Micro-Needling

What is Micro-Needling?

Micro-needling is a method of inducing controlled micro-injuries into the skin. This helps induce growth factors and stimulate new collagen and elastin production. The process causes less damage than dermal rolling, lasers, or any other ablative treatment. Thus, protecting the skin’s cell growth, making for quick healing and better results.

Micro needling addresses skin concerns such as: 

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Hyper pigmentation
  • Acne scarring
  • Texture

How Does Micro-Needling Work?

A topical serum is applied to clean skin to help the Collagen P.I.N micro-needling device glide smoothly across the skin’s surface. The device creates thousands of micro-channels every second. These micro-injuries stimulate the skin’s own natural healing process while simultaneously delivering Hyaluronic Acid – the building block for healthy new skin.

Your medical esthetician will select the appropriate needle depth and number of passes required to properly treat your concerns based upon your individual skin health and regimen.

Does Micro-Needling Hurt?

Prior to your treatment, we apply a topical numbing agent called Lidocaine to your skin to make the procedure as comfortable and painless as possible!

How Many Treatments Will I Need?

Typically, we recommend a series of 3-6 total treatments depending on your skin concerns and the areas of correction. Sessions should be spaced 3-4 weeks apart. Patients with deep wrinkles, intense sun damage, or heavy scaring usually require 6 or more treatments for optimal results. A majority of patients see some results after just one treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health and corrections.

Is there any Downtime?

Immediately after your treatment your skin will be red, much like a sunburn. Your skin may be pink or red for a couple days following the procedure. You may cover this with pure mineral makeup.

Some minor peeling or flaking may occur following the treatment. Your esthetician will recommend a post-care regimen based on your individual skin.

Why Choose a Medspa?

As the popularity of micro-needling grows, many wonder the difference between all the devices on the market. There are at-home rollers for increased product penetration which differ from devices used in medspas or physician’s offices. More than increased product penetration, our micro-needling device treats acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and texture.

We see and hear of estheticians performing these treatments in spas or private businesses without a physician overseeing them. Why is this an issue? According to the rules of NC, unless it is performed at 1mm depth or less, it isn’t legal. Under 1 mm depth, you are getting greater product penetration; however, it does not address collagen production.

The numbing cream prescribed should be strong enough to allow the procedure to be comfortable. In a medical environment, we are able to properly numb the area before treatment. When numb, we can reach 1.5 mm-2.5mm depths in the skin. This depth begins to address collagen stimulation, acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and texture issues.

Think about sanitation rules when there is blood contact involved and the benefits of attending a medical spa with a medical provider on site. Before you decide to have this treatment, make sure you know who is performing it, what their credentials are, and what their legal parameters are.

Exosomes: 

Want to enhance your Micro-Needling treatment? Try it with Exosomes!

Micro-Needling an exosome serum into the skin can help skin cells regenerate at a faster rate. Adding exosomes to your treatment can increase skin collagen in the treated areas by up to six-fold and increase elastin levels by up to 300%. Similar to other stem cell and PRP therapies, exosomes signal to your body that it is time to heal. When damaged cells receive exosomes, they begin to repair themselves.

Anyone who is experiencing any of the following skin problems can significantly benefit from adding exosomes to their Micro-Needling treatment.