Microneedling

Microneedling stimulates the skin's natural ability to repair itself.

Microneedling can stimulate the skin's natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin for healthier, younger-looking skin. It accelerates this repair process by creating microscopic channels, which also allow products to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin. New collagen and elastin production may help to improve sun damage, acne scars and enhance the overall appearance of aging skin. 

 

Microneedling Treats:

  •  Scar
  •  Wrinkles
  •  Sun damage
  •  Uneven skin tone
  •  Stretch marks
  •  Lax skin
  •  Large pores
  •  Thin skin

Microneedling Frequently Asked Questions

Microneedling is one of the most sought after collagen induction treatments for its ability to build new collagen, improve skin tone and texture and fade scars without surgery or downtime! Get your most frequently asked questions answered in this short video.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling treatment allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro-“injuries” in the skin, which triggers new collagen synthesis, yet does not pose the risk of permanent scarring. Microneedling is extremely versatile and can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

How is the procedure done?

First the skin care nurses will apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment areas. This will help to make the experience as comfortable as possible during the microneedling process.


Following the numbing, a thin layer of peptide serum is applied to the skin. Next the microneedling device, called the SkinPen is glided across the repair area in a gentle motion. The SkinPen is a handheld device similar in shape to a pen with very tiny needles at the tip. The microneedles penetrate the skin in a very controlled, precise manner; creating micro-channels or tiny holes deep into the dermis layer of the skin. The pinpricks are so small that you likely won’t notice them after the procedure. 


After the procedure, Environ’s post procedure products are applied. 

What does it feel like?

Depending on the depth of the microneedle penetration, the treatment may feel like a slight tickling sensation to more of a pinching sensation. 

How long does the procedure take?

The numbing process takes approximately 30 minutes and the procedure is normally completed within 45-60 minutes, depending on the required treatment and anatomical site. In total, the average microneedling session lasts approximately 2 hours.

What is the downtime?

After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed in appearance in a similar way to moderate sunburn. You may also experience skin tightness and sensitivity to touch on the area being treated. You can also experience some facial swelling the day after the treatment. You can use cold compresses and keep your head elevated on a pillow at night to reduce the swelling. Make-up can be used the next day, this can help disguise the redness as it dissipates. After four days there is barely any evidence that the procedure has taken place.

When will I see the results?

Most people notice healthier-looking skin immediately, and the natural repair process of the skin continues to progress over the course of several weeks. Visible changes appear after approximately 3 treatments.

How many treatments will I need?

The course of treatment will be determined by your skincare nurse based upon your individual treatment goals and the health of your skin. Most patients receive a series of 6 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. To maintain the results of your treatment, you’ll need multiple sessions and maintenance treatments.

Are there any contraindications or precautions?
Microneedling treatment is contraindicated for patients with: keloid scars, scleroderma, collagen vascular diseases or cardiac abnormalities, a hemorrhagic disorder or hemostatic dysfunction, active bacterial or fungal infection.

 

Microneedling treatment has not been evaluated in the following patient populations, as such, precautions should be taken when determining whether to treat:

- scars and stretch marks less than one year old
- women who are pregnant or nursing 
- keloid scars 
- patients with history of eczema 
- psoriasis and other chronic conditions
- patients with history of actinic (solar) keratosis
- patients with history of herpes simplex infections 
- diabetics or patients with wound-healing deficiencies
- patients on immunosuppressive therapy
- skin with presence of raised moles or warts on targeted area  

What is the average treatment cost? 

The cost will depend on the treatment area. During your initial consultation, the areas to be treated will be discussed and a fee quote per treatment session will be given to you. You will have a choice of 3 payment options:
- pay for each treatment individually (pay-as-you-go)
- purchase a pre-paid package of treatments and receive a 20% discount off of the entire package
- you may also apply for Care Credit

Now offering Microneedling with PRP

We are very excited to offer this new treatment! A PRP Facial is microneedling with the addition of Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP).PRP from your own blood is a great add on to make your microneedling treatments even more effective! This saves you money by lessening the number of microneedling treatments you need to get optimal results. PRP increases the amount of collagen that is produced in the skin, helping create more tightness. It also speeds up the healing process. 

Microneedling with PRP is ideal for the treatment of:
  • Acne scars
  • Surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Lax skin
  • Sun damaged
  • Large pores
  • Uneven skin texture

Healthy Skin is in Your Blood

Microneedling is a medical grade, state-of-the-art device designed to improve the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation, as well as enhance the overall appearance of aging skin. It allows for controlled induction of the skin's self-repair process by creating thousands of precise micro-injuries in the dermis, automatically triggering new collagen synthesis without causing scar tissue formation.

The variable depth (.25mm to 2.5mm) of the device and the cordless design provide significant versatility to create change in many areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back. The actual procedure typically takes 30 minutes, depending on the size and number of areas treated and the severity of damage on the skin, and results in little to no downtime for the patient. 

Podcast Episode: Mironeedling

Listen as Dr. Normington & Tricia explain how microneedling can stimulate the skin's natural ability to produce new collagen and elastin for healthier, younger-looking skin.

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