Diminish the appearance of your lines and wrinkles with Skin Needling (also known as Micro-Needling) while preserving the integrity of your skin.
Skin needling stimulates collagen deposition in the lower layers of the skin (dermis) and thickens it. This creates a smooth complexion and also improves dilated blood vessels.
Wrinkle Diminishing Skin Needling Treatment is the alternative to chemical peels and laser resurfacing!! It’s like restoring volume to an old mattress (making it thicker and firmer).
Additionally, with skin needling:
- You can significantly improve acne scarring and other forms of scars.
- There’s no “downtime” necessary since the healing time is rapid.
- There is little to no sun sensitivity to the treatment, but I recommend a 30 SPF daily application to prevent photoaging.
The treatment begins with a topical anesthetic to numb the area. Then a needling instrument safely abrades the area breaking up old collagen strands that are tethering the indented line or wrinkle. The controlled needle thrusts stimulate collagen under the epidermis at once. The needle penetrates the epidermis, and as the skin swells, the needle pricks fuse, and the edges of the epidermis begin to adhere.
Needling stimulates the upper area of the skin, promoting the remarkable healing response of the body.
The wrinkle instantly reacts and induces collagen-producing cells (fibroblasts) and the release of growth factors to form at the puncture site. What this means is that collagen is laid down and “fills” the wrinkle within six months.
Growth factors increase collagen deposition and maturation.
This needling method may mimic the results obtained with a laser without destroying the outer skin (epidermis). At the same time, the skin reddens and swells immediately after the treatment. Within 4 to 5 days, the skin returns to a moderate pink flush, the swelling has decreased, and is usually easily covered with make-up.
Furthermore, collagen and elastin will continuously build, and the skin will gradually tighten up. The process should be done three times, every six weeks during the treatment period. Complete healing usually occurs within one month. Repeat the treatment once the epidermis has completely healed.
Contraindications: Microneedling is not for darker pigmented skin, as it could cause discoloration or hyperpigmentation. Other contraindications include people with diabetes, those with the herpes simplex virus or cold sore breakouts, STDs, and those that experience keloidal scarring.