Everyone wants to look and feel younger, but not everyone wants to go under the knife to achieve those results. Luckily, modern innovations in cosmetic treatments are making it easier than ever to look younger. From injectable fillers to microdermabrasion, there’s a treatment for everyone.
One such treatment is called micro-needling. This innovative treatment uses the body’s own collagen and elastin production to help erase fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, reverse sun damage and make your skin look younger and healthier. Because of this, micro-needling is also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). One of the biggest benefits is that there’s no chance of an allergic reaction because the treatment is stimulating your body’s own collagen production.
How Does Micro-Needling Work?
The premise of micro-needling is very simple: the treatment creates very tiny holes in the skin using a special instrument called the Eclipse MicroPen. This pen has 12 sterile needles that puncture the skin. How deep the needles penetrate will depend on your unique skin type and the conditions being treated. These tiny holes will stimulate the skin’s collagen production. Collagen and elastin are what help give the skin its volume.
Is Micro-Needling Painful?
Don’t let the needles scare you. Compared to the needles used when you get shots, the needles used on the Eclipse MicroPen are very small. Most patients describe the sensation more similar to sandpaper being rubbed on the skin. There might be a little discomfort but it shouldn’t be painful. Our aesthetician will address any concerns you have during the treatment to ensure you’re comfortable from start to finish.
After your micro-needling session, the treated skin will be bright red for about 2-4 days, though some patients heal within the first 24-hours. Our skin care professional will advise you on the best way to take care of the treated area for the fast, comfortable healing.
Is Micro-Needling Right For Me?
Micro-needling is a treatment that works with all different skin types. However, our aesthetician will examine your skin to make sure you’ll get the most benefit from micro-needling. This treatment is recommended for people with uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, hyper-pigmentation and sun damage. And because micro-needling induces your body’s own collagen production, there’s no risk of an allergic reaction.
Depending on how well your skin responds to this treatment, you may only need one session. However, most patients will need 2-3 sessions that are spaced out about 6-8 weeks apart. But all patients will notice a healthy glow to their skin after their first micro-needling treatment.
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