What exactly is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a safe and minimally invasive procedure that encourages collagen production using tiny, sterile needles. This process is quick and specifically designed to invoke the healing response in your skin by causing micro-trauma in a targeted way. The small wounds created will then cause your body to make more collagen and elastin, which heals your skin and helps you look younger! Love that. Don't worry, we use a topical to numb prior and can add on laughing gas to make the experience more comfortable! During the treatment, we use a pen with a small head that contains 9+ needles that vibrate at high power, and at certain depths, to pierce the superficial layer of your skin thousands of times over a few seconds. These small and controlled abrasions go into your epidermis and even the upper layers of the dermis to stimulate the healing response in your skin, which results in increased collagen formation & elastin formation! It has been shown that the small pin holes created by the thousands of needles break into the upper levels of the dermis and cause the release of growth factors to “repair” and “heal” from the micro-damage that has been caused. Basically, your body is overreacting to the small trauma thinking that there is a bigger trauma and this healing process results in the release of growth factors that increase collagen and elastin levels. In addition to the stimulation of collagen the micro-trauma also results in the formulation of tons of little blood vessels which supply blood, oxygen and nutrients straight into the dermis. The combination of these changes results in a reduction in wrinkles, healing of photo-damage and tightening of existing skin - all of which makes you look younger!
What are the benefits of Microneedling?
Increases collagen and elastin formation
Improves cell turnover rate
Improves skin tone and texture
Improves fine lines and wrinkles
Improves hyperpigmentation and sun spots
Improves pore size
Improves surgical and acne scars
Improves stretch marks
Who is a good candidate for Microneedling?
Microneedling is incredible for anyone who wants to improve skin irregularities & look younger! Plus, it's safe on all skin types!
How much downtime should I expect with Microneedling?
You will look pink (similar to a sunburn) for approximately 2 days post procedure. However; we can amplify your results, boost hydration, provide comfort and expedite your healing process by adding a C02Lift Mask for 1 hour post. This upgrade feels great & will reduce all redness after the application. You will avoid makeup 1 day post, and will use gentle products up to 5 days after your procedure. Within 2 weeks you will start to see a change that will continue for 3 months! Keep in mind; a single procedure will make a nice change, but a series of 3-6 treatments spaced out by 4 weeks is ideal for optimal results.