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How is the procedure performed?
A sterile needle tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the MicroPen™. Your medical aesthetician will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, the pen will be pressed against the skin, gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area is covered. Several overlapping passes will be made in the same area.
Micro-Skin Needling, also know as Collagen Induction Therapy, works by causing “micro injuries” to the skin to trigger the healing and repair process. Part of the body’s natural healing process is collagen synthesis, which is the production of collagen. It is this production of collagen which acts to repair the damage done to the skin. The skin plumps and thickens in response to the stimulus from the “needling”, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, fine-lines and other skin texture changes. Skin-Needling can help in a multitude of areas:
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Improve Skin Color and Texture
Acne Scarring and Photodamage
Stretch Mark Reduction
Boost the Absorption of Skin Care Products
Micro-Skin Needling improves the thickness of the Dermis, as well as, the Epidermis. In return, it improves the texture of the skin and reduces wrinkles. It also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation. Disfiguring scars, especially acne scars, can many times be improved. New collagen fibers can elevate the depressed scar tissue with a new blood supply going to the scar.
Professional Micro-Skin Needling is a non ablative procedure, which means it does not remove the top layer of skin. That being said, skin-needling can be used on all skin parts of the body, arms, neck, decollete, legs, and of course the face. One treatment can take 45 to 60 minutes depending on the area being treated.
Although a single treatment can provide a noticeable result, a series of 2 to 3 treatments is recommended to achieve optimal results.