Micro-Needling is a method of inducing a controlled injury into the skin’s dermal & epidermal junction which induces growth factors, new collagen and elastin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling, lasers or any other ablative treatment. Thus, protecting the skin’s cell growth making for quicker healing and higher rates of success.
Who can be treated and on what areas of the body?
Micro-Needling can safely treat all skin types to address a variety of concerns. Most all areas of the body can be treated unless your medical provider determines otherwise.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically a series of 3-6 treatments is recommended, depending upon your area of correction or concern. Your skincare professional will ultimately determine a treatment schedule based on your individual goals and desire. Treatments are usually spaced in 4 weeks intervals. Patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks, or any type of scars, usually require 6 or more treatments to achieve the desired results.
How long will my treatment results last?
The procedures results through the stimulation of growth factors and collagen, thereby, promoting new skin cells to surface. As our skin ages our collagen production naturally slows down. Your overall result will last longer when using an at home skin care regimen that includes a daily retinol product. Your medical provider is best suited to make this recommendation. New collagen and elastin has been documented from just one treatment as much as one year later.
How long will it take for me to see results from my treatments?
A majority of patients see results after just one treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health. Most commonly patients report seeing positive changes as soon as 1-2 weeks after the first treatment. However, change is normally noted within a few days.
What will I look like after my treatment?
Micro-needling is considered a no downtime treatment. Immediately after your treatment your skin will look moderately red such as a light sunburn. Your medical provider will recommend a skincare regimen post treatment based on your individual skin. This will also help with any redness you might experience due to the treatment.