We are excited to offer an FDA approved, non-surgical treatment of fine lines, facial sagging, acne scarring and facial scars called, Micro-needling. Micro-needling activates the natural restorative processes of the body, to transform blemished and damaged tissue into smoother, clearer, more vibrant skin.
Automated micro-needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance.
During this procedure, the DermaPen is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles.
BENEFITS OF MICRO-NEEDLING
The benefits of microneedling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Microneedling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin.
DermaPen may also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
DermaPen can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE PROCEDURE
A sterile cartridge containing 12 points is attached to the DermaPen. One of our trained and skilled aestheticians will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs.
Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
WHAT MICRONEEDLING FEELS LIKE
The feeling associated with the DermaPen is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues.
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the DermaPen setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skin care professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
NUMBER OF MICRONEEDLING TREATMENTS
Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.
For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.
- Use a gentle cleanser with tepid water for the first 48 hours following treatment. Gently pat dry.
- Use only gentle skin care products for the first three days.
- Avoid makeup, retinoids, glycolic acids, Vitamin C products and sunscreens for the rest of the day following your procedures.
- Avoid sun exposure for 24 hours. After that, apply sunscreen with SPF 30 daily.
- Avoid swimming, strenuous activity and exercising during the first 24 hours following treatment.