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Skin needling, or collagen induction therapy, is a unique process which stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin.
Using a sterile needle grouping, the technician gently inserts the needle into the epidermis and top layer of the dermis, signaling the brain to send collagen to the injured site for repair. This signal creates an abundance of collagen, thus plumping up the injured area and creating a softer, subtler appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and other depressed areas.
How does skin needling compare to laser treatments?
Needling stimulates the effects of those from laser resurfacing, but without the harsh damage to the epidermis. It is also much more economical.
Is skin needling the same as using dermarolling products?
It is similar, but needling, when performed by a professional, is much more effective since the technician can target the specific areas.
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Is skin needling an alternative to collagen fillers?
Yes, skin needling is a natural alternative to synthetic collagen fillers. To look your best, we recommend clients consider having Botox to paralyze their muscles and therefore enhance the skin needling results.
What kind of recovery can I expect from skin needling?
The area should not be exposed to the sun, tanning bed, heat, hot water or sauna for 5-7 days. It is extremely important to protect your skin with at least SPF 30 at all times. The skin will appear to have red ‘cat scratches’ for a few days following each session. Mineral makeup can be worn the day after the needling application. The treated areas should be kept moist with A&D or like product 3-7+ days post treatment or until the scabs fall off.
What kind of results can I expect from skin needling?
Most people see results within the first few days of each treatment and continue to see results up to 3 months post treatment. Results can last for years. Individual results vary as each body’s regeneration is unique. The daily use of topical products such as; Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamins C & E and/or 25% Hyaluronic Facial Enhancer will help boost collagen and regenerate the tissue after each needling session.
Is there a certain type of scar it won’t work on?
It won’t work on keloids, dark or red scars. Also, the scar must be a minimum of 6 months old.
How many sessions are needed for skin needling?
The treatment usually requires 1-3 sessions in 4-6 week intervals.
Is it painful?
The procedures are semi-invasive. A topical anesthetic is applied to the area prior to the treatment. Most clients feel very little discomfort, if any at all.