Micro-Needling

What is Micro-Needling?
For skin micro-needling, we use an electric skin needling device made especially for this purpose. The device is a pen shaped studded with 12 very fine needles. It is a medical device used in micro needling to break down old scar tissue and to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. This cell multiplication results in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as in new capillaries for an improved blood supply.

 

How does Micro-Needling work?
The device slides along the skin, penetrating the upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2 mm to create numerous tiny needle wounds. The procedure prompts the body to respond through the creation of new collagen and elastin fibers. In response to the stimulus, the skin plumps and thickens, reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and wrinkles.

 

What does the procedure involve?
The skin is cleaned and a topical anesthetic cream is applied to lessen discomfort. For better results we use a collagen-stimulating product like Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin-C serum or a Scar Serum  during the procedure. A small handheld pen like device with a sterile, disposable tip with 12 tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin. Our needling pen’s multi-speed and adjustable needle depth allow needles to pierce the skin’s layer at 90 degrees and increase the absorption of products. After the treatment, soothing Vitamin-C serum or Hyaluronic acid are used to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.

 

What will I look like after the treatment?
Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be minimal pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking.

 

What is the down time after Micro-Needling treatment?
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sunblock. The use of mineral makeup is recommended after procedure.

 

How many treatments do I need and how often can Micro-Needling procedures be repeated?
Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4 weeks until you achieve the desired results. We recommend to start with 6 treatments, with a minimum separation time of 4 weeks between treatments. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, and the extent of the damage at the beginning. Micro-needling can be used on all skin parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc). Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment.

 

Am I a candidate for the Medical Micro- Needling?
Micro-needling can be safely performed on all skin types and all skin colors. As the epidermis and in particular, melanocytes in the basal area are left intact. There is minimal risk of pigment change or post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Skin micro-needling can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other procedures. 

 

 

 

Cost of Micro-Needling:

 

    1x $300

(includes samples of Hyalis, Journee and Bio-Cream)   

 

3x $825

(includes 15 ml size of Hyalis Hydrating Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid and

NeoCutis Journee Bio-Restorative Day Cream with SPF 30)  

 

6x $1,500

(includes 15 ml size of Hyalis Hydrating Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid and

NeoCutis Journee Bio-Restorative Day Cream with SPF 30 and

Bio-Restorative Night Cream with Growth Factors) 

 

 

 

 

Before and After Photos Micro-Needling

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