How Does Micro-Needling Work?
Micro-needling is a skin therapy that uses microneedles to stimulate collagen regeneration. We can treat fine lines and deeper wrinkles, acne scarring, surgical scarring, burns, stretch marks, melasma, and sunspots.
The purpose of micro-needling is to promote healing without scars and encourage new collagen production similar to fractional laser treatments. Unlike the laser, there are minimal side effects or downtime associated with micro-needling.
What Can Be Treated Using Micro-Needling?
Microneedling is very commonly used to treat thin line and wrinkles, scarring from acne, scars, burns, etc. It has also shown great success in the treatment of stretch marks.
What Happens During A Micro-Needling Treatment?
Microneedling is very safe! The risk of infection is minimal since the needles are sterile and disposed of after each treatment and the skin is cleaned and prepped beforehand.
Typically, there are 3-4 treatments, 6 weeks apart
It should not be used on anyone with an active skin infection or raised lesion (wart, mole, etc) on the area to be treated, a history of chronic skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema, a history of Herpes Simplex infections or diabetes. Micro-needling can NOT be used on anyone with scleroderma, collagen abnormalities, vascular disease or cardiac abnormalities. It can also not be used if you have rosacea, blood clotting problems, are on blood-thinning medication or an immune-suppressing medication, or if you have an active bacterial or fungal infection.