What is Micro-Needling?
Microneedling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy. Collagen Induction Therapy creates a controlled injury underneath the skin’s surface, thereby inducing the body to respond through the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers, as well as new capillaries for an improved blood supply in the treated area. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, fine lines, and other skin texture changes.
Application & Effect
- Skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves stretch marks
- Minimizes pore size
- Improves keloid, surgical and acne scars
What is the Process?
This fractional micro-needling device is combined with a unique spring-loaded disposable needle tip that uses an automated, vibrating stamp-like motion that enhances results while offering a more controlled and safe method of treatment than other micro-needling devices, all while causing less epidermal damage.
Multiple needles vertically stamp the epidermis, penetrating all skin types, textures, and pigments without the risk of bending, breaking, or causing more epidermal damage than needed. It easily maneuvers around all delicate facial contours and features.
The automated needling motion minimizes pain and discomfort while increasing the effectiveness of treatments by promoting an even absorption of topicals into the skin. It is as effective as Fractional Laser Therapy and IPL, but has a significantly shorter recovery period. Micro-needling offers exceptional results, all at a fraction of the cost.
Micro-Needling Effects on Skin
Micro-needling helps improve the thickness of the dermis and epidermis and by doing so, improving skin texture and reducing wrinkles. It also has a positive effect on hyper and hypo-pigmentation (uneven skin color/texture). Scars, especially acne scars, can also many times be improved with new collagen fibers elevating the depressed scar tissue. An improved blood supply to the previous fibrotic scar tissue can also improve the pigmentation of the outer layers of the skin.
Preparing for Treatment
Please ask Dr. Morgan for treatment instructions if you are taking Retin A, autoimmune therapies, or have extreme and active acne or other severe skin conditions.
- Avoid sun exposure to the face
- Do not apply make-up on treatment day
You will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. This is normal and will subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day or 24 hours. Your practitioner will prescribe a post-procedure skincare regime.