Thanks to the newest technology, skin needling is now even more effective at reversing the signs of aging and diminishing scars. Automated microneedling is an exciting new skin therapy innovation for dramatically minimizing fine lines, scars and stretch marks. Also called Collagen Induction Therapy (or CIT), microneedling is a non-surgical resurfacing procedure that creates a controlled injury underneath the skin’s surface to stimulate the body to naturally produce collagen and elastin. The result is plumper skin and diminished appearance of scarring and wrinkles.
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How does it work and what are the benefits? Here are the answers to all your questions about automated microneedling!
What is microneedling?
Micro-needling is a safe, chemical-free and minimally invasive technique for stimulating collagen production. Collagen and elastin give skin its texture, structure and appearance. As we age, these compounds break down from sun and environmental damage leading to dry, thin and wrinkled skin. Micro-needling is a mechanical method for reversing this breakdown.
While there are several forms of microneedling available, here at Innovations Health and Wellness Center we use the most advanced medical-grade, automated microneedling device on the market. The micro pen device we use is fitted with a sterile, single-use, surgical-grade cartridge that contains 9 or 36 (depending on area of treatment) tiny micro-point needles. The pen has a high-speed motor that enables our skincare professionals to work quickly and efficiently. The rapid pen motion provides a comfortable experience that our clients describe as a mild sandpaper-like sensation. The device we use also guarantees consistent results that many other methods of skin needling cannot deliver.
What benefits will I see?
You will see visible changes from the treatment over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues. Benefits include diminished appearance of fine lines and acne scars, reduced pore size and an overall improvement in texture and tone.
How is microneedling performed?
The aesthetician will first cleanse the skin and then apply a layer of topical numbing gel to eliminate any discomfort. While you wait for the numbing gel to take effect we help you relax with Reflexology to your feet. Then gel will be removed and a layer of hydrating gel is applied to treatment area. Using the micro pen, the aesthetician will gently press the pen against the skin while gliding it across each area of your face. This process results in thousands of superficial microscopic channels throughout the entire treatment area. The gel will be removed and for most people, you will be done in 60 to 90 minutes.
How long is the recovery time?
Immediately after the treatment, your skin will be bright red like an intense sunburn. The total healing time depends on the intensity of your treatment. On average, our clients have some redness for 2 to 4 days. For some clients, the redness is gone in as little as 24 hours. To speed up recovery, we recommend a collagen induction treatment directly after or within one to two days after the treatment.
How is microneedling different from dermal needling rollers?
The automated microneedling device we use moves in a vertical direction for better precision when treating the skin. Dermal rollers do not create a precise vertical action. This lack of precision can contribute to greater discomfort and inconsistent effects to the skin.
How is it different from laser skin treatments?
Automated microneedling breaks up pigment mechanically and stimulates the collagen formation without the use of heat. For clients who aren’t ready for laser treatments, microneedling is an ideal alternative. Depending on the laser treatments you are considering, microneedling generally has less recovery time.
How often should I get microneedling?
The number of sessions you’ll need depends on your goals. For mild to moderate acne scars, you’ll see the most benefit with three to four treatments. Deeper scars and stretch marks may require up to five treatments. We suggest at least 4 to 6 weeks between treatments when doing a series. Many of our clients have the treatment done every 6 to 12 months for skin resurfacing maintenance and better absorption of anti-aging serums and products.
This treatment includes a Post Procedure Kit with Collegen Powder Replacement and a Vitiamin C Serum.
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