If you’ve tried creams and other magic serums and still feel dissatisfied with your results, microneedling might be a good option for you!
Microneedling can help to improve your skin’s appearance by smoothing its texture and reducing scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure micro blasts the collagen and elastin layers of the skin, encouraging regeneration. It is often used to target these areas:
- acne scars
- age spots
- fine lines and wrinkles
- other types of scars
- reduced skin elasticity
- uneven skin tone
How does Microneedling work?
Microneedling or skin needling (originally termed collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive, skin-rejuvenation procedure.
CIT uses tiny needles to create micro channels (tiny holes) in the skin. The process stimulates your skin’s natural wound healing process. Additionally, it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. Furthermore, microneedling increases your skin’s ability to absorb nutrients. This process works on any skin type. You will experience redness in the area for 24 to 48 hours, but will then start to notice positive results.
Is microneedling painful?
Microneedling is not completely painless, but the discomfort level is tolerable. We use a topical numbing cream before the procedure to minimize any discomfort.
How many treatments will I need to see results?
It’s not uncommon for a patient to notice positive results within 24 hours after the first treatment, but for optimal results three treatments are recommended.
How long will the results last?
Your results will last until your collagen production naturally slows down. Research shows new collagen stores in the skin for up to one year after treatment.
Is microneedling safe?
Yes, microneedling is considered safe for overall healthy people. However, the procedure is not safe for those using certain kinds of acne creams and medications, or for women who are pregnant.
Is there anything I need to avoid after treatment?
Yes! Avoid sun exposure and activities that would cause excessive sweating. This could interfere with the healing process.
Microneedling30 minute session
- small to medium area
Microneedling60 minute treatment
- full face and neck
Virginia has been a licensed, holistic esthetician for more than 7 years. She enjoys balancing the physical, emotional, energetic and mental aspects of the body to encourage optimal health, beauty and happiness.