MicroNeedling, is a type of collagen induction therapy used to treat acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, pore size, and for overall general skin rejuvenation. It is a natural, gentle and completely non-invasive way to rejuvenate your skin from the inside out. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), microneedling rejuvenates your complexion by puncturing the skin using ultra fine needles, essentially creating microscopic wounds. To heal these wounds, the body produces more collagen – an essential ingredient when it comes to healthy, radiant skin. By producing more collagen, your body naturally improves the look of any imperfections, minimizes signs of aging and restores a rejuvenated appearance.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How is MicroNeedling done?
Prior to your MicroNeedling treatment, a prescription strength topical numbing cream is applied for 20 - 30 minutes. After adequate topical numbing, your skin is cleaned and the MicroNeedling is started. The procedure involves a device that uses a high speed automated stamp that microscopically penetrates the upper layers of your skin. Not only does MicroNeedling stimulate your body’s own repair mechanism to create more collagen, it also allows deeper absorption of skin care products that are applied to your skin.
Is the MicroNeedling treatment painful?
While the idea of being punctured with hundreds of tiny needles may sound like a real torture, microneedling is a virtually painless process. Some people do experience slight discomfort associated with a MicroNeedling treatment. The needles are quite tiny, similar in size to acupuncture needles.
Is there downtime with MicroNeedling?
Following the treatment, your skin will be pink/red and mildly sore, similar to a sunburn. The day after the treatment, you will typically be able to apply make-up and your skin will appear less pink. Some people have mild peeling of skin for a few days after the treatment.
What types of problems can be treated with MicroNeedling?
MicroNeedling was originally developed to treat acne scars, some surgical scars, and stretch marks. It is also commonly used to treat enlarged pores and for general skin rejuvenation and treatment of abnormal pigmentation. MicroNeedling can also be combined with treatments such as microdermabrasion.
How many MicroNeedling treatments are needed?
Although most people begin to see results after the first procedure, it is safe to repeat the treatment several times every 4-6 weeks. Collagen induction generally requires at least 3 sessions, while scar reduction typically requires 3-6 sessions, depending on your body’s individual response to the treatment. Once the therapy is completed, the new collagen will last for months, which is why microneedling is considered a long-lasting treatment.