Collagen Induction Therapy
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling creates microscopic punctures into the skin using a medical grade device. This allows vitamins, moisture and antioxidants to infuse into the skin while stimulating cell proliferation and stimulating the formation of new collagen. It results in immediate glowing, radiant skin that will increase collagen production even months later. Microneedling is used with a hyaluronic acid serum or PRP if it is a Vampire Facial.
What is Microneedling good for?
This minimally invasive procedure is clinically proven to reduce the look of scars and stretch marks, minimize wrinkles, improve the quality and texture of your skin, tighten skin and treat acne as well as cystic acne. It is a great procedure to help reduce hyper-pigmentation from acne scars or sun spots.
How Often Should Microneedling be Performed?
For best results, it is often recommended to receive three treatments, spaced one month apart. Once the desired results have been achieved, it is best to maintain treatments whenever the seasons are changing. This usually means about 3 sessions a year.
What to Expect During Consultation
We begin all appointments with a consultation. During the consultation, we review the area(s) of concern, and review your medical history. It is important to fully disclose your medical history prior to treatment as certain allergies, skin & neurological conditions or medications can jeopardize your safety or results.
What to Expect During Treatment
The areas being treated will be cleansed. It is best if you attend your appointment with no makeup. We will then apply a thin layer of Lidocaine around the face to temporarily numb the area. After 15 minutes, the Lidocaine will be removed and we will begin the procedure. It is often stated it feels like sandpaper rubbing against the skin. The procedure will take about 15 minutes to perform.
What to Expect Post Procedure
After the procedure, your skin may be red and flushed for 48-72 hours like a mild sunburn. The first 24 hours you will experience some tightness and mild sensitivity. It is best to avoid any physical exercise that may cause you to sweat for 48 hours. This prevents bacteria from entering into the skin. Avoiding makeup for 24 hours is also recommended. It is also recommended to purchase a post microneedling kit to take home with you. Your nurse will also discuss with you about types of skincare products to avoid for a few days to a week. This will include any products containing alcohol or retinol.