Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that uses thin needles to make tiny holes in the top layer of your skin.
The damage helps stimulate your skin’s healing process, so it produces more collagen and elastin. These proteins keep your skin firm and smooth.
Safe for all skin types.
Creates thousands of microchannels in the skin for maximum product penetration.
Great option for skin with severe melasma.
Minimal downtime! 24 hours of redness (comparable to a sunburn).
Recommend 3-4 treatments, spaced 1 month apart.
What Microneedling Treats:
Scars (including acne scarring)
Dark spots or patches on your skin (hyperpigmentation)
Reduced skin elasticity
Fine lines and wrinkles
The automated SkinPen device utilizes a disposable tip containing 11 microneedles. This cartridge is used to vertically stamp the skin at high speed to stimulate collagen production. The SkinPen tip creates micro-injuries that encourage and harness the body’s innate ability to regrow and repair the skin through normal physiological processes. The SkinPen is as safe and effective as a fractional laser or intense pulsed light but with significantly shorter recovery period. You can treat your face, neck, décolleté, or any area of concern. A series of 3-6 treatments is recommended, spacing each treatment 4 weeks apart.
Discontinue use of retinoids and prescription topicals 14 days prior to your treatment. Wait until active acne and/or any possible sunburn has subsided. If prone to cold sores, take Valtrex or something similar for few days prior to treatment. This treatment cannot be performed on pregnant or breast-feeding patients due to the ingredients in the numbing cream applied before treatment.
A numbing topical is applied prior to treatment to allow for a near-painless experience. While receiving treatment you may feel pressure and a vibrating sensation. Immediately after treatment you will feel like you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This is normal and will usually subside within 1-2 hours and will recover within 24 hours.
Do not use topical agents that may increase sensitivity of skin: retinoids, topical antibiotics, exfoliants, acids that may be drying or irritating to the skin (such as alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) beta hydroxyl acids (BHA), exfoliating masks, salicylic acids, hydroquinone, and benzoyl peroxide acne products) 5-7 days prior
Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin or Advil for 3 days prior to treatment. These agents will interfere with the natural inflammatory process that is critical and responsible for your skin rejuvenation
Avoidance of IPL/Laser procedures, unprotected sun exposure or sunburn for 2 weeks prior
No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis to area being treated 5-7 days prior
No shaving the day of the procedure to avoid skin irritation. If there is dense hair present in the treatment area, closely shave the area the day before you arrive to your appointment.
Moles, warts or actinic (solar) keratosis cannot be treated.
If you are prone to cold sores, take antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and day of treatment. Call office for prescription.Come to appointment with clean face