Microneedling uses Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) to stimulate collagen production.

Tiny needles are applied to the skin to produce micro-channels that triggers the wound healing cascade. This in turn leads to collagen production and reorganization which results in more even skin tone, firmer skin, the reduced appearance of stretch marks and scars. These micro-channels also increase the effectiveness of delivering topical treatments for anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, acne which furthers the results for brighter, firmer skin.

Microneedling can treat:

    • Acne scars
    • Surgical scars
    • Fine line and wrinkles
    • Enlarged pores
    • Uneven skin tone
    • Sun spots
    • Age spots
    • Reduced skin elasticity

What to Expect?

Microneedling starts with cleansing the face. A topical anesthetic cream is then applied to the skin for an adequate amount of time. After the skin is prepped for treatment, the microneedling pen is applied to the skin in smooth, even patterns. A topical serum is applied during or immediately after treatment to target specific skin conditions. This is followed by application of a soothing and protective skin barrier. An aftercare kit is recommended to optimize results.

The entire process takes about 45 minutes. It may take 2-3 treatment sessions to achieve ideal results, which may be repeated every 4 – 6 weeks.

What are the side effects and downtime for microneedling?

    • Microneedling is minimally invasive, essentially involving no downtime. Redness and swelling immediately after the procedure is common and oftentimes mild. Skin flaking may occur for a few days which is common after any skin resurfacing procedure.
    • Exercise should be refrained for 24 hours as this can cause increased heat, inflammation and redness. Regular makeup can typically be used again the following day. The skin will be more sensitive four about one week after treatment and it is advised to use SPF 50+ sunscreen during this period.
    • Please discuss any medical history of severe acne, use of Accutane, radiation, oral herpes or skin infection with your provider. Active acne, infection, open wound, history of radiation are contraindications for microneedling. If you have a history of cold sores, oral antivirals may be recommended pre and post-treatment. A history of hyperpigmentation or melasma may also benefit from pretreatment with a specific skin cream.

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