What is Microneedling?

The skin we all yearn for is hydrated, smooth, has an even color, is supple, and free of wrinkles. Internal aging results in the loss of collagen and elastin resulting in sagging, thinning skin. External factors such as damage from the sun can cause uneven pigment, vascular lesions, wrinkling, and loss of elastic tissue. Microneedling is a safe and relatively painless procedure with minimal downtime used to combat the effects of aging.

A numbing cream is applied to the treatment area. We then thoroughly cleanse the area and prepare your skin for the treatment. We use an FDA-approved device (EVO pen) to create micro-punctures on the skin surface to reactivate collagen-producing cells and skin cell turnover. At the same time, specific serums tailored to your individual needs penetrate into the skin to maximize their effectiveness.

Serums used with microneedling may contain sterile hyaluronic acid to plump the skin, vitamins to brighten the complexion, Botox to immediately reduce pore size, decrease oil production, and/ or medical-grade CBD oil used for those with acne-prone skin to eradicate breakouts and prevent new ones.

We can also use platelet-rich plasma during the micro-needling procedure for full skin regeneration, this has been referred to by others as a “Vampire Facial”. PRP is a product derived from your blood that has been drawn and then processed using a centrifuge. PRP is rich in growth factors and promotes local tissue growth and repair of damaged tissue. Since the product is derived from your own body, there is no risk of adverse or allergic reactions.

Your skin will appear slightly red and feel “wind burned” over the next day or so. You will then feel tightness as the skin is remodeling itself. In about a month, your skin quality will be improved. We recommend before and after pictures so you can see the difference.

As with most skin rejuvenating procedures, we recommend a series of this treatment for maximum results. Usually, 3 sessions are spaced 4 weeks apart for the maximum benefit. This treatment is often combined with painless Laser Genesis (see laser therapies section). Combined, this therapy is the equivalent of radiofrequency micro-needling which can be quite expensive and painful.

 

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