Micro-needling Therapy FAQ
Micro-Needling Therapy targets specific concerns including:
- Fine Lines (including smoker's lines around the lips)
- Skin Tightening
- Scars (Acne, Surgical, Burn)
- Stretch Marks
- Pore Size
- Skin Tone and Texture
- Hyper pigmentation (including Sun spots)
What are the benefits?
The benefits of Micro-Needling Therapy are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Micro-Needling Therapy also has a positive effect on hyperpigmentation as well as on acne scars, and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What does the treatment feel like?
The feeling associated with the Micro-Needling Therapy is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How long does it take?
The procedure takes 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the Micro-Needling Therapy setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, clients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
When will I see results?
Clients 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 as collagen production continues.
How many treatments will I need?
Some clients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most clients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For clients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 2-4 week intervals.