Micro-Needling is a skin rejuvenation therapy that is used for reducing scars caused by acne, surgery, or burns. It fades stretch marks, reduces fine lines and deep wrinkles, evens skin pigmentation and tightens loose skin.
For an enhanced result, pair this treatment with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP).
How Does Micro-Needling Work?
Micro-needling uses tiny needles that exist on a roller, often referred to as a Derma roller.
What is the technology?
The technology aims to create a controlled injury underneath the skin’s surface, inducing the body to respond by forming new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as new capillaries for an improved blood supply in the treated area. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines and other skin texture changes. In addition, the channels made from the micro-needles allow topical gels and treatment serums to be absorbed more effectively through the top layer of skin.
What can I expect during the treatment?
Micro-needling is an in office treatment that does not require general anesthesia. First, the skin is cleansed and treated with a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort. The procedure takes 20-30 minutes, depending on the area treated. Some pressure sensations might be felt however these will not be painful. Recovery after this treatment depends on the length and density of the needle length used. The skin will be pink or red in appearance for 24-48 hours, similar to a sunburn with minor bleeding and occasional, mild bruising. The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short time.
What are the results?
It can take between 6-8 weeks before visible signs of skin regeneration are seen and the process will continue to evolve providing a gradual improvement. Although a single treatment can provide a noticeable result, a series of 2-3 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart, is recommended to achieve optimal results.
Is Micro-Needling Safe?
There is no risk of scarring or permanent color changes. Research studies on thousands of clients of different race and color show no-adverse skin reaction.
Scar reduction, evening of skin pigmentation, tightening of loose skin.
Avoid prolonged sun exposure for 24 hours prior to treatment. Sunburned skin cannot be treated. No auto-immune therapies or Retin-A procucts for 12 hours prior to treatment. On the day of treatment, please use a gentle cleanser on your face and do not wear makeup.
Use a gentle cleanser for at least 72 hours after the treatment. Gently dry the skin and always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area. Hydrate your skin to restore skin to its balanced state. We recommend Hyaluronic Acid, which can be purchased at the spa. Do not wear makeup for 24 hours after your treatment. Wear sunscreen with an SPF of 25 or greater.