Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that creates tiny punctures in the skin to stimulate natural collagen production. It is great for fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scars.
Microneedling is used to minimize fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve the overall texture and quality of the skin. When used in conjunction with PRP (platelet-rich plasma), the natural growth factors enhance collagen production, as well as speed up recovery time.
Microneedling helps to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and improve overall texture and quality of skin. Topical hyaluronic acid or growth factors are microneedled into the skin to rejuvenate facial appearance.
Microneedling works by creating microtrauma to the skin, which induces collagen production, resulting in a smoother and brighter complexion. The treatment also provides a deep exfoliation and breakdown of unwanted scar tissue, making it effective for reducing pore size and acne scars.
Microneedling is most commonly performed on the face, but can also be done on the neck, chest, and backs of hands in order to minimize fine lines, wrinkles, and improve texture.
Generally a series of three treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart are needed for optimal results, but a single treatment can result in a brighter and smoother complexion. After a series of three, patients often receive single treatments every 6 months to maintain a more youthful appearance.
Results are seen 3-4 days after treatment as your skin heals. Overall complexion will appear brighter, with a more even skin tone and texture. Effects of the microneedling will continue as collagen takes a full 3 months to build.
When microneedling is combined with PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma), the down time is approximately 3-5 days. Immediately after treatment, your skin will feel tight, slightly sunburned and may appear very red. During the healing process, it is possible to experience some peeling or flaking of the skin. If the procedure is not done in conjunction with PRP, the downtime is longer, approximately 5-8 days, as the healing factors in PRP generally speed up recovery. As symptoms improve, it reveals a smooth and glowing complexion.