Promote Healing & Rejuvenation
Micro-needling is a popular, minimally-invasive cosmetic procedure that improves the texture and elasticity of the skin. Individuals who are ready to graduate from simple facials, but are not ready for a serious commitment to plastic surgery, love the almost instant results that micro-needling provides.
Micro-needling involves pricking the skin with the SkinPen micro-needling apparatus, creating nearly imperceptible microscopic wounds. When your body begins to heal these wounds, it naturally increases collagen and elastin production in your skin to create a more youthful look with reduced or eliminated fine lines and wrinkles.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, micro-needling can help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, sun spots, and other age-related skin conditions. You may be an ideal candidate for micro-needling treatment if you are in good health and have skin concerns that haven’t responded well to other treatments like facials or peels.
The Micro-needling Process
During the micro-needling procedure, your doctor will make tiny pricks under your skin with the SkinPen micro-needling tool. The pinpricks will be so small that they will not be noticeable to your naked eye. Still, they will be significant enough to trigger your body’s healing process and stimulate collagen and elastin production.
Before beginning the treatment, your doctor will apply a topical anesthetic to your skin to make sure your experience is painless and pleasant. The actual micro-needling process will take around 30 minutes.
You can expect to have slightly red skin immediately following the treatment. However, your skin should fully return to normal within 24-72 hours following the treatment. And you can expect to see the results of the treatment within the same time frame.