Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro-Needling is a method of inducing a controlled injury to the skin's dermal & epidermal junction which induces growth factors, new collagen, and elastin. This process causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling, or any other ablative treatment. Thus, protecting the skin's cell growth making for quicker healing and higher rates of success.
Who can be treated and on what areas of the body?
Micro-Needling can safely treat all skin types to address a variety of concerns. Most all areas of the body can be treated unless your medical provider determines otherwise. This includes but is not limited to the: face, neck, décolletage, hands, arms, legs, abdomen and back.
How many Micro-Needling treatments will I need?
Typically a series of 3-6 treatments is recommended, depending upon your area of correction or concern. Your skincare professional will ultimately determine a treatment schedule based on your individual goals and desires. Treatments are usually spaced in 4 week intervals. Patients with deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks, or any type of scars, usually require 6 or more treatments to achieve the desired results.
Will the Micro-Needling procedure hurt?
Prior to your treatment the medical provider will apply a topical numbing agent. A majority of patients report feeling very little to no pain at all once the topical numbing agent has been applied.
How long will my Micro-Needling results last?
Micro-Needling produces results through the stimulation of growth factors and collagen, thereby, promoting new skin cells to surface. As our skin ages our collagen production naturally slows down. Your overall result will last longer when using an at home skin care product that includes a daily retinol product. Your medical provider is best suited to make this recommendation. For your convenience a post-procedure kit is available in our office as part of a series, or available for purchase with a single treatment. New collagen and elastin formation has been documented to still be present as much as one year later from a single treatment.
How long will it take for me to see results from my Micro-Needling treatment?
Micro-Needling is considered a now downtime treatment. Immediately after your treatment your skin will look moderately red such as a light sunburn. Your medical provider will recommend a post treatment skincare regimen based on your individual skin. This will also help with any redness you might experience due to treatment.