skin, which can occur with other
The procedure is well tolerated and usually takes approximately one hour.
- Lotions, makeup or other topical products will be removed when you arrive
for your procedure.
- A topical numbing cream will be applied 30 minutes prior to
- Post procedure, the skin will be red and flushed and appear similar to a
sunburn. This might last for up to 24 hours, during which time you cannot
apply make-up, sunscreen or any other topical product.
- For maximum results, treatments may be repeated every 6 weeks, allowing
for new collagen to form.
We recommend having a consultation prior to scheduling your microneedling
treatment. This allows us to address all of your concerns so you can properly
prepare for your treatment. If time allows, same-day treatment may be
available. If you plan to have same-day treatment after your consultation,
please communicate this with your scheduler. We can block the appropriate time
on our schedule to accommodate you. PLEASE NOTE- If you book your treatment and
are unable to keep your appointment, we request a 24 hour cancellation notice.
You may be charged 50% of your service fee if 24-hour notice is not given.
- Overall, microneedling is well tolerated with minimal downtime. Your
provider will provide specific post care instructions during your
- Patients may have dryness, scaling, redness and swelling (similar to a
sunburn) after treatment. This may last for several days or longer, depending
on the aggressiveness of your treatment.
- Bacterial infection is extremely rare since the micro-channels heal
- Sun protection is necessary for several weeks after treatment.
- Emollients or antibiotic creams may be recommended.
- Rejuvenation of skin may be seen as soon as 2 weeks but improvements
continue for 6-8 months.
The number of treatments depends on the individual skin condition being
treated. Three to four treatments may be needed for moderate acne scars and
wrinkles. Burn scars and stretch marks may require up to 5 treatments. For long
term maintenance of wrinkles and overall skin care, one or two refresher
treatments are recommended each year.
Platelet rich plasma contains our body’s most powerful healing properties and
growth factors. When these growth factors are concentrated and reintroduced
into the skin through the open channels created with microneedling, they boost
rejuvenation of damaged tissue. If you choose to add PRP to your microneedling
treatment, we will begin by drawing a small volume of blood from your arm. The
blood is then placed into a centrifuge where the red blood cells are separated
from the plasma. This platelet rich plasma, which is dark golden in color, is
then applied to the face during the microneedling treatment. No additional
downtime in needed when adding PRP to microneedling. PRP is an “add-on”
treatment and will incur an additional fee.
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