What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or Skin Needling, is a minimally-invasive procedure in which tiny, sterile needles pierce the skin, creating thousands of microscopic channels. This activates a healing response in the skin leading to the formation of fibroblasts (cells that make collagen), release of growth factors, and ultimately deposition of new collagen and elastin. After a series of treatments, visible results are seen including : skin firmness, tightening, improvement in skin texture, and a reduction in wrinkles and scarring.
Dr Pen Microneedling is an amazing new technology developed to:
– Induce natural collagen production
– Assist with tightening and lifting skin
– Treat pigmentation/sun damage by allowing deeper penetration of products
– Treat all types of scars (including acne scarring, keloid and surgical scars)
– Reduces appearance of wrinkles and fine lines (forehead lines, frown lines, crows feet and lip lines)
– Improve stretch marks
– Generally prevent the appearance of aging skin
– Helps with Rosacea by strengthening the skin
– Diminishes the appearance of enlarged pores
The number of recommended treatments depends upon the type of skin concern.
What is Medical Micro-Needling?
It is a skin treatment procedure that involves an electric skin-needling device. The device contains 12 very fine needles. It is used during micro-needling procedures to break down old scar tissue and push skin cell generation. Cell production leads to the creation of new layers of elastin and collagen fiber and leads to improved blood flow in the skin.
How does Medical Micro-Needling work?
The device slides along the skin and penetrates upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create tiny needle wounds. This signals the body to respond by producing collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, the skin becomes fuller, thus reducing the appearance of scars, lines, and wrinkles.
What conditions can be treated or improved with Medical Micro-Needling?
Some of the conditions that Medical Microneedling is known to improve include: mild to moderate acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, skin texture and pore size, and stretch marks
What will I look like after the treatment?
Most people will notice redness and mild swelling similar to slight sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be slight pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Skin will be noticeably smoother and more radiant within a week or two. Full results will take a few months to appear.
What does the procedure involve?
It begins with cleaning and numbing the skin. A collagen-stimulating product, Vitamin C serum, and/or skin lightener is also used. A small pen with 12 tiny needles is used to create tiny wounds in the skin. The speed and adjustability of the needles allows for more effective piercing and absorption of skin products. Vitamin-C serum or Hyaluronic acid are used after the procedure to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.
What is the down time after Medical Micro-Needling treatment?
Inflammation of the skin is very temporary and reduces greatly within a few hours. It may remain slightly pink for up to 48 hours after treatment. Using hyaluronic acid after the procedure can help reduce inflammation, and sunscreen can be used to protect the skin. Makeup use should be limited to mineral makeup.
What are the benefits of Medical Micro-Needling?
Some of the known benefits of Medical Microneedling include: greatly improves topical cream effectiveness and penetration, stimulates blood circulation and collagen production, needles are non-allergenic, cost effective compared to other resurfacing procedures, works on all skin types, and can treat the scalp, face, and body, including skin around the eyes, mouth and neck.
What effects does the Medical Micro-Needling have on the skin?
Medical Microneedling is known to improve many aspects of the skin including, but not limited to: improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, regenerates tissue, improves the appearance of scars, reduces the size of pores, and reduces the appearance of stretch marks
Can Micro-Needling be performed on any skin color?
Medical Micro-needling is safe to use on all skin types and colors without risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
Is Medical Micro-Needling painful?
Prior to the treatment, numbing cream can be applied to minimize pain that is felt during the procedure.
How many treatments do I need and how often can Medical Micro Micro-Needling procedures be repeated?
Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks as needed. Collagen induction requires at least 3 treatments, while scar reduction requires between 3 and 6. 4 to 6 weeks should pass between one treatment and the next, and the number of treatments needed depends on individual cases. Micro-needling can be used on all parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc). Usually results begin to appear after the first treatment.
Full Face OR Neck – Reg $199 | VIP $159
Full Face and Neck – $235 | VIP $188
Half Face OR Cheeks – $149| VIP $119
Forehead OR Upper Lip -$99 | VIP $72
Single Scar – $129 | VIP $103
Series of treatments are recommended for optimum results
Series of 3 – $449
Series of 6 – $750