What conditions can be treated or improved?
Some of the conditions that Medical Micro-needling is known to improve include: mild to moderate acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, skin texture and pore size, and stretch marks.
What areas of the body can I treat?
Micro-Needling can be done on all parts of the body: Face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. Skin micro-needling can be used on sensitive and fragile areas (eyes, neck, back of hands) that cannot be treated easily with other procedures.
What is the downtime after the treatment?
Most people will notice redness and mild swelling similar to a slight sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be slight pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Skin will be noticeably smoother and more radiant within a week or two. Full results will take a few months to appear.
What does the procedure involve?
It begins with cleaning and numbing the skin. A collagen-stimulating product, Vitamin C serum, and/or skin lightener is applied. A small pen with 12 tiny needles is used to create microscopic holes in the skin. The speed and adjustability of the needles allows for more effective piercing and absorption of skin products. Vitamin-C serum or Hyaluronic acid are used after the procedure to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.
Can Micro-Needling be performed on any skin color?
Yes! Micro-needling is safe to use on all skin types and colors without risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
Is Medical Micro-Needling painful?
Prior to the treatment, a numbing cream is applied to ensure the patient is comfortable during the procedure.
How Many treatments do I need?
Usually results begin to appear after the first treatment. Typically 3 treatments are needed, but this can vary. Collagen induction requires at least 3 treatments, while scar reduction requires between 3 to 6. Treatments are spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart, and the number of treatments needed depends on individual cases.
What are the side effects of this procedure?
No negative side effects result from micro-needling, and none have been seen in the more than 150,000 procedures that have been done worldwide.
Am I a candidate for this treatment?
Micro-needling is not suitable for patients who have used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last three months, have open wounds, cuts or abrasions, have had radiation skin treatment within the last year, are suffering from any skin infection, condition, or herpes simplex in the area of concern, are pregnant or breast feeding, have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing.