Medical Microneedling

What is Microneedling

Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a procedure that utilizes instruments containing rows of thin needles that penetrate the dermis to a uniform depth, creating a controlled skin injury. This micro-injury stimulates the body’s natural wound healing process, leading to the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in skin remodeling.

Medical microneedling with SkinPen is a safe and effective treatment to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation, surgical scars, stretch marks, enlarged pores and more.

Who Can Microneedling Help?

Ideal candidates for medical microneedling are individuals seeking non-surgical solutions to address concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone, enlarged pores, and general skin texture issues. Suitable candidates are generally in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and do not have contraindicating skin conditions, such as active infections or a history of keloid scarring. Microneedling is versatile and can benefit various skin types and tones. Consulting with a qualified medical professional is essential to determine individual suitability, assess specific skin needs, and customize the treatment plan for optimal results.
 

What Can Microneedling Help With?

  • Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Stimulates collagen and elastin production.
  • Acne Scars: Promotes collagen remodeling and skin regeneration.
  • Uneven Skin Tone: Reduces pigmentation irregularities, such as sun damage and age spots.
  • Enlarged Pores: By promoting collagen production and skin tightening, microneedling can contribute to minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores.
  • Stretch Marks: Promotes collagen synthesis and remodeling in the affected areas, reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
  • Skin Texture and Firmness: Enhances overall skin texture and firmness, giving the skin a smoother and more youthful appearance.
  • General Skin Rejuvenation: Microneedling is often used for general skin rejuvenation, helping to maintain and enhance the overall health and appearance of the skin.

However this list is not exhaustive, if you have a skin concern that is not listed here, please contact us for more information on how we can help.

Benefits of Treatment

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  • Non-Invasive: Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime, offering a convenient option for skin improvement without the need for surgery.

  • Versatility: Suitable for various skin types and tones, microneedling can be customized to address specific concerns, making it a versatile solution for a range of dermatological issues.

  • Enhanced Product Absorption: Microneedling creates micro-channels in the skin, improving the absorption of topical skincare products and enhancing their efficacy.

  • Youthful Appearance: With consistent treatments, microneedling can contribute to a more youthful and radiant complexion over time.

What You Can Expect

Light Numbing

Topical numbing cream (anesthetic) is administered to the area being treated to assure maximum comfort.

Simply Treat

During the treatment, SkinPen Precision creates thousands of controlled micro injuries in the skin to elicit your body’s natural wound healing cascade. This healing process works at the site of treatment to remodel the tissue resulting in new collagen and elastin to give your skin a younger, firmer, and more radiant appearance.

Hydrate to Protect

The LIFT Hydrogel is applied to the treatment area to help reduce friction for easy gilding and comfort.

Treatment Plan

Your provider will recommend a course of procedures based on your individual skin needs and goals.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How does it work?

A: With the SkinPen Precision device, hundreds to thousands of “micro” skin injuries are created per second. These skin injuries stimulate the skin’s natural wound healing process – inflammation, proliferation, and remodeling. This process prompts tissue remodeling without causing scar tissue formation.

Q: Why should I try SkinPen microneedling?

A: SkinPen microneedling has clinically proven results in diminishing the look of fine lines and wrinkles and acne scars. In fact, 85% of patients reported satisfaction with the treatment at 1 month and at 6 months, and 90% of patients recommend the treatment to family and friends.

Q: What does it feel like?

A: Most patients experience heat in the area being treated, that dissipates as your treatment provider moves to a different section of the face. A numbing cream is applied to the treated area for optimal comfort.

Q: Are there any possible side effects?

A: Some patients experience minor pin-point bleeding or petechia (small purple or red dots from bleeding under the skin). This is normal and will resolve on its own within a week.

Q: Should I expect any downtime after treatment?

A: The typical downtime varies but is generally minimal. You may notice mild redness, similar to a sunburn, immediately following the procedure, which can last for a few hours to a day. Some individuals may experience slight swelling, particularly in more sensitive areas, with swelling typically subsiding within 24-48 hours. As part of the natural healing process, the skin may become slightly dry or start to peel a few days after the treatment, though this is usually temporary. It’s common for the skin to be more sensitive than usual, emphasizing the importance of using gentle skincare products and avoiding exposure to harsh environmental elements.

Q: When should I expect to see results?

A: Many patients experience a brighter, smoother complexion within a week following their first treatment, which will continue to improve with a series of treatments.

Q: Can it be used for people of all skin tones?

A: Yes, SkinPen microneedling has been clinically proven to be safe and effective for all Fitzpatrick Skin Types I-V.

Q: Is SkinPen safe and FDA approved?

A: SkinPen is the first FDA-approved microneedling device. It has a patented single-use needle cartridge that is surrounded by a BioSheath which prioritizes safety and prevents cross-contamination.

Q: Who is microneedling not suitable for?

A: Those who have active skin cancer, open wounds or lacerations, allergies to stainless steel or anesthetics, and bleeding disorders, as well as those who are pregnant, nursing, or taking isotretinoin should avoid using SkinPen.

Q: What is the cost?

A: Our prices are $350 for treating the face, and $400 for treating the face and neck or other areas of the body.

Our Microneedling Practitioners

Caroline Wong

R.TCM.P, B.A. Hons