MicroNeedling is a collagen induction therapy treatment that works by creating numerous small microchannels through the skin, allowing active ingredients that normally cannot penetrate the skin to pass through, resulting in rapid improvements of the skin. MicroNeedling employs the use of a special micropen containing 12 precisely spaced micro needles in a small cartridge to create invisible, vertical, micro-perforations into the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. As this micropen moves across the skin, the needles create tiny holes but without damaging the epidermis, or the outer layer of skin. As a result, the skin shifts its natural repair mechanism into high gear and starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations. The self-repairing property of the skin is a 100% natural form of skin renewal from the inside out.
The advantage of MicroNeedling compared to other treatments is that it not only activates cell regeneration, it also enhances the absorption of active ingredients such as growth factors, vitamin C, retinol, copper peptide, vitamin D, ferulic acid, alpha-lipoic acid and hyaluronic acid allowing for rapid improvements and stimulation of collagen production.
- Stimulates the body to produce new collagen and elastin
- Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Mild to moderate acne scarring; any new or old scars.
- Improves the appearance of superficial scarring.
- Tightens lose, lax skin.
- Shrink pore size.
- Helps to fade stretch marks.
PRIOR TO YOUR TREATMENT:
- Avoid retinoids and treatments for autoimmune disease for 24 hours prior to your treatment.
- Avoid sun exposure to the area to be treated for 24 hours prior.
- This procedure cannot be performed if you have used Accutane or Isotretinoin within the past six months.
DURING YOUR TREATMENT:
First, your skin care provider will apply a topical numbing cream on your face prior to the start of the treatment to minimize any discomfort. During the treatment, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin at precise levels in order to produce collagen and elastin. A topical serum is applied to clean skin before and during treatment. This product is a soothing hyaluronic acid serum which helps the Microneedling pen to glide smoothly across the skin’s surface while simultaneously delivering the building blocks for healthy new skin deep into the skin. The skin’s natural repair process ultimately results in a thicker dermis, more radiance and the appearance of softer facial lines or wrinkles.
AFTER YOUR TREATMENT:
Immediately after your treatment, your skin may look like a sunburn or may be more pink or red than usual, and you may experience some mild swelling. Over-the-counter pain medications can soothe any discomfort. It’s important to avoid using any harsh skin care products for a few days after your treatment to give your skin a chance to heal. You must also take steps to protect your skin from sun exposure during the healing process. You can expect to start seeing results within a week, and continuous improvements for a few months.
MicroNeedling treatments are available at Northwest Aesthetics Bellevue and Kent, WA locations.
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