Commonly referred to as collagen induction therapy, micro needling is used to improve overall complexion and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is achieved through the creation of microscopic holes in the skin that stimulate a natural healing ability that replaces damaged tissue with new tissue and collagen. The result is a thicker, healthier dermis that significantly reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles. As an added benefit, micro needling also allows for better absorption of topical gels, resulting in a more effective treatment.
Candidates for Micro Needling
- Patients seeking a rejuvenated appearance to the face, neck or arms
- Patients seeking improved efficacy for topical gels, creams or serums
- Patients seeking a minimally invasive treatment to improve facial complexion
About Micro Needling
Micro needling’s common use is in treating acne scars and depending on patient needs, it can be combined with other treatments to maximize the benefits. There is very little, if any, pain and discomfort associated with the procedure. Depending on the patient, the skin can be numbed with a topical anesthetic prior to treatment.
Our Centennial micro needling patients report the treatment feels more like sandpaper against the skin than needles. Immediately after treatment, the treated area will appear as if it has been sunburned. Most patients can return to normal daily activities immediately but some choose to wait for redness to subside, which generally occurs after two to three days.
How Micro Needling is Performed
There are many different micro needling devices that can be used to achieve essentially the same result with minor differences. Generally, micro needling devices resemble a pen with surgical needle tips on one end. The length of the needles can be adjusted for different penetration depths to treat various skin issues. During treatment, the micro needling is simply applied to the treatment area, creating microscopic holes in the upper layers of the skin.
Some Centennial micro needling patients experience pinpoint bleeding at the treatment sites, but this bleeding stops immediately. Many patients develop redness at the treatment site, which subsides at different rates depending on the depth of the treatment.