Micro Needling

Micro Needling Philadelphia

Micro-needling provides all over skin rejuvenation by increasing production of collagen and elastin, and is recommended for the reduction of: 
  • Acne Scars & Pock Marks
  • Large Pores & Uneven Texture
  • Fine Lines & Wrinkles
  • Surgical Scarring
  • Stretch Marks
  • Milia
Full Face Rejuvenation $250

Eye Area (crows feet) or Upper Lip $75

For scars, stretch marks, deeper wrinkles and cellulite please call us or Email.  We will need to give you an in person skin analysis to choose the  best treatment plan for you.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Microneedling ?
Micro-Needling also known as collagen Induction therapy uses a pen sometimes called collagen pen that is covered with 12 ultra-fine needles that is used on the targeted areas to create small channels in the skin. As the device glides along the skin, these needles penetrate the upper layers of skin to a depth of up to 2mm (depending on the needle length used) producing thousands of tiny micron channels in the skin. Each channel goes no deeper than the skin layer and will be approximately 0.1mm in width. An even pattern of petechiae (minute hemorrhagic spots, of pinpoint to pinhead size, in the skin) after the procedure is the best indication that the procedure has been done effectively.​ ​

How does Micro needling or collagen pen work to benefit the skin?
The treatment introduces fine needles to the skin to create microscopic channels. In doing so the dermis is encouraged to produce new collagen and elastin, which generates new skin cells. The skin then becomes thicker, plumper and more youthful. Serums that are applied to the skin afterwards are also up to 1000 times more effective as the pores are opened and the product is absorbed deep into the skin.
These microscopic wounds, which heal within a few hours, stimulate the skin’s healing process and increase collagen and elastin production. The effect is similar to fractional laser treatments, but not as deeply penetrating and is without the risk of a burn as there is with Fraxel or CO2 lasers.  
Unlike Botox which relax fine lines and wrinkles but do not get rid of them, Microneedling can offer a longer term result due to its collagen building function which will actually repair and get rid of fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes, mouth, forehead and more.

Is it painful? 
If needed, a topical numbing cream may be applied 10-15 minutes before the treatment which ensures patient comfort.  
How long before I see results?
Typically, results are seen after the first treatment. Lasting and more significant results will occur after 3-6 treatments. Your skin will continue to improve of the next 6-12 months after a course of treatments.

Can Microneedling be combined with other treatments? 
Micro-needling can be combined with various other collagen boosting treatments as an effective and fast way to naturally renew the appearance and texture of your skin while providing correction of concerns like stretch marks, acne scars or pock marks, hyperpigmentation and facial fine lines.

How Many treatments will I need?
For Optimal results, most people require a series of 3 to 5 treatments, usually spaced at least 4 weeks apart depending on the severity of the skin issue being treated. Some scars and stretch marks may require up to ten treatments.
The number of treatments is determined by many factors which is discussed during consultation.
What are the side effects, and recovery time after a micro needling or collagen Pen treatment?
Immediately after your microneedling treatment, you will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel tingly, warm and tighter than usual. This is normal and will subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally recover within the same day or 24 hours. You may see slight redness after 24 hours but only in minimal areas or spots. Generally the inflammatory reaction of the skin is short term and subsides significantly after a couple of days, but the inflammatory reaction is a part of the skin rejuvenating collagen production process.

With longer needle lengths the skin will look sunburned for a day or two with potential pinprick scabbing (red dots) and will return to normal by day 2 or 3. Occasionally the patient might have peeling if a more aggressive treatment is done(as in the case of deep pitted scars).

Patients with a more sensitive skin type or older patients may take upwards of one week to fully recover.

Are there any side effects or risks from Microneedling?
Side effects and risks are minimal with this type of treatment and typically include minor flaking or dryness of the skin with some mild scab formation. Micro needling is a non-ablative treatment, therefore hyperpigmentation or darkening of the area treated is highly unlikely but can very rarely occur. 
Hyperpigmentation however is usually temporary and subsides after the first couple of months and can also be rapidly lightened with topical skin lighteners and sun protection is a must post care.
If you have a history of cold sores, it could possibly flare up after the treatment. Please advise us accordingly. You may need to use appropriate anti-viral medication prior to treatment and immediately following.

How Should I Prepare for a Microneedling Treatment?
Do not use Retin-A products, auto-immune therapies or Alpha hydroxy products 12 hours prior to your treatment.
Avoid prolonged sun exposure to the face 24 hours prior to your treatment. Microneedling treatments will not be performed on sunburned skin.
If an active or extreme breakout occurs before treatment, please call us.

What should I do after the treatment?
Use tepid water to cleanse the treated area for the first 48 hours post treatment and dry the area gently without rubbing.  When touching the area treated, ensure that your hands are clean in order to avoid the chance of infection. Avoid applying makeup products for the first 12 hours following treatment . Mineral based make up products are highly recommended after microneedling due to the natural sunscreen factor (Zinc oxide) which may also aid in healing of the skin. 
A complete home care and product recommendation will be made at time of consultation and treatment. The recommended home care must be followed diligently to ensure best results.
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