What is Micro Needling?
Microneedling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues.
It’s also called skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI).
Most anyone can have the procedure performed as long as they do not have any active infections, lesions, or any known wound healing problems.
If you have active acne, or tender acne cysts, do not microneedle over those areas. It will irritate the area, make them more inflamed and potentially spread bacteria. Wait until your skin is more clear before attempting the procedure.
Microneedling is typically performed in a series of four to six sessions, spaced about a month apart.
The needles are inserted deeper at each subsequent session, as the skin becomes thicker and can tolerate it.
During the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied and then a pen like tool called a Microneedling Machine is used to insert tiny stainless steel needles into the skin to cause micro-injuries or punctures. The idea is that the damage caused by the needles encourages your body to send healing agents (elastin and collagen) to the cuts to repair them.
By making tiny columns of trauma in the dermis, the body is forced to make new collagen to fill them in and heal them. This new collagen makes skin look and feel slicker, tighter, and more youthful. Because the sun breaks down collagen, and our skin naturally makes less collagen as we age, any intervention that encourages increased collagen synthesis can make skin look and act younger.
After the procedure, a collagen enhancing serum is applied.
Additional Services that can be added one would be LED Light Therapy and Hydro Jelly Mask. Both are recommended for Calming the skin.
Below are some before and after photos.
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