Microneedling (Collagen Induction Therapy)
Automated Microneedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy), is a revolutionary approach to age management. The process creates controlled micro-injuries to the skin which triggers the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in plumper and smoother-looking skin. It also creates superficial micro-channels in the skin which allows topical serums and creams to be absorbed more effectively.
Disposable needles are used which eliminates the risk of cross-contamination, and the depth of penetration is adjustable, allowing the professional skin therapist to safely customize treatments for each individual.
Prior to your treatment a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area to minimize discomfort. A high molecular weight hyaluronic acid is applied to the skin to provide intense hydration.
After the treatment you will experience mild sensitivity, inflammation, and redness, and mild bruising may occur. It is best to plan your treatments for days where you can be quiet and stay out of the sun afterwards. There is generally no down time and clients return to work the next day.
While you may see an immediate "glow" to your skin, visible changes develp over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.
Your professional skin therapist will provide an at home skincare regimen used to support the wound healing environment.
$175-$300 per session
Best results come from a series of 3-5 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
A comprehensive consultation is required
before scheduling your first Microneedling session.
Microneedling works by triggering the body's wound healing response. When skin is injured - either accidentally, or through an intentional process such as microneedling - it triggers a cascade of healing stages to repair the injured tissue.
The Three Phases of Wound Healing:
Phase 1: Inflammation - Piercing the skin triggers your immune system (consisting of white blood cells called neutrophils and macrophages) to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
Phase 2: Proliferation - In this phase, the original tissue is reconstructed as macrophages recruit and stimulate
fibroblasts to produce Collagen 3 (the extracellular matrix).
Phase 3: Remodeling - The wound is replaced with new dermal tissues and blood vessels.