Microneedling promotes skin rejuvenation through a non-surgical procedure known as Collagen Induction Therapy. This minimally invasive treatment utilizes 36 microscopic needles that oscillates and vertically punctures the skin. This stimulates a wound-healing response within the body via the increased production of collagen. The treatment is painless. The needles do not puncture through the skin but only through the upper tissues of the skin (epidermis) for facial rejuvenation and create micro injury sites. Deeper facial indications (scar revision) require deeper injections and the process may require topical anesthesia in some patients. This process creates controlled wounding under the skin that stimulates the skin to heal itself. In the process, this produces collagen and elastin for wrinkles and scarring due to acne or the aging process. The skin will naturally repair itself by producing new, smooth epithelium at the injury site and additional collagen. This will result in improved texture and skin tone in addition to reducing or eliminating static rhytids and scars. There is no destruction of tissue with microneedling, as the small micro channels produced in the epidermis will close very quickly and the skin will begin to heal immediately. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding, which stops almost immediately. This eliminates any downtime with the procedure.
Microneedling eliminates the need for many collagen-producing laser treatments and the results are long-lasting. In addition, the superficial micro-channels also allow for various topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed effectively into the skin. An Eminence Organic Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum application is included. Microneedling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body. The most popular treatments are for the face, neck, decollate, hands, arms, legs and thighs, and abdomen.

What is the time duration before patients see results?

Normally, patients will see results immediately following the first treatment. More visible changes will occur over the course of several weeks (collagen remodeling). The greatest results happen when the complete protocol (4-6 treatments) is completed at intervals of 4-6 weeks between treatments. The area of treatment will continue to improve beyond the initial treatment periods for a span of 6-12 months when combined with the recommended post-treatment care.

Is there downtime after treatments?

Patients can continue normal daily activities immediately following the treatments. Patients may experience a degree of facial redness/irritation (erythema) up to 24 hours post-procedure. Eminence Organic Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum and Post Care Kits allow for patients to improve beyond the initial treatment and between treatments and allow for best results.

Is the procedure painful?

The procedure is not painful if done properly but is dependent upon the depth of the rhytid or scar and the treatment intensity. Microneedling is relatively painless at lower needle depths. However, the depth of penetration is critical for optimal results.

Are there contraindications for treatment?

There are very few contraindications for treatment. However, those who are pregnant, use blood thinners or are susceptible to keloid scarring should not receive treatment. Do not treat over keloid (hypertrophic) scars or active problematic skin, such as severe keratosis, raised moles/warts, Rosacea, Eczema or Psoriasis.