What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment used to correct unwanted and unsightly skin conditions by stimulating the body into producing collagen. Collagen is a protein found throughout the body, including under the skin. Along with elastin, it keeps the skin supple and taut.
Who is a Candidate for Microneedling?
A candidate for the procedure is a person who has realistic expectations for what the treatment can do. They may also consider microneedling as the first step before opting for more invasive forms of skin treatment. The patient should consult with one of our estheticians to see if microneedling is right for them.
How Does the Treatment Work?
The patient will numb first, then using the rejuvapen. A pen with tiny needles used to create micro holes in skin. The body interprets the pinpricks as an injury and sends collagen to the area to heal. The procedure results in skin that is firm, springy and has a more even, vital and healthy tone and texture. Patients will see best results with a series of treatments.
What Does a Patient Do Before the Treatment?
The patient needs to have a skin care consultation with their esthetician before the treatment to make sure they’re a good candidate.
Microneedling is used to treat:
- Scarring, especially acne scars
- Fine lines
- Skin that has lost some of its elasticity