“Needling” was discovered to be a simple but very effective way to enhance collagen remodeling and generate a smoothing of the skin without the need for peels, laser, or surgery. Now, we can do it faster, safer and more effectively!
What is Microneedling?
Our Microneedling pen is a highly automated and precise pen-like device. Which gently generates thousands of microscopic channels in the deeper, functional layer (the dermis) of the skin, stimulating an increase in collagen production and new tissue growth, as well as smoothing and remodeling the skin. Microneedling treatments also stimulate the release of growth factors that enhance the body and fullness of the skin, promote scar softening and flattening and a general smoothing out of any wrinkles or lines in the area.
How does it work?
Microneedling creates a controlled mechanical “stimulation” of the dermis, which induces collagen smoothing and new growth. This helps create a smoother, fresher look to the skin.
The beneficial results from the stimulatory effects on the collagen can be seen in as little as 3 or 4 weeks, but the full effects are best appreciated after 3 or 4 months following treatment. Many patients will also notice a “glow” to their skin in addition to fewer lines and smoother skin! Results may vary.
We love Microneedling – one of our most popular office procedures! Microneedling is a great non-surgical, non-laser, non-peel, relatively inexpensive option for the treatment of a variety of problematic skin conditions. Microneedling can be highly effective for dealing with aging issues such as “weathered” skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and diminished elasticity, as well as for the treatment of scars from acne, trauma, or surgery. Microneedling can also be effective in reducing stretch marks and for treating dark skin, variegated color, or dark hues issues (dyschromia / hyperpigmentation).
Microneedling is a generally quicker, safer alternative to more expensive treatments like surgery, resurfacing, dermabrasion, and chemical peels, while being more than capable of providing equally effective results! And unlike these other treatments, Microneedling can be performed for the face, neck, hands or body – in other words, anywhere! Even overly thin skin is not an obstacle to treatment!
How often do I need treatments?
A series of 6 treatments is necessary for best results. Microneedling treatments are performed in 4-6 week intervals. Treatment time is approximately one hour.
What can Microneedling treat?
Microneedling treatments can be used for:
Skin Tightening / Firming
Reduction of Fine Lines / Wrinkles
Acne, Trauma or Surgical Scar Reduction
Stretch Mark Reduction
Smoothing / Softening of Skin Texture (for “weathered” looking skin)
Reduction of Dark Spots (hyperpigmentation)
Reduction of Pore Size