Microneedling with the MD Needle Pen is done with a small hand held devise that makes tiny controlled punctures called a micro-wound, or channel. These micro-wounds trigger the body to produce new collagen and elastin within the dermis, as well as in new capillaries for improved blood supply. The results are improved skin texture and a reduced appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and acne scars.
The creation of the micro-wounds allows topical products to penetrate deeper into the skin than they normally would. This increases the skins ability to utilize the nutrients by up to 3,000 %! When done alone, hyaluronic acid is applied after the procedure, which helps to further the production of collagen.
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Collagen stimulation
- Shrink pore size
- Decrease acne scars
- Improves skin tone and texture
- Smooth stretch marks
- Safe on all skin colors
FAQ’s – Microneedling
What is Microneedling?
Medical microneedling of skin, also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is a relatively new concept aimed at stimulating the body’s own collagen and elastin production to tighten, lift and rejuvenate the skin, as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimize pores, stretch marks, and scars.
Microneedling treatment uses a hand held pen to create controlled depth micro-injuries to the skin. The micro channels created by the procedure allow for optimal absorption of topical products, enhancing their effects in the skins deeper layers. This stimulates the skin’s natural repair process to produce collagen and elastin reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.
What does the procedure entail?
Numbing cream will be applied to the face for 30 minutes to reduce discomfort then it will be washed off prior to procedure. The micro needling tool glided over the face several times followed by the immediate application of an anti aging serum/hyaluronic acid topically. The micro channels created by microneedling provide direct pathways to the deeper layers of the skin for optimal wound healing. We continue this procedure until the whole face/area is treated.
What does microneedling feels like?
Micro needling feels similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin.
What can I expect after a Microneedling procedure?
The skin will be red and flushed, similar to mild sunburn, that can last for 12 hours to 3 days. You may also experience mild swelling, tightness, and/or slight peeling. Total healing time depends of the depth of the treatment, skin type and skin condition.
How long does this treatment take?
Around 45 minutes
When will I see results?
Patients typically notice an immediate glow, but visible improvement will take about 2-4 weeks and continue for up to 6 months.
How many treatments will I need?
A series of 3-4 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart is ideal for optimal results. Some conditions like deep wrinkles advanced photo-aging, stretch marks and acne scars may need 6 – 8 treatments.
Who is this treatment for?
Anyone that wants to improve skin irregularities and look younger.