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MICRONEEDLING

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a medical grade microneedling tool, referred to as a microneedling Pen.

 

The mechanical action of the pen allows the needles to puncture the skin and create a controlled injury at a specific depth. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body’s natural healing process to fill these micro wounds by producing collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. The increase of collagen and elastin improve the skin's tone, texture and firmness. In addition, the injury stimulates the creation of new capillaries leading to improved blood supply.

 

Hyaluronic acid and other skin-rejuvenating serums such as apple stem cells are used in conjunction with the controlled micro-injuries. The pen helps to push the serums deeper into the dermis layer, to optimize results.

 

Unlike traditional microneedling, nano infusion uses a silicone-tipped cartridge with 81 delicate cones that don’t puncture the skin. nano infusion hydrates, massages and exfoliates the skin with an oscillating motion. Nano infusion is used in specific cases as well as more sensitive areas of the face; such as the eyes and lips.

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Microneedling treatments include: 

  • Microneedling of your entire face and chin

    • with Hyaluronic acid and apple stem cell serum

    • Treatment of neck and Décolleté are available at an additional cost

  • 20 minutes of red light therapy

    • A relaxation focused acupuncture treatment while enjoying the light

    • Additional time is available upon request 

  • Extra serum for home application 

 

Microneedling is not covered by insurance:

  • Individual treatments: $275

  • Package of 5 treatments: $1100

  • Treatment of neck and Décolleté: $50

 

 

What Can Microneedling Treat?

  • Acne Scars

  • Acne

  • Fine Lines & Moderate Wrinkles

  • Pore Size

  • Skin Texture

  • Skin Tone

  • Scars

  • Sun Damage

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Hair Loss

  • Dry Skin

 

Do I Need to Take Time Off Work?

Microneedling doesn’t require any downtime and you can return to work the same day as the treatment. However, the treatment area will be red for 24 hours. If you are planning a special occasion, I recommend completing your sessions 2-3 weeks ahead of your event.

To limit inflammation and reduce your chance of bruising limit sugar, processed foods and alcohol before and after treatment.

How Many Sessions do I Need?

For best results we recommend five treatments scheduled 30 days apart. You will notice an improvement in your skin the next day, and see the full benefit of an individual treatment after 4 weeks. The magic is happening below the skin surface during the 30-day period after your treatment. Those with deeper lines, sagging or texture issues may require more sessions. We develop a personalized treatment plan during your first visit so you know what to expect.

What Frequency of Maintenance do I need?

Once you’ve completed your treatment protocol, we will determine a frequency to maintain your results. Most people return for a single session to maintain results 2-4 times a year.

 

When is Microneedling not recommended?

Please let your provider know if you have been or begin to experience any of the following as it may present a risk. 

  • Scleroderma

  • Collagen vascular disease,

  • Cardiac abnormalities

  • Rosacea

  • Blood clotting problems

  • Platelet abnormalities

  • Anticoagulation therapy (i.e.: Warfarin)

  • Facial cancer (past or present)

  • Chemotherapy

  • Steroid therapy

  • Dermatological diseases affecting the face (i.e. Porphyria)

  • Diabetes and other chronic conditions

  • Active bacterial or fungal infections

  • Immune-suppression

  • Scars less (then 6 months old)

  • Botox/facial fillers in the past 4 weeks

  • Accutane within 6 months

  • Treatment is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing. 

 

Precautions: keloid or raised scarring, eczema, psoriasis, actinic keratosois, and herpes simplex.

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