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Micro-Needling is a clinically proven procedure that’s comfortably performed on pre-numbed skin. Micro-injuries are created stimulating the wound healing response of the skin then quickly tries to repair itself by producing more collagen as well as remodeling old deformed collagen which is found in scars and wrinkles. Within a few weeks of treatment, an overall improvement in skin hydration, texture and tone can be seen. New collagen and blood vessels begin to grow after 3-6 weeks.
Results are long-lasting and considered to be one of the safest noninvasive procedures available today. Series of 3-4 treatments are recommended.
What is Micro-Needling?
Micro Needling is an all natural treatment that helps improve:
Also known as collagen induction therapy, Micro-Needling is a procedure that causes controlled micro-injuries to promote the skin’s natural healing response. With a device called a Dermapen™, there is stimulation and regeneration of the skin to effectively improve tone and texture, as well as tighten and rebuild elasticity and collagen.
How does Micro-Needling work?
The concept of Micro-Needling is not a new science and dates back to the 1950’s. The idea is based on the skins ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical damage. In this case, thousands of minute wounds are created in the skin by highly precise, sterile needles. Immediately after the injury occurs, the skin disperses old damaged connective tissue (collagen & elastin) and replaces it with new healthy tissue. Micro-Needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self repair mechanism by creating micro “injuries” in the skin, which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. The result is smoother, firmer and younger looking skin decreasing the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles.
Is Micro-Needling safe?
Micro-Needling is medically proven as a simple and fast method to safely treat texture and scars of the skin. One of the benefits to micro-needling is the epidermis stays intact and multiple treatments can be done in a series. Also, micro needling is easily used in sensitive areas such as around the eyes where laser and deep chemical peels are not typically done. The procedure is performed on all skin colors and types. Unlike laser, there is no heat involved or risk of injury to the skin. Micro-Needling is well tolerated by patients with 1-2 days downtime, and easily personalized by going deeper in some areas where skin damage warrants more aggressive treatments.
Micro-Needling at The Almonte Center
We know that our patients deserve the best, so we make sure every treatment with us will exceed your expectations. The Micro-needling treatment begins with a cleansing of the face. After cleansing, a prescription strength topical numbing cream is applied to the skin for 10-15 minutes. After numbing cream is removed, the procedure is done as the pen sweeps across the skin and a hyaluronic acid/peptide gel is applied. There is very minimal to no discomfort at all and the skin responds with a rosy-pink complexion. After the treatment, a healing epidermal repair cream is applied as well as a physical sunblock. Immediately afterwards, the skin feels a little tight, dry and sensitive for the next 12-24 hrs. The next day your routine can resume as normal with NO DOWNTIME!
When will I see the results?
Patients will notice an immediate glow and healthy texture to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
How many treatments do I need?
It’s recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3-4 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. For most patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive a series of 5-6 sessions. Special packages are available for series of treatments and multiple services.