Advanced SkinPen Microneedling
How does Microneedling work?
The SkinPen microneedling device glides over the skin and creates tiny controlled skin injuries which trigger the natural repair response in the skin. Each puncture of the needle creates a microscopic channel, or empty space. The skin recognizes this channel as tissue loss and begins to produce collagen and elastin to “fill” the channel. Collagen is the main structural protein in skin responsible for sustaining skin integrity, firmness, and elasticity so clients notice a youthful, plumped appearance over a series of treatments.
Can treatment be customized?
The Medical Aesthetician can control and customize a treatment specific to each client by adjusting the speed and needle depth. The needles are designed to pierce the skin’s layers at 90 degrees which aids in the absorption of products used after treatment and generates less pain and downtime.
What areas / conditions can be treated with Microneedling?
Microneedling is a relatively simple and fast method for safely treating fine lines, wrinkles, and scars. Because the epidermis remains intact, the procedure can be repeated safely and is also suited to regions where laser treatments and deep chemicals peels are not typically performed, such as around the eyes and mouth, hands, and chest. This makes microneedling a preferred treatment for nearly everyone. Because of the vertical delivery, the needles can easily penetrate scar tissue.
Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
Minimize pore size
Surgical Scar revision
Improves skin texture, integrity, firmness, elasticity
Skin tightening & rejuvenation
Decrease appearance of Stretch Marks
How many sessions do I need?
While patients do see some improvement with a single microneedling treatment, a series of 3 to 6 procedures spaced a month apart is typically recommended to attain maximum benefits, with optimum results seen at 6 months post-procedure. As each patient is different, we can customize a treatment plan for you. Maintenance treatments help to maintain or even improve upon original benefits.
Is there any downtime associated with microneedling?
Patients do experience some redness that can last on average 3 days. While makeup cannot be applied on the day of the treatment, it will cover any redness on the following days.
Is it painful? The length of the needle will affect whether there will be any discomfort or bleeding. Deeper microneedling is generally performed with a numbing cream to maximize patient comfort. Your skincare professional will then roll the microneedling device over your skin to create tiny punctures. The sensation is often described as feeling “prickly”. As each patient is unique with individual skin concerns, pain experience will vary.
Do I need a consultation?
Yes. Consultations for microneedling are required with one of our Medical Aestheticians who can offer individualized guidance. A $75 Consultation fee is secured at the time of booking and applied to the cost of any treatment received within 3 months of your consultation.