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Aug 9, 2019

The celebrity treatment 

You may have heard of microneedling – as some celebrities rave about it!  Is it painful and does it work? Read on to learn more about this minimally invasive procedure and why some people are choosing it over more invasive laser treatments.   

 

What is Microneedling?  

Medical Grade Microneedling  also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a procedure that creates a series of tiny, superficial punctures using sterile needles, like the MD Needle Pen. The mechanical action of the pen allows the needles to puncture the skin to create a controlled injury at a specific depth.  

After the face, neck, or chest is numbed we use a pen with tiny needles to puncture the skin. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body’s natural healing process to fill these micro wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the top layer of the skin. In addition, new capillaries are formed for improved blood supply. More blood supply means healthier skin, with improved tone and texture.   

 

What can it treat?  

Microneedling has been successful in helping minimize the appearance of acne scars, fine lines and moderate wrinkles, and pore size. A 2009 study revealed that almost 100% of participants reported a noticeable difference and vast improvement in the appearance of their acne scars after a treatment. It’s also used to improve skin laxity, stretch marks, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. 

< before (left) and after (right) > 

 

Results and Recovery  

While most folks see immediate results after a single procedure, longer lasting and more noticeable results will appear after a series of 3-6 treatments. The recovery period is 12-24 hours where your skin will be pink and appear to look like a sunburn.    

Post treatment we use colorescience finishing touch protocol.  (All Calm -SPF 50, Sunforgettable Brush on Sunscreen -SPF 50), Total Eye Restore -SPF 35, and Lip Shine- SPF 35.  This minimizes the redness, so you can put on a hat and continue to run errands throughout the day, while still avoiding prolonged sun exposure for 24 hours.  

 

Maximizing Results with Combination Procedures 

Microneedling can be used in combination with a Coolifiting facial that infuses Hyaluronic Acid serum for ultimate hydration.  We also have an optional peptide mask post treatment for a  quicker recovery.