Through the years men and women alike are bothered by a variety of skin imperfections. They may have acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation or enlarged pores that they wish to improve.
Micro-Needling is a new technology used by our Master Medical Esthetician Nikki Robbins to improve these skin imperfections without surgery.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-Needling is a minimally invasive treatment that transforms the look and feel of damaged skin to smoother, cleaner healthier looking skin. It involves a small device that penetrates the skin creating controlled micro-dermal injuries. This stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin which in turn fills these imperfections, thus improving skin texture and firmness. While Micro-Needling alone will stimulate collagen, your doctor may choose to add cosmeceuticals, stems cells, or growth factors to further enhance cell rejuvenation.
What are the benefits of Micro-Needling?
With Micro-Needling many skin conditions can be treated. Micro-Needling improves skin texture and firmness, reduces the appearance of acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, melasma and hyperpigmentation. Micro-Needling can be used on all skin types and almost anywhere on the body, even around the eyes.
How many Micro-Needling treatments will I need?
That depends on the area and condition of the skin being treated. Many skin problems can be effectively treated with a series of 2 – 3 Micro-Needling treatments repeated 4 – 6 weeks apart as needed, while others may need between 4 – 8 Micro-Needling sessions 6 weeks apart as needed.
How soon will I see results?
Improvement is often seen within 1 – 2 weeks, however achieving the desired results may take a couple of months depending on the severity of the condition being treated. For 1 – 2 days after the treatment there may be some mild swelling and redness similar to a sunburn.
Is Micro-Needling safe?
There is relatively little risk in Micro-Needling performed by skin care professionals using medical grade Micro-Needling devices performed in a medical office. Micro-Needling is safe to use on all skin types and colors and there is little risk of infection.
CAUTION: “At home models” can present many safety risks. They include improper hygiene before, during and after the Micro-Needling takes place; the quality of the needle; the appropriate needle length; and the possibility of infection and/or scarring.
What are Micro-Needling treatments like?
Before your Micro-Needling treatment, our our Master Medical Esthetician will evaluate your skin condition and your goals to determine the appropriate number of sessions. Prior to your treatment a numbing cream may be applied to the treatment area. The micro-needling device will then deliver thousands of micro-injuries to initiate the body’s wound healing process. The skin will be red and the tiny channels made in the skin will be open for about 18-24 hours post procedure. It is recommended to avoid sun exposure, retinol products, exfoliants, and waxing before and after the treatment.
Micro-Needling treats all skin types and almost any part of the body. Schedule your consultation with our doctor today.