Microneedling is a facial treatment that uses tiny needles to make punctures in the upper layer of skin to trigger the formation of new collagen through the body’s own natural healing process. Microneedling is also known as “collagen induction therapy” for this reason.
This treatment is highly effective and can be used on all skin types safely. While you can get some benefit with one treatment, you will truly get the full effect of fresh, youthful skin with at least three treatments spaced 4 weeks apart. Microneedling is also a great treatment for improving acne scarring, surgical scarring, and reducing pore size.
A major benefit of microneedling is that it opens up your skin while I am performing the treatment using the Skin Pen. The best way to take advantage of this is to apply either hyaluronic acid (HA) or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to this skin during the treatment so that it can be fully absorbed. This is a unique opportunity that you don’t normally get when applying products on top of the skin, where they tend to just sit and absorb superficially. Allowing HA or PRP to absorb deep into the skin during microneedling gives the skin an amazing hydrated appearance and improves the skin texture from the inside out. This helps dramatically with fine lines and uneven skin tone.
Microneedling treatments are safe and effective in the hands of an experienced nurse injector. First, I will apply a topical numbing cream to your skin so we can access the deep layers of the skin without discomfort, then microneedling is performed with the Skin Pen device. The finishing touch is the application of HA or PRP immediately over the skin. The Skin Pen device is tried and true, delivering reliable and clinically proven results on thousands of patients.
If you opt for a full treatment package (a series of three microneedling treatments with PRP), you will also receive the SkinMedica Postcare System (Procedure 360 Power Duo) as a gift so that you can continue to keep up your results at home.
($260 value) This system includes a repair complex that has growth factors in the serum to enhance and stimulate your collagen and elastin production to give you optimum results from microneedling treatments.
Microneedling has minimal side effects, typically mild redness and swelling that resolves within a day or two. Some light peeling may occur around days 4-7, which is normal as new skin is revealed. Just be diligent in applying sunscreen or wearing sun protection if outdoors. Clients can keep up their glowing results by using the SkinMedica system and returning for a follow-up treatment once a year.
Contact me to schedule your free consultation to learn more about this treatment and your skin needs.
*Results may vary from patient to patient