Micro-needling uses the body's natural healing processes to produce more flawless, younger-looking skin. Now you can boost the benefits of micro-needling by combining it with radiofrequency skin rejuvenation for remarkably more profound results. Micro-needling, also called collagen induction therapy, works by creating tiny perforations through the surface of the skin.
The body begins repairing these micro-injuries by producing collagen. The new collagen helps reduce pore size, diminish fine lines and scars, improve skin texture, and improve skin firmness. Micro-needling is most often used to:-
- Tighten loose or sagging skin.
- Treat sun damage.
- Diminish fine lines and deep wrinkles.
- Reduce scars, particularly those caused by acne.
- Correct pigmentation, including melasma.
Micro-needling is used to stimulate the skin to restructure and regenerate collagen. When Micro-needling is performed over the skin, it stimulates deep collagen regeneration that adds volume.
A topical anesthetic cream is applied. The micro-needling treatment itself is relatively painless. You will likely feel pressure from the treatment head and may feel an occasional zing. Depending on the area(s) being treated, the micro-needling treatment typically takes between 30 and 45 minutes.
You can expect tiny pinpoint scabs to appear 24-72 hours post-treatment that will naturally shed when the underlying micro-injury has healed.
For the first few days after your micro-needling treatment, you do need to avoid overheating the skin. During the first 48 hours following treatment, you should avoid saunas, hot showers and baths, heavy workouts, direct sun exposure, and swimming (due to chlorine). You also need to refrain from shaving or using makeup (except healing Lycogel) for 48 hours post-treatment.
Results become visible as the skin heals over the 3 to 4 weeks following a micro-needling treatment.