Give Fine Lines and Wrinkles The Boot!
Time marches on…and fine lines, wrinkles, and brown spots are often the first signs of that relentless march. The repeated movement of your facial muscles and exposure to the sun’s harmful rays are the main factors contributing to aging skin. Smoking, stress, and environmental pollution are also additional factors in the aging process.
The newest innovation in skin rejuvenation is Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT).
What is Micro-needling?
Micro-needling reduces the appearance of fine lines and aids in the production of collagen and elastin by producing controlled “micro-injuries” to the skin with fine needles. It can also improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, traumatic scars and stretch marks and improves the skin’s texture, tone and color.
In micro-needling, micro-channels are created which allow topical creams, gels and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing their effect on the deeper layers of the skin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis and a softer appearance of wrinkles.
Micro-needling can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, décolleté, and back.
How is it done?
- A topical anesthetic cream is applied to the treatment area and left on for 30 minutes. The skin is then thoroughly cleansed before beginning the procedure.
- A sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the needling pen.
- The pen is pressed against your skin and gently guided over the treatment area multiple times. The treatment process usually lasts 30-40 minutes for a full-face procedure.
- A series of treatments spaced 4 weeks apart is recommended for the best results.
How does it feel?
The feeling associated with micro-needling is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. Some areas may be more sensitive than others. The depth of the needling tip can be adjusted to make the treatment more comfortable.
What is the downtime?
Immediately following the treatment you will notice a bright redness to your skin and possibly a “brush-burn” like appearance.
The skin should be kept clean and free of all skin care products and makeup for the first 12 hours after treatment.
The total healing time can vary depending on the depth of treatment and the number of passes done. You may be red for two to four days, but some patients heal completely in 24 hours.
Visible changes to your skin will become evident over the next several weeks and can continue to improve for up to six months following treatment.
What’s the bottom line?
Micro-needling is affordable, effective, safe for all skin types and provides natural results with minimal discomfort and downtime.