Micro-needling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It uses very tiny needles to stimulates your skin to produce collagen and cell turnover, thereby promoting natural healing and skin regeneration. Collagen is a natural protein that helps maintain your skin’s firmness and shape. Collagen will improve your skin’s appearance, plumpness and treat:
- Stretch marks
- Deep wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Uneven skin tones
- Traumatic scars
- Fine lines
- Sun damage
- Spider veins
- Tighten small areas of loose skin
- Reduce pore size
Who Can Benefit from Micro-Needling?
This procedure is also effective for skin rejuvenation and plumping the skin. It produces natural results and is safe for most skin types. If you have any of the previously mentioned issues, you can benefit from this treatment, and works best for scars that aren’t very deep. In a 2009 study on micro-needling effects, almost 100% of acne-scarred participants reported significant improvement in the appearance of scarring.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
There will be some immediate results – your skin will look healthier right away. To achieve your optimum results, it will take about 3-6 sessions, and final results may not be visible for 3-6 months. The results will last a very long time, maybe forever.
What Does a Micro-Needling Treatment Involve?
A topical numbing cream is applied to the area about 20 minutes before your treatment. During the treatment, it will feel a bit like sandpaper going over your skin. Each treatment lasts about half an hour without any discomfort and very little downtime. We ask that you use sunscreen and mild skin care products after your treatment and wait a day before applying makeup. Treatments are usually scheduled four weeks apart.
If you would like to learn more about the many benefits of Micro-needling and if it can help you remove scars, tighten your skin, even out your skin tone or reverse sun damage, call us for a one-on-one consultation now. We would love to help you reclaim your smooth skin!