Microneedling uses tiny needles on a handheld device that makes controlled micro-channels in the skin where aging has begun to reveal itself. This causes the skin to react by stimulating collagen and elastin to send to the area to heal it. Once this happens, the collagen adds volume to the skin, and the elastin helps return the skin to its original state.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling uses tiny needles on a handheld device that makes controlled micro-channels (tiny holes) in the skin where aging has begun to reveal itself. This causes the skin to react by stimulating collagen and elastin to send to the area to heal it. Once this happens, the collagen adds volume to the skin, and the elastin helps return the skin to its original state.
Microneedling does an excellent job of rejuvenating the skin to reveal a beautiful complexion. It also offers the following benefits:
- No scarring
- No risk of adverse reaction
- Safe for all skin types
- Little to no downtime or recovery
- Little to no discomfort or pain
- Effective on many skin imperfections
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What To Expect After
The downtime following microneedling is short, as the area may be slightly pink like a mild sunburn for a couple of days. Once this goes away and the tiny holes heal, the results begin to appear.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: WHO IS AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR Microneedling?
A: Microneedling is ideal for those with acne scars, sun damage, fine lines or wrinkles, and other skin imperfections such as:
- Uneven skin tone
- Rough skin texture
- Large pores
- Under eye dark circles or puffiness
Q: HOW DO I PREPARE FOR microneedling?
A: Preparation for microneedling involves avoiding retinoid treatments and treatments for auto-immune diseases for 24 hours prior to your treatment as well as direct sun exposure for that time. We can supply you with a numbing cream to apply an hour before your treatment. The only other step to prepare for microneedling is to wash your face and arrive for your treatment with no makeup.
Q: WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE APPOINTMENT?
A: Prior to the procedure, a numbing cream is applied to minimize or eliminate any discomfort. With microneedling, we use the COSMOPen™ to create tiny channels in the skin to which the body responds by beginning the healing process. Collagen and elastin production are also stimulated to add volume to the skin and restore elasticity to it. The treatments are safe as we use sterile single-use needle tips with the device to prevent any cross-contamination.
Q: HOW LONG DOES A Microneedling PROCEDURE TAKE?
A: Microneedling itself takes about 30 minutes to complete. If you count the skin preparation and post-treatment process, the entire treatment may take up to an hour.
Q: WHEN WILL I SEE THE RESULTS?
A: While you can see some results immediately following a microneedling treatment, the full results do not become visible until the microchannels have healed and the skin’s color has returned, which takes about two to four weeks.
Q: WHAT IS THE COST OF microneedling?
A: The cost of microneedling varies based on the extent of the area to be treated and whether PRP is used during your treatment. During your consultation, we can discuss the costs with you as well as our payment options. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®.