Micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is one of the safest and most effective non-invasive treatments for overall skin rejuvenation. This gentle resurfacing procedure creates controlled micro-injuries to the skin, stimulating the skins’ natural repair process and the production of collagen and elastin. Microneedling is effective for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, scars, pore size, and stretch marks. After a series of treatments, patients can expect to see a significant improvement in skin tone and texture. For enhanced results, microneedling treatments may also be combined with topical Hyaluronic Acid.
The Dermapen microneedling system is a motorized device with a sterile tip containing 12 very fine needles. When the device is run over the skin, the needles create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, triggering the body to create new collagen and elastin. The resulting micro channels can carry up to 80% more topical nutrients deep into the skin, feeding the cells found in the dermis and the basal layer. This increases the absorption of active ingredients into the skin, stimulating the repair at a cellular level and accelerating the regeneration of the skin’s epidermal cells. The treatment is similar to laser treatments, but without the severe side effects or the long recovery time. The Dermapen micro needling system uses sterile, single use needle cartridges for optimal patient safety. The disposable needles reduces the risk of cross-contamination and the adjustable depth allows treatment that is specifically suited to individual needs.
What To Expect
To ensure patients comfort, numbing cream is applied to the area 30 min prior to your treatment. The skin is thoroughly cleansed and prepped . A hyaluronic acid serum is applied to your skin before gliding the Dermapen over the skin’s surface in a precise pattern, allowing the micro-needles to enter the skin vertically. This will ensure a uniform treatment, with the precise number of micro-injuries necessary to generate results. The depth of the treatment will be determined by which skin concerns are being targeted. After the treatment, we will apply the appropriate post-treatment products, and provide you with post-treatment instructions.
Some patients experience skin redness or sensitivity after the treatment, which may resolve in hours or days. Other patients may experience no redness whatsoever. It is recommended that patients wait 24 hours before applying makeup, and avoid strenuous activity or direct sun exposure until the skin has healed.