Micro-needling is an AMAZING treatment that has little downtime (approximately 24 hours), little side effects that include mild erythema and possibly a little swelling, but deliver powerful results.
There is very little discomfort because topical lidocaine anesthetic cream is used for patients' comfort. Please be advised that multiple treatments will be necessary – typically at least 3, and then every 6 months to a year to maintain. Most patients that have acne scarring may require more treatments; however the number sessions depends on the patients skin condition; typically three or four treatments are recommended. Typically most patients are scheduled to return every 4 to 6 weeks for treatments.
Micro-needling is generally a safe, chemical free procedure that triggers new collagen production utilizing the micro channels produced by micro-needling. It can also be performed on all skin colors and types, it can be the preferred treatment over our laser skin tightening treatment as there is no risk of burning. Skin micro-needling can treat sensitive and fragile areas that are difficult to treat with other procedures. These areas include the eyes, the neck, and the back of the hands.
Here at Renu, we use the Eclipse Micropen which has an adjustable needle depth to customize the treatment. It is a medical device used in micro-needling to break down old scar tissue and to stimulate skin cells to proliferate. There are 3 different mediums that we use with micro-needling:
Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
Plasma Rich Platelets (PRP)
A small handheld pen called the eclipse micropen has a sterile, disposable tip with 12 tiny needles is then used to pierce the skin ever so slightly.
Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be minimal pin-point bleeding and/or bruising. Within a week or two, you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the full effects won’t be seen until a few months later.
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish that may last for 12 to 48 hours. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with zinc based sunblock. The use of mineral makeup is recommended after procedure.
Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. We recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. Micro needling can be used on all parts of the skin!! Loose belly, post baby-belly aging neck, thigh stretch marks and cellulite, aging décolletage. Most people will begin to see results after the very first appointment!!
We offer free consultations, offer discounts, packages and care credit. This is assessed on a complimentary consultation.
Hyaluronic acid is actually a sugar that binds to and absorbs water, we utilize this with our microneedling system and it gives a fullness and plumpness to the skin. As water is absorbed by the acid, volume is created, acting in the same manner as how a sponge soaks up water and the results are FABULOUS! You are left with a beautiful youthful glow!