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Micro Needling – A new way to make collagen

The process is called Collagen Induction Therapy and is used to improve

• Texture and tone

• Surface scarring

• Fine wrinkles

 

 

How does it work?

 

Micro needling is based on the use of tiny needles to create micro channels (tiny holes) in the skin.  The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and in the process produces collagen and elastin.

This repair process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles or scars. We use the automated Eclipse MicroPen™ for its predictable performance and safety profile.

There is no tissue destruction with micro needling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which stops almost immediately.

What areas can be treated?

Micro needling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body with the most frequent treatments being on the

•Face

•Neck

•Decollete

•Arms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

•What does microneedling feel like?

 

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 as the feel of a cat’s tongue. Scar treatments require longer needles which invade “nerve space” and thus, produce more sensation.

 

 

•After the treatment

 

You’ll likely look as if you have a sunburn following treatment. This can last the rest of the day, to several days or a week depending on treatment depth.  Treat your skin gently and refrain from acid-containing products for a week or longer .

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