Treatments and Pricing
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Micro Needling?
It is a skin treatment procedure that involves an electric skin-needling device. The device contains very fine needles. It is used during micro needling procedures to break down old tissue and push skin cell generation. Cell production leads to the creation of new layers of elastin and collagen fibre and leads to improved blood flow in the skin.
How does Micro Needling work?
The device rolls along the skin and penetrates upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create tiny needle punctures. This signals the body to respond by producing collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, the skin becomes fuller, thus reducing the appearance of scars, lines, and wrinkles.
What conditions can be treated or improved with Micro Needling?
Some of the conditions that Micro Needling is known to improve include: mild to moderate acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, skin texture and pore size, and stretch marks
What will I look like after the treatment?
Most people will notice redness and mild swelling similar to slight sunburn for up to 3 days and there may be slight pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Skin will be noticeably smoother and more radiant within a week or two. Full results will take a few months to appear.
What does the procedure involve?
It begins with cleaning and numbing the skin. A collagen-stimulating product, Vitamin A serum, and/or skin lightener is also used. A small device with tiny needles is used to create tiny wounds in the skin. The speed and adjustability of the needles allows for more effective piercing and absorption of skin products.
What is the down time after Micro Needling treatment?
None. Inflammation of the skin is very temporary and reduces greatly within a few hours. It may remain slightly pink for up to 48 hours after treatment. Makeup use should be limited to mineral makeup.
What are the benefits of Micro Needling?
Some of the known benefits of Micro Needling include: greatly improves topical cream effectiveness and penetration, stimulates blood circulation and collagen production, needles are non-allergenic, cost effective compared to other resurfacing procedures, works on all skin types, and can treat the scalp, face, and body, including skin around the eyes, mouth and neck.
Can Micro Needling be performed on any skin color?
Micro needling is safe to use on all skin types and colors without risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
Is Micro Needling painful?
Not really. It’s moderate as the micro needles roll over your skin for the final 10 minutes of the treatment. Nowhere near as painful as waxing!
How many treatments do I need and how often can Micro Needling procedures be repeated?
Micro Needling can be safely repeated every 4 weeks as needed. Collagen induction requires at least 3 treatments, while scar reduction requires between 3 and 6. 4 - 6 weeks should pass between one treatment and the next, and the number of treatments needed depends on individual cases.
What are the side effects of the Micro Needling procedure?
No negative side effects result from Micro Needling, and none have been seen in the more than 150,000 procedures that have been done worldwide.