Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Microneedling may also be combined with a topical treatment, like PRP (platelet rich plasma) or another vitamin-rich serum.
Treatment & Results
Immediately after your microneedling procedure, your skin may appear red and sunburnt. This is a normal reaction to the treatment and will not inhibit you from immediately resuming your normal daily activities. Your face will continue to appear red between 12 and 48 hours post-procedure. You may also experience some tingling or numbness. We strongly recommend you use sunscreen to protect your ‘new’ and vulnerable skin from sun damage.
It will take approximately seven days for you to see the benefits from your microneedling procedure. Depending on the areas being treated and the condition of your skin, you may require more than one treatment. Treatments are usually spaced between four two six weeks apart.
Your medical aesthetician may recommend that you incorporate certain skincare products into your routine that have increased levels of vitamins and antioxidants. These skin care products may be recommended for usage up to a month prior to your first microneedling procedure. Post-treatment you will be advised to wear sunscreen to protect your healing skin.
Ready to embrace a younger, fuller and more refreshed looking complexion? Call Laser Med Spa today and schedule your complimentary consultation for our state-of-the-art microneedling procedure.