Microneedling

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Micro-needling(Collagen Induction Therapy) will dramatically increases the effectiveness and penetration of active ingredients in topical preparation and stimulates circulation and collagen production; improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.  Can be performed on all skin types, including ethnic skin.

The skin is cleaned and optional numbing cream is applied to lessen discomfort. For better results we use a collagen-stimulating product like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin-C serum or skin lightener for pigmentation during the procedure. A small handheld pen like device with a sterile, disposable tip that has tiny needles is used to pierce the skin. Our needling pen’s has a multi-speed and adjustable needle depth to allow needles to pierce the skin’s layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of products. After the treatment, soothing serum or Hyaluronic acid are used to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.

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 until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction an average of 6-8 treatments are recommended as well as chemical peels in-between to assist in the scar reduction. When you are thinking of a series of treatments, the number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds and the extent of the damage.

What should I avoid on my skin after treatment?
To ensure the right healing environment, for 2-3 days do not use AHA’s (glycolic Acid), retinol, acidic or “active” ingredients. Exposure to sun should also be avoided or zinc based sunblock should be used.

What are the side effects of the Medical Micro-Needling procedure?

However, it is not suitable for patients who:
Have a used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last three months
Have open wounds, cuts or abrasions on the skin
Have had radiation treatment to the skin within the last year
Have any kind of current skin infection, condition, herpes simplex in the area to be treated
Are pregnant or breastfeeding
Have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing

What conditions can be treated or improved with Medical Micro-Needling?

Mild to moderate acne scarring; any new or old scars
Fine lines and wrinkles
Skin texture, tone and pore size
Stretch marks

How does Medical Micro-Needling work?
The device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The procedure prompts a healing cascade and the body responds through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. Also, in response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.

$ 180 (75 min. Service)