Microneedling

The Micropen is a multifunctional, microneedling tool which helps to alleviate and reduce many skin conditions, including:

  • Acne scars and wound healing
  • Improve wrinkles and fine lines
  • Minimize pore size
  • Improve stretch marks
  • Treat alopecia or hair loss
  • Improve skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation

Compared to traditional dermal needling devices, the Micropen minimizes epidermal damage which means less pain and bleeding. Micropen is very easy to maneuver which allows us to follow the contours of the face. Additionally, since the Microneedling

Micropen uses a vertical delivery system, the needles penetrate scar tissues without the risk of bending.

Microneedling Treatment



As a result, Micropen treatments have shorter treatment times, are less painful and have no side effects. Micropen treatments vary in depth depending upon skin condition for which the device is being used. Light treatments are a great way to treat mild acne scarring and improve fine lines and skin texture, where deeper needling treatments may be necessary to improve more significant acne scarring, keloid scarring or stretch marks.

Frequently Asked Questions about Micro-Needling

  1. What is Micro-Needling?

 Micro-Needling is an innovative aesthetic procedure that stimulates collagen production by using a device to create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin.

  1. What does the Miro-Needling help with?

 Micro-Needling treats the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improves the skin’s texture, tone and color. It can also improve sagging skin, skin texture, pore size and stretch marks.

  1. Is there any discomfort or downtime associated with the treatment?

 Inflammation of the skin is temporary and reduces greatly within a few hours. The skin may remain slightly pink for up to 48 hours after treatment.

  1. Is it appropriate for all skin types?

 Micro-Needling is safe to use on all skin types and colors without risk of post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation. Micro-Needling can be performed on all parts of the body including neck, décolleté, arms, legs and abdomen.

  1. How often should you get a treatment?

 The number of treatments needed depends on individual cases, however Micro-Needling can be safely performed every 4-6 weeks. For best results, treatments are recommended monthly for at least 3 months to see optimal collagen production.

  1. Is Micro-Needling painful?

Prior to the treatment, numbing cream can be applied to minimize any discomfort that can be associated with procedure.

  1. When will I see the results?

 Patients notice an immediate glow to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop of several weeks and results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a single treatment.

 


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