Microneedling (also called collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure. In some ways similar to the mechanism described above for fractionated laser, microneedling produces controlled skin injury with tiny needles rather than with laser energy. The process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and in the process produces collagen and elastin. There is little-to-no tissue destruction with micro-needling. The small channels in the epidermis can close very quickly and the skin may begin a healing response right away. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which can stop possibly quickly.
This specialized technique will refine lines and wrinkles, diminish acne scars and stretch marks, and can improve discolored skin. This treatment can also help improve scars resulting from physical injury. Micro-needling may also be used to enhance the delivery to topical medications or serums such as hyaluronic acid and vitamin c.
Microneedling is like sunscreen, you may not see the difference immediately after your treatment BUT after a series of treatments, you will see an improvement of pores, texture and density of the skin.
$350 | Microneedling Treatment
$1,200 | Package of 4 Microneedling Treatments, Valued at $1400
What areas can be treated?
Microneedling can safely be used on most parts of the body with the frequent treatments being on the following:
Is there downtime?
You will look as if you have a sunburn following the treatment. This can last 1 to 3 days following the treatment depending on the treatment depth. At Lux Skin Lasers, we complete our microneedling treatment with a special mask that helps with the post treatment comfort and skin healing.
How is microneedling different from lasers?
Microneedling breaks up pigment mechanically instead of with light (heat) and remodel the collagen without heat. Removing heat from the equation makes for a safer, more comfortable treatment with a very low complication rate.