MicroNeedling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a break-through remedy for the treatment of wrinkles and pigmentation, scars (including burn scars, acne scars and surgical scars) and stretch marks. Many Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Naomi Watts, Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Demi Moore are fans of this treatment.
Clinical studies have shown that MicroNeedling produces channels in the dermis which sufficiently stimulate the body’s natural defenses to repair and produce concentrated amounts of collagen and proteins to the treated areas of skin. This results in the skin’s thickness increasing it by more than 80% and results in smoothing scars, visibly reducing stretch marks and drastically diminishing wrinkles. MicroNeedling can be administered on the face, neck and hands and can produce drastic results in just one treatment.
- 1. Which skin types or conditions should or should not be treated with MicroNeedling?
The following conditions should avoid MicroNeedling:
- excessive redness
- broken capillaries
- nodular rosacea
- active inflamed acne
- a history of severe histamine reactions or allergies.
MicroNeedling has been proven to significantly improve the following skin problems:
- Rough skin texture
- Fine lines
- Crow's feet
- Laugh lines
- Surgical scars
- Acne scars
- Chicken pox scars
- Large pores
- Sun damaged skin
- Aging skin
- Stretch marks
- 2. How many treatments does it take to see results?
Results are uniquely different for everyone. It really depends on what you are treating, and how you are taking care of your skin at home. You will notice smoother skin texture after your first treatment, with even better improvement after the second. Best visible results are seen with a series of at least 4 to 12 treatments, spaced 3 to 6 weeks apart.
- 3. How is the Procedure Done?
A sterile applicator containing 12 points is attached to the MicroNeedling Device.
Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of sterile saline to your skin and select the appropriate settings based on your unique needs.
Next, in a single motion, the device will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
- 4. What areas of the body can be treated?
MicroNeedling can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
- 5. What is the recovery to MicroNeedling?
Usually only a day or two is all it takes before your skin returns to “normal” or you can start wearing makeup, depending on the depth of the treatment. The deeper the needles penetrate into the skin can mean a longer recovery time and you may see some light peeling, but you are able to wear sunscreen and makeup the day after treatment.
- 6. What are the benefits
The benefits of micro-needling can includes a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. MicroNeedling may also has a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.