Microneedling treatment (also known as collagen induction therapy) mimics the effects of fractional laser by generating micro-channels in the skin. The skin’s natural wound-healing response in the deep layers of the skin stimulates the collagen and elastin and results in a smoother, more youthful appearance. The repair process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles or scars.
The benefits of microneedling include treatment for premature skin aging, reduction of scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, age spots, rosacea, and the treatment of acne.
Microneedling does not destroy any tissue. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which stops almost immediately. Redness, bruising and/or peeling may last up to 3-4 days after the procedure.
The superficial micro-channels allow topical gels, creams and, serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin. Specific treatment products can be selected to achieve accelerated results.
Vampire Facial also available.
Cost: $300 for face and neck. Packages available. Pricing varies based on the size of the area being treated and the topicals needed.
Duration: The procedure takes about 90 minutes. Results last approximately two months or longer.