What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy) is the process where your Aesthetician will use the Eclipse Micropen Elite device to create a controlled injury to your skin. A controlled injury to your skin induces growth factors that aid in creating new collagen and elastin. This device uses tiny needles to create micro-channels (as opposed to other skin treatments that remove layers of skin) that jumpstart the skin’s restorative and healing functions. Unlike other dermal rolling, laser, or ablative treatments, this treatment causes less damage to your skin and helps to protect your skin cell growth. Thus, recovery time from micro-needling is often shorter than other treatments and frequently yields higher successful results.
Who Is a Candidate For Microneedling?
Candidates should not have any open sores or skin conditions that would prevent them from receiving a skin treatment, as well as any blood conditions or use of blood thinners. Patients that benefit most from this treatment are those that show signs of aging, poor skin tone or texture, and scarring, since the skin’s natural regrowth process can improve these issues.
What Happens During The Microneedling Treatment?
After the patient’s skin is cleansed, a light numbing agent will be applied for 30-40 minutes.
The Eclipse Micropen Elite is gently glided over the treatment area creating tiny needle wounds (micro-channels) in the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). It is the needling and the depth of it that results in the redness and swelling of the skin, which will require a day or two to normalize (most inflammation and swelling is mild).
What Can I Expect After Treatment?
The skin can become sensitive and red during this time, and you’ll be instructed to use specific skincare products to ensure the skin can heal effectively. The overall recovery time lasts for three days for most patients, with the most severe redness disappearing within one to two days. Most patients notice results quickly, although the skin can feel rough and sandpapery during the recovery period as the skin heals. Once the skin rejuvenates, it can look and feel more youthful, soft, and glowing. You can repeat this treatment as needed on a schedule that you can determine during your consultation.
Schedule Your Consultation
To discuss how PRP treatments can benefit you and your aesthetic goals, contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Kayastha and our expert aestheticians who can recommend a comprehensive skin treatment plan for your unique needs.