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Microneedling Therapy also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive painless skin-rejuvenation procedure that has been shown in studies to increase collagen production in the skin by up to 400%.
The treatment involves pricking the skin with tiny single-use sterilized needles. It creates small superficial micro-wounds to the skin causing your body to make more collagen and elastin, which heals your skin and makes you look younger. Microneedling results in the production of new collagen and elastin, improvement in skin tone and texture, firmness as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
Microneedling can be used anywhere including the face and body. The procedure typically takes between 15-40 minutes depending on the area(s) being treated. Microneedling is for the most part painless. A numbing cream is used prior to treatment to allow for optimal comfort. Some patients describe the sensation of Microneedling as similar to a cat licking you..
There is no downtime with micro-needling however the majority of patients skin will be red and flushed for 12-24 hours after the treatment, similar to a sunburn. Don't wear any make-up or irritating products on your skin for at least 24 hours after the treatment and avoid the sun.
Microneedling is for the most part a painless procedure. We apply a numbing cream to your skin for 30 minutes before starting treatment so you won't feel much. Some patients describe the sensation as similar to a cat licking your face.
A single treatment will make a nice change however we recommend a minimum of 4-6 sessions spaced 4 weeks apart for optimal and longer term results.
Anyone who is in good health, wants to improve their skin imperfections and look younger is a good candidate. Unlike Plasma Fibroblast, microneedling can be performed on all skin tones.
The derma roller functions in the same way as microneedling by creating tiny micro injuries to the skin to stimulate collagen, however we typically do not recommend the derma roller. It is difficult to maintain consistent needle depth with the derma roller, it is difficult to sterilize and it tends to cause unnecessary skin trauma as it rolls across the skin. You may get decent short term results with a DIY dermaroller, however you most likely won't achieve the same resulta as a professional treatment using a medical grade Microneedling Pen.
Within 2 weeks you will start to see change that will continue for 3 months as new collagen is being built. For best results a series of 4-6 treatments spaced 1 month apart is recommended.
Your treatment will be performed by a board-certified licensed acupuncturist specializing in cosmetic acupuncture. Microneedling uses tiny needles inserted superficially into the skin similar to acupuncture. The concept of creating small micro-wounds to stimulate healing and skin rejuvenation is actually taken from acupuncture, in which needles are used to stimulate the body to self-heal.