What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is a newer treatment used to improve the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the skin’s texture, tone and color.
Microneedling tightens the skin of the face and neck. This new therapy will reduce pore size and fine lines, as well as soften both traumatic and acne scars. This treatment improves the condition of your skin with very little “downtime”.
This is accomplished by creating controlled micro-injuries which stimulate increased collagen and elastin production, and allow for optimal absorption of topical products.
What Are The Benefits of Microneedling?
Reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture and softer, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Collagen Induction Therapy can help improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.
Why Choose Microneedling With SkinPen?
What Areas Can Microneedling Treat?
Microneedling with SkinPen treats all parts of the body. The most common areas of treatment are the face, neck, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.
How To Prepare for Your Microneedling Procedure
- Keep your skin clean of cosmetics and sunscreen for the day
- Do not have sunburn on the desired areas for treatment
- Make sure you do not have any active breakouts or lesions.
What To Expect During Collagen Induction Therapy
A sterile cartridge-tip containing 12 tiny micro-tips is used during Collagen Induction Therapy (microneedling). We apply a topical numbing gel for 15 to 20 minutes until the patient is fully numb. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. The procedure takes half an hour to an hour and a half depending on the size of the area treated.
What does Microneedling Feel Like?
Have you ever had sandpaper rubbed across your skin? That is what microneedling feels like. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating cartridge tip makes the treatment more comfortable. (For the most part it’s very relaxing, although sensitive in some areas)
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. On average, patients are red for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours.
How Many SkinPen Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once a year to achieve optimal results. Most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with concerns about deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.
When Will I See My Microneedling Results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
Maintaining Collagen Induction Therapy Results
After your Microneedling treatment, we will provide a 90 day Skinfuse kit. The Skinfuse kit helps give your skin a smooth tightened appearance by addressing the signs of aging. This results in youthful, revitalized-looking skin. It also moisturizes assuring that your skin stays soft and hydrated.
Schedule a consultation
If you are interested in microneedling and would like more information, contact our Grand Rapids office today! Call (866) 331-0612 to schedule a consultation.