Microneedling, also referred to as collagen induction treatment, creates controlled injuries underneath the skin’s surface. The injury induces the body to respond through the formation of new tissue. In addition to inducing collagen, the channels made from the micro-needles allow topical gels and creams to be absorbed more effectively through the top layer of skin. In our practice we use hyaluronic acid as well as specially formulated serums made with Traditional Chinese Herbs. Most people will need an average of 4 sessions and results can last 3-6 years. We also offer nano needling in conjunction with microneedling or on its own.
Celluma light therapy- in addition to microneedling we offer Celluma light therapy with each treatment. 30 minutes prior to microneedling you will rest under the Celluma light and relax. Celluma is proven to increase collagen production by 200%!
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling Therapy also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), and Percutaneous (through the skin) Collagen Induction (PCI), is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of the Microneedle 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 new collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis. In addition, new capillaries are formed for improved blood supply.
With Microneedling, the top layer of the skin is parted without being damaged, leaving the skin intact. It does not “burn” your skin like peels or more invasive lasers. The needle penetration depth can be adjusted from 0.25 mm to 2.50 mm into the skin depending on the area of the body and the skin condition being treated. Using skin needling consistently will trigger the body’s repair process until the desired level of skin rejuvenation is achieved.
Microneedling results in the production of new collagen and elastin, improvement in skin tone and texture, firmness as well as reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
How Is Professional Microneedling Different Than At Home Treatments?
The mechanism of action differs between the professional grade devices and home devices. The professional device I use, AcuMicro, uses a vertical action at 18,000 rpm, versus a rolling action or vibrating action that can cause excess damage to the skin. I’ve researched many pens and found Acumicro to be the best microneedling pen because of the high quality manufacturing of the cartridges and that its vertical action pierces the skin at the ideal depths. This provides the best results and patient outcomes.
Microneedling Combined With Plant Stem Cell Serums
Microneedling can be used in combination with Hyaluronic Acid and other serums to hydrate and heal the skin. I use medical lab grade Plant Stem Cell serums to address specific concerns such as under eye discoloration and drooping, pigmentation imbalances, & skin firming.
The micro-channels created by the needles allow for deeper penetration of topical serums for more effective results. This procedure can increase the skin’s ability to utilize the nutrients by up to 3,000 %.
What Is Nanoneedling?
Both the Nanoneedling and microneedling treatments use a pen like device that oscillates a tip up and down to stimulate a skin reaction. They both induce cell turnover, serum infusion and provoke the healing process that results in skin transformation.
Nanoneedling on the other hand works a little different. The nano cartridge oscillates like a microneedle cartridge, except it has 81 silicone microscopic cones and doesn’t puncture the skin. I use it in specific cases, or in the more sensitive eye area to help significantly reduce fine lines and wrinkles with each treatment.
The nano cartridge’s cones separate the cells within the epidermis encouraging active products into the skin. Nanoneedling only affects the epidermis, treating within the upper .15 mm of the skin. The benefits of this serum infusion treatment include pigmentation reduction, increased cell turnover, skin rejuvenation and an immediate glow with no downtime. Most people can have this treatment weekly to exfoliate the skin.
What Can Microneedling Treat?
- Acne Scars
- Fine Lines & Moderate Wrinkles
- Pore Size
- Photo Aging & Sun Damage
- Hair Loss
- Dry Skin