Micro Needling – A new way to make collagen
The process is called Collagen Induction Therapy and is used to improve
- Texture and tone
- Surface scarring
- Fine wrinkles
How does it work?
Micro needling is based on the use of tiny needles to create micro channels (tiny holes) in the skin. The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself, and in the process produces collagen and elastin (the stuff in your skin that makes it look plump, firm and juicy).
This repair process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles or scars (Acne Scars are more easily improved when treated earlier). There is no tissue destruction with micro needling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which stops almost immediately.
An outstanding product absorption booster
These superficial micro-channels also allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. Specific treatment products can be selected to achieve accelerated results. We’ll employ various topicals depending upon your needs
Lightening or bleaching serums
Stem cells to multiply new young cells
Vitamin C for strengthening and antioxidant boost
PRP Therapy via Micro-Needling
Topical PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy utilize micro-needling to advance the healing of lasers and resurfacing treatments. PRP treatments are also used to boost the freshness of the skin and improve skin texture and tone.
What areas can be treated?
Micro-Needling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body with the most frequent treatments being on the:
Face Neck Decolletage Arms
Is Micro-Needling new?
Micro needling has been used for decades in Europe in various forms, from blocked stamps to hand rollers to the new automated pens that make the process fast, consistent and for the most part, quite comfortable. Only in recent years have the public and physicians embraced the concept. (It’s almost as if something so simple couldn’t possibly work well, right?) But we’re discovering that this simple action of creating a tiny wound without heat or any other high technology works remarkably well.
What does Micro-Needling feel like?
The needle penetration occurs very quickly which means it will feel more like a sandpaper sensation than needles. Some patients describe it as similar as the feel of a cat’s tongue. Scar treatments require longer needles which invade “nerve space” and thus, produce more sensation.
After the treatment
You’ll likely look as if you have a sunburn following treatment. This can last the rest of the day, to several days or a week depending on treatment depth. Treat your skin gently and refrain from acid-containing products for a week or longer if advised by the Esthetician.
No heat also equals less downtime! Most Micro-Needling clients are red for 24 hours or less. That advantage means you can get the procedure performed on a Friday and be back to normal for work on Monday.