Microneedling, often referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy, uses small, sterile needles to create micro-injuries in the skin which in turn promotes new collagen and elastin production. This safe and highly effective procedure promotes smoother, firmer, and more youthful looking skin. It effectively improves the look of scars, large pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.
Frequently asked questions
Is Microneedling painful?
Microneedling is considered mild to moderately painful. We use a topical numbing agent on the skin for 30-40 minutes prior to your treatment. Each individual differs in pain tolerance levels, but most find using a topical numbing agent before treatment significantly lowers the discomfort to little to no pain.
How often should I get Microneedling?
Our microneedling treatments are preformed at more effective skin depths to produce better results. We recommend spacing your treatments out ever 4-6 weeks to allow your skin time to recover completely before your next session.
How many treatments of Microneedling should you get?
While having one microneedling treatment is good for your skin, it usually isn't enough to produce a significant change or long lasting improvement in your skin. To get more significant results and improvement, you will need a series of treatments ranging from 3-6 sessions depending on your skins condition and overall goal. Our aestheticians will help you with a custom plan for improving your skin with microneedling.
What conditions can be treated with Microneedling?
- Acne Scarring
- Aging Skin
- Enlarged Pores
How soon will I see results from Microneedling?
It depend on the speed at which your body responds. Generally, improvements can be seen at 4 weeks. We recommend having 3-6 treatments, 4 weeks apart for optimal results.
How long does a Microneedling treatment last?
Prior to the treatment, medical grade topical numbing is applied for 40 minutes. The treatment itself will take roughly 30 minutes to treat the face only and an hour to treat face, neck, and chest. Overall, expect to spend an hour and a half to 2 hours getting the treatment done.
What is the difference between Microneedling and Radio Frequency Microneedling?
Traditional microneedling uses a device to create micro-injuries to the skin which stimulates your body’s natural healing process. This process initiates collagen and elastin production which help tighten skin, reduce fine lines and reduce acne scarring.
Radio Frequency Microneedling adds radio frequency into the mix. Radio Frequency is delivered through the small needles enhancing skin tightening and scar reduction. The radio frequency energy is delivered to the underlying layers causing constriction and tightening of the skin, as well as stimulating collagen and elastin production. With the deep delivery of RF energy, results are produced faster and are more dramatic. See more: Radio Frequency Microneedling
Is Microneedling safe for all skin tones and types?
Yes! Microneedling is safe for all skin tones and types.
Can I get Microneedling while pregnant or nursing?
This treatment has not been tested on people who are pregnant or nursing. We will not perform this procedure in those circumstances.
Can I wear makeup after having a Microneedling treatment?
Makeup typically contains chemicals and infection-causing agents. For that reason, we advise against wearing makeup for the next 2 to 3 days. If you are in the sun, wear a mineral based sunscreen to protect against hyperpigmentation.