Micro-needling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is ideal for the treatment of acne scars, surgical scars, stretch marks, wrinkles and fine lines, hyper-pigmentation, skin laxity, sun damage, large pores, and uneven skin texture. It can be performed either on the face or body and is suitable for all skin types and colors.
A small handheld, automatic device that contains tiny micro-needles is passed over the skin creating tiny micro-wounds, or channels, on the skin. During the body's natural wound-healing process of these channels, collagen and elastin are automatically produced. This therapy is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment with quick recovery time.
The high-speed motor causes the needle penetration to occur very quickly, which means it will feel more like a sandpaper sensation than needles. Some patients describe it as similar to the feel of a cat’s tongue. Scar treatments require a deeper skin penetration producing more sensation.
When Micro- Needling is paired with Growth Factor therapy the effects are more powerful.
Growth factors can promote an advanced renewal process of soft tissues. The Growth Factor is applied directly to the channels that were created from the micro-needling. These growth factors are in control of creating cellular growth and maintaining healthy skin function and structure. They aid in regenerating healthy tissue, repairing wounds, and forming new collagen.
After the treatment, your skin will be slightly pink and feel slightly sunburned. For most people, your skin will completely recover in 24-72 hours. Your body’s collagen production usually takes about 4-8 weeks, so you will continue to see improvements over this time.