Microneedling

INTRODUCTION TO MICRO-NEEDLING

The concept of micro-needling is based on the skin’s natural ability to repair itself when it suffers physical damage. Immediately after an injury to the skin, our body begins the healing process, triggering new collagen synthesis. Microneedling intentionally creates very superficial “micro-injuries” to the outermost layer of the skin, inducing the healing process including new collagen production. Micro-needling has been shown to reduce the visibility of acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles, diminish hyperpigmentation, and improve skin tone and texture, resulting in smoother, firmer, younger looking skin.

ABOUT THE PROCEDURE

This procedure is performed by a trained skin care professional. The microneedling procedure is performed in a safe and precise manner with a single-use sterile needle head. The treatment session usually takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the area(s) being treated. After the procedure, the skin may be red, with mild swelling and/or bruising, and your skin might feel tight and sensitive to the touch. Although these symptoms may take 2-3 days to resolve completely, they will diminish significantly within a few hours after treatment. Plan on 3 days of social down time.