Medical micro-needling is a non-surgical, therapeutic procedure used to improve the tone, texture and appearance of skin.
This is a clinically proven procedure that helps increase skin’s natural collagen production to treat a variety skin concerns, including acne, scarring, lines/wrinkles and laxity or sagging skin.
Like our non-ablative laser cosmetic therapies, micro-needling is a highly effective treatment that stimulates the skin’s natural healing process. Both our staff and patients report experiencing smoother, healthier, younger-looking skin even after just one treatment.
One hour before your procedure, you’ll apply a prescription numbing cream to your face and/or neck, which will be called into your preferred pharmacy the day before your appointment.
During the 30- to 45-minute procedure, you’ll lie comfortably in one of our treatment rooms. A member of our staff (physician assistant, nurse or aesthetician) will cleanse your skin and use a cotton pad to apply a medical-grade acetone/alcohol mixture to minimize the risk of infection.
Then hyaluronic acid, a collagen-stimulating product, is applied to the treatment area, which helps the micro-needling device glide over the skin for a more comfortable and effective experience.
Using a pen-shaped medical device fitted with a sterile, disposable tip studded with a cluster of needles, your Timeless professional will apply the device to the chosen area of your skin.
The device penetrates the upper layers of the skin, creating a slight “injury,” causing a natural and welcome healing response. Over time, the skin will create new collagen and elastin, essentially plumping and smoothing wrinkles and scars caused by aging or acne.
Some patients describe the experience as an intense microdermabrasion or sandpaper-like sensation, yet not at all painful.
During treatment, the needle depth may be adjusted to your toleration, up to 2mm for maximum effectiveness. Each area of the skin will be exposed to 2-3 passes of the device. The typical pattern is cheek, cheek, chin, forehead, mouth, nose and neck.
After treatment, your skin will be soothed with additional hyaluronic acid and/or hydrating serum.
You may experience temporary redness and sensitivity, a little swelling and/or minimal pinpoint bleeding or bruising. Redness usually clears within 12-48 hours, while sensitivity may last a little longer.
Visible results may be noticeable after the first treatment. Optimal results are achieved in conjunction with a recommended skin care regimen and 4-6 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart.
There is no downtime with the micro-needling procedure, other than avoiding sweaty exercise for 48 hours after treatment. You may apply mineral makeup immediately after treatment if there is no broken skin, although your skin may be very red and somewhat sensitive even with makeup. See complete treatment instructions.