Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is an innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of fine lines, acne scars, and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling (Collagen Induction Therapy) can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Micro-needling can also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, dark spots, acne scars, and stretch marks and create a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile cartridge tip containing multiple micro points is attached to the pen. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of solution, such as a medical-grade Hyaluronic Acid serum, to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What does it feel like?
The feeling associated with micro-needling is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating micro-needle tip reduces discomfort while a post-treatment hydrating gel also makes the procedure more comfortable.
What can I expect?
The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated. Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the micro-needling pen setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing quality skincare products, provided by your skincare provider, can help to speed up the post-care process.
When will I see results?
Patients notice an immediate "glow" to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment.
What is RF Micro-needling?
Our GENIUS RF Micro-needle delivers customized energy precisely where it is needed. Traditional micro-needles cause micro-injuries to produce new collagen growth under the skin, this simply isn't enough, and is often why long-term results are not obtained. With GENIUS, we use radio frequencies (RF) to deliver energy to jump-start your body's natural healing process for firm and renewed skin. GENIUS treatments help provide lasting unparalleled outcomes without the surgical downtime.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year, to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, or acne scars, your skin care provider may recommend as many as 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.
To learn more about our micro-needling procedure or to schedule an appointment for clearer skin, call Dental Care of Burlington today at 781-362-2260!
Before and After