Microneedling is today’s most sought after treatment in the fight against aging. It is a procedure that utilizes a fine needle system to puncture the skin and create a controlled skin injury in order to rejuvenate skin.
It is useful for those who suffer from acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture issues, large pores, brown/age spots, stretch marks, and other pigmentation issues.
Microneedling is also known as skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI).
Just about anyone can have the procedure performed as long as there are no active infections, lesions, or any known wound healing problems. Research shows that after just one session of microneedling collagen in the treated area is doubled.
For the procedure a topical anesthetic is applied and then a tool called is used to insert tiny stainless steel needles into the skin. This will cause microinjuries or punctures, which encourages your body to send healing agents (elastin and collagen) to the cuts to repair them. These small channels increase absorption of facial products that are applied during the treatment. CIT is a very effective treatment for wrinkles, fine lines, skin tightening and rejuvenation, acne scars, hair growth, stretch marks, and surgical scars. This new collagen makes skin look and feel slicker, tighter, and more youthful.
To speed up collagen synthesis, we can also add on an adjunct treatment called PRP which involves withdrawing a person’s blood and processing it to create PRP. After the microneedling treatment is complete, the patient’s own PRP is then applied onto the skin, which releases growth factors and quickens the healing process. PRP can also be used to facilitate healing after laser or surgical scars. We also have a hair growth protocol which is used for those experiencing premature hair loss or dealing with stretch marks.