Micro needling, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is the use of a small device that delivers small micro injuries to the epidermis and dermis of the skin. This concept is similar to our resurfacing lasers 1540 and Fraxel. These small injuries encourage the skin to re-grow, repair and rejuvenate the skin. This is a great way to deliver ingredients such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), stem cells or hyaluronic acid.
Micro Needling is a quick, minimally invasive and can improve:
- Collagen Induction
- Anti aging
- Acne Scars
- Lip Wrinkles
- Pore Appearance
- Texture Improvement
- Increased product absorption
Darker skin types are excellent candidates for Micro Needling because they are more prone to the side effects from lasers. This is a great procedure for patients who do not want laser resurfacing but want more rejuvenation than a typical peel or microdermabrasion.
How long does the procedure take?
We schedule 1 hour for micro needling.
How many sessions do I need?
Typically we like to do 3-5 sessions one month apart for optimal results. You will see best results after about three treatments.
Is Micro Needling painful?
We will apply a topical anesthetic for 30 minutes before your treatment. Micro Needling uses a very fine needles. There are a couple of sensitive areas, however, the treatment is generally easily tolerated.
How much down time can I expect?
You can expect minimal bleeding, redness and swelling for about 24-48 hours. Your skin will feel tight, dry and rough. You may feel as though you have a mild sunburn. While healing avoid chemicals and make up. Avoid direct sun exposure. No sunblock for 12 hours.
Is Micro Needling Safe for darker skin types?
Since no melanin absorbing lasers and no heat are used, Micro needling, Collagen Induction is relatively safer than lasers.
Medications to avoid before micro needling:
Please discuss with us you medication list. Be sure to mention if you using any photosensitizing medications (tretinoin, autoimmune therapies) or have an active acne or cold sore. Sun exposure should be avoided.
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