Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a non-surgical procedure that is performed using a handheld, pen-shaped device that uses tiny sterilized needles to make precise, microscopic punctures in the skin. These micro-punctures work by helping to stimulate the skin to repair itself naturally through a process called dermal remodelling.
Collagen is the elastic fibres that make skin tight, smooth and appearing youthful. As we age, our skin's natural collagen levels begin to decline, but with microneedling, new collagen can be produced when the skin is punctured and forced into repair mode.
The process stimulates the skin to produce new collagen. Through a series of sessions, microneedling can increase elastic skin fibers. Microneedling also helps the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin), which naturally thins with age, become thicker and tauter.
BENEFITS OF Microneedling
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Should You Get Microneedling?
Wrinkles, acne & surgical scars, enlarged pores, and stretch marks can make people feel self-conscious about the uneven appearance of their skin. Skin Essence Med Spa has a variety of treatment options for such issues.
Though the thought of needles may make you cringe, microneedling is not a painful procedure. As an added bonus, microneedling typically has a shorter recovery time compared to the lasers or chemical peels that are also used to help resurface the skin and improve its texture.
Microneedling + PRP
PRP or platelet-rich plasma is a solution made from plasma (the liquid portion of your blood) and platelets which are a type of blood cell that is rich in natural growth factors and plays an important role in healing throughout the body. PRP therapy is a method of accelerating the body’s collagen & elastin production by injecting platelet-rich plasma (made from your body's very own natural supply of blood) into target areas.
Combining PRP with a microneedling treatment will amplify your skin's healing response and increase the production of collagen & elastin much better than microneedling on its own. The growth factors present in PRP increase the healing response from the punctures caused by the microneedling. The end result is smoother, more vibrant, glowing skin!
Frequently Asked Questions
Pain-Free & Comfortable!
“After my first treatment I saw the results of smaller pores, less texture and overall glow-y skin right away! Amanda made sure the microneedling was as pain free and comfortable as possible! It made coming for the second treatment easy knowing I was in such good hands!” - Natalie