What types of conditions does micro needling treat?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Uneven skin tone
- Acne scars (usually combined with laser resurfacing for more prominent scarring)
- Trauma Scars
- Stretch marks
Is micro needling painful?
Typically, micro needling is a little uncomfortable with depths needed for scar revision, but this is managed easily with a topical numbing gel placed on the skin prior to treatment. Lighter treatments are compared to brushing sandpaper across the skin, similar to a microdermabrasion treatment but better .
How quickly does it work?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Because micro needling is not a particularly aggressive treatment, you’ll need several treatments over a 3 to 6 month period. Treatment results are cumulative so you will need to commit to more than one treatment to get obvious results. Acne Scar patients usually will need 6 to 8 treatments – fewer when combined with laser.
What areas of the body can be treated?
MicroPen® can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How will my skin feel after treatment?
Your skin may feel tight and be more sun sensitive so you should use the recommended sun block while your skin heals. Do not use any acids or other exfoliating products outside of the treatment protocol given to you by your Aesthetician. Treat it gently and do not “pick” at any areas that feel like sand granules.
What are the benefits of micro needling over laser?
- Minimal Downtime
- Minimal Discomfort
- Safe for all Skin Types
- Natural Results
Generally the more common use of micro needling is to augment laser treatments or combined with PRP (platelet-rich plasma) for optimal results. We recommend coming in for a complimentary consultation to give you realistic expectations and to determine whether you are in fact a good candidate for this popular procedure. There is absolutely no obligation with the complimentary consultation.