Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) may be one of the hottest trends in anti-aging for treating and reversing the signs of aging, as well as scarring and over all skin appearance.
During this procedure, the Skin Pen has 16 fine surgical steel needles that are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body’s healing process to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. Through the process of the development of new blood vessels and neocollagenesis (the making of new collagen) to help keep the skin smooth, resilient and youthful! With microneedling, there can be improvement in skin’s tone, texture and firmness, as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
A consultation is required prior to treatment. Ask for our Master Esthetician, Ms. Whitney Kauzlarich.
What can I expect during and after treatment?
Prior to your treatment, we topically numb the skin for 20-30 minutes in hopes that the treatment has little if any discomfort. The treatment if you can feel it, often feels scratchy. The treatment itself takes about 30 or so minutes. Once done, your face will appear red and possibly a little inflammation which will calm down within a few hours. Redness can last 1-3 days depending on your skin and how aggressive the treatment was done.
What can MicroNeedling help with?
MicroNeedling can help with:
What are the down time and post care expectations?
After getting a MicroNeedling treatment, there will be minimal down time. Most people experience redness, and possible inflammation for 24-48 hours. Some pin point bleeding may be present right after treatment, but will not continue to bleed and will resolve within 24 hours. Make up can be worn 24 hours after the treatment.
The first 3 days are the most critical to follow the post care instructions given at the time of treatment
How often should I have this treatment?
The number of treatments needed for desired results may vary. Everyone’s skin is different, especially depending on what you are looking for as a results. We typically recommend 3-6 treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart. It takes about 60-90 days for the full collagen remodeling process to take place.
How long does treatment last?
Results can last about 12 or so months after a series, and maintenance treatments will be suggested. Nothing with skin has a permanent results, as our body continues to age every day after such treatments. Results also can vary depending on lifestyle choices and skin care use.