Micro-needling

MedSpa treatments to help you look and feel your best

Micro-needling is an aesthetic treatment used to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks. Treatments can also improve skin’s overall tone, texture and color.
SkinPen® is the world-class, gold standard in microneedling. Three years of Bellus Medical’s proactive work in design and development has paved the way for a new classification in the microneedling category. Now, SkinPen® is the only legal device with this new classification – truly a category of one.

Automated micro-needling is an innovation in aesthetics for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. Microneedling can improve the overall texture, tone and color of the treated skin.

Microneedling causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s natural wound healing process, while minimizing cellular damage.

Best of all, SkinPen works. Ninety percent of subjects in the clinical trial would recommend the procedure to family and friends.  Skin Pen is the only medical microneedling device that is FDA cleared.  The rigorous FDA testing ensures that the treatments are safe and, more importantly, effective.  SkinPen’s technology and precision has led to superior results than other microneedling devices.

 

ACNE SCAR TREATMENT 

Acne Scar SubtypesAcne can be caused by several known factors. Hormones, stress, diet and other variables can lead to acne breakouts. Untreated or poorly managed acne can lead to scarring. The three most common types of acne scars are ice pick scars, boxcar scars and rolling scars.

Ice Pick scars, being the most common, get their name from the actual formation of the scars and as the name suggests. They are shaped like the hole left from an ice pick.  The scars are deep and narrow, which makes it difficult for them to be filled up naturally and some are too deep to heal entirely. Ice pick scars are usually less than 2mm across and usually caused by inflamed comedones (blackheads) or acne vulgaris (whiteheads).

Boxcar scars are similar to Ice Pick scars, however the Boxcar scars are wide and more rectangular with vertical edges. Boxcar scars are usually found on the temples and cheeks and they can be deep or shallow, but the majority of Boxcar scars are not as deep as Ice Pick scars.

Rolling scars are the least common of the three and they are usually shallow and wide. Caused by damage under the surface of the skin, rolling scars are round and give the skin a rolling, wave-like appearance.

 

 


The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are often the first signs of visual aging.  Repeated muscle movement over time and sun exposure are the main contributing factors.  Other factors like smoking, stress, fair complexion and poor diet can also contribute to accelerated aging of the skin. Eventually, everyone has to confront the fact that fine lines and wrinkles are inevitable.

The goal is to achieve renewed, healthier-looking skin. The appearance of fine lines can be reduced as new skin replaces old. Repeating this process several times per year and combining it with a healthy skincare regimen can dramatically improve your skin health.

Micro-needling FAQs


What is the downtime with Microneedling?

The procedure takes 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the size of the area treated and what specifc treatment is being performed.

Immediately after the treatment you will notice a redness to the skin.

On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.

 

When will I see results from my treatment?

Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months .

How frequently can I get microneedling treatments?

Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.

For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.

Are there different types of Microneedling?

We offer two types of Microneedling:  Our Signature Microneedling treatment and PRP Microneedling. Both types of microneedling can be purchased singly or in packages of 3 for additional savings.

Schedule a complimentary consultation to see which type of treatment is best for you.

Is Microneedling safe?

Microneedling should always be performed by a licensed and trained medical professional.  Ask your provider for information on their training to ensure that you receive safe effective treatment.

What is PRP?

PRP is an acronym that stands for Protein Rich Plasma.  PRP is obtained by doing a blood draw from a vein in the arm and then spinning the blood in a centrifuge to seperate the PRP from the rest of the blood’s content.  Then, the PRP is used in combination with the microneedling device in order to infuse the skin’s deeper layers.  This provides an added boost to the average effects of Microneedling.

Microneedling with PRP is often called a vampire facial.

Does Microneedling hurt?

In order to make treatment as comfortable as possible, a numbing cream is applied to the treatment area.  Most patient’s describe the sensation of microneedling as a a light sandpaper feeling gliding across the skin.

After treatment, many patients describe the feeling of a windburn.