Micro Needling

Safe, chemical-free, stimulates new collagen production.

Skin needling or micro-needling therapy is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment. It is also referred to as collagen induction therapy and percutaneous collagen induction in medical terminology. A small device with fine needles is used to puncture the skin for a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a micro-wound or channel that causes the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. These tiny wounds stimulate the body to produce new collagen and elastin within the dermis, the deep part of the skin, as well as in new capillaries for improved blood supply through the process of neo-vascularization and neo-collagenesis.

The creation of the micro-wounds also allows topical products to penetrate deeper into the skin than they normally would, greatly increasing the skin’s ability to utilize the nutrients.

The application of hyaluronic acid after the procedure also helps to further the production of collagen. Micro-needling therapy is becoming widely used as a treatment for sun-damaged skin to improve the skin’s appearance and quality.

Micro-needling provides improvement for:

  • fine lines
  • wrinkles
  • skin texture
  • reduction in acne scars,
  • reduction in pore size
  • reduction in stretch marks
  • stretch marks

Micro-needling with PRP(Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy

PRP therapy is performed by collecting blood from the patient and spinning it in a centrifuge for 15 minutes to separate platelets from blood.  The separated blood, now platelet-rich plasma, is drawn out and can then be re-used by injection or micro-needling back into the patient.

The benefit for the patient is that platelet-rich plasma contains growth factors, FGF and PDGF, which can aid in the repair process of tissue and skin. The growth factors promote cell growth, tissue repair and the production of new collagen. The growth factors contained in the PRP are delivered deeper by the micro-needling giving them better absorption.

Micro-needling has proven to be a simple and fast method for safely treating wrinkles and scars. Because the epidermis remains intact, the procedure can be repeated safely. This procedure is also suited to regions where laser treatments and deep peels are not typically performed. Micro-needling can be done on virtually any part of the body including the face, chest, hands, arms and legs. Micro-needling can be easily personalized by going deeper on some areas where skin damage requires a more aggressive approach.

Topical anesthetic cream is used to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure. There is minimal downtime and can be performed on all skin colors and types.

How many treatments will I need?

The number of needling sessions needed depends on the individual skin condition. Three or four treatments may be recommended for mild to moderate acne scarring, whereas deeper scars and stretch marks may require 4 to 6 treatments. An interval of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments is typically recommended. Some redness may occur immediately after treatment, but it usually subsides by the next day.