What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a natural alternative to some injectable fillers or other treatments for skin irregularities. It is also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) or Percutaneous Collagen Induction (PCI). The procedure engages your body’s healing process to smoothen out your skin without the need for other substances.
The Benefits of Microneedling Include:
Microneedling helps to reduce scars, age spots (also called “sun spots”), fine lines, and wrinkles. It is considered effective in treating minor scarring related to acne, wounds, and aging. You’ll likely notice brighter and firmer skin, too. Ideal results are achieved after multiple sessions. Thus, microneedling is far more effective than at-home rollers.
Warnings and contraindications:
Microneedling should not be done on pregnant women, and after Botox injections. The procedure is not safe for people who use certain acne medications.
How is Treatment Performed?
The needles used in microneedling devices are tiny: you will likely experience little-to-no discomfort during the procedure, and the healing process is quick and easy. During the treatment we use Lidocaine cream for maximum comfort. Hyaluronic Acid or specific plant-based serums will be applied to hydrate and heal the skin. For each client we use a specific serum formula that fits their needs and concerns. The micro-channels created by the needles allow for deeper penetrations of topical serums for more effective results. This procedure can increase the skin’s ability to utilize nutrients by up to 3,000%. You can also take serum home.
For best results, 8 treatments, once every month, are recommended.