Micro-needling

Micro-needling with a derma roller

Micro-needling with a derma roller

As an alternative to laser, we need a technique that preserves the epidermis, yet stimulates collagen deposition.  This is where Micro-Needling, also known as Skin Needling comes to play a part of.

Micro-Needling/Skin Needling is a unique process that plumps up the skin’s natural collagen in depressed areas.  This procedure has been proven effective in diminishing the unwanted facial wrinkle, removing scars caused by acne, softening crow’s feet and lessening wrinkles in the peri-orbital and naso-labial regions.  As a result of this effective cosmetic treatment, the skin’s elasticity and any type of skin indentations or skin scars will noticeably improve.

This simple process assists in restoring the integrity of the skin while it stimulates the collagen in the epidermal and dermal layer of skin.  This, in turn, plumps up the areas of concern.  When performed by a trained technician, however, Micro Needling/Skin Needling is more effective since the machine’s needle can directly target each individual wrinkle crevice, acne scar and skin indentation that needs attention.  Micro-Needling/Skin Needling is accomplished by inserting a sterile needle grouping into the epidermal layer of tissue to create a bloodline/wound which signals the brain to send collagen to the injured site for repair.  This signal creates an abundance of collagen, thus plumping up the injured area and creating a softer, subtler appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and other depressed areas.  Micro-Needling/Skin Needling has become a wonderful and safe way to effectively stimulate the body’s natural collagen production and is beginning to gain popularity over synthetic collagen treatments.  The skin appears to have pink to red ‘cat scratches’ for a few days after each needling application, depending on the severity of the treated area.  Mineral makeup may be used on the face the second day after application.

The daily use of products such as collagen, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Ceramide-C and/or 25% Hyaluronic Facial Enhancer will expedite the results of each needling session.  A waterproof sunblock of 30+ SPF is required on a daily basis.

Micro-Needling/Skin Needling can be used for:

Scars from Acne and Injuries – The pitted scars left from acne, chicken pox, and other injuries can be plumped with Micro-Needling/Skin Needling to give the skin a more even, smoother texture.  Scars from surgeries, including tummy tucks, can also benefit from needling.  The skin color can be evened out so the differences in tone are more subtle.  Works for face and body.

Stretch Marks and White Scars – Micro-Needling/Skin Needling can also activate the production of melanin to restore a more even, natural skin tone to white or light scars.  This is good for scars that are lighter from injuries, surgeries, and stretch marks.  Works on most skin types.  UV exposure during healing can improve results.

Wrinkles on Face and Neck – Fine, medium, or heavy wrinkles all respond well to Micro-Needling/Skin Needling.  Natural collagen is produced to fill lines for more smooth skin.  The results are very similar to those from lasers, but is more gentle to the skin.  Needling may not completely erase lines, but clients report being told their skin looks years younger.

Scar Relaxation – Scar tissue that is tight or impairs movement can be softened and relaxed to increase flexibility and movement in scars.  This use of Micro-Needling/Skin Needling is primarily for burn survivors.