Micro Needling gets results without the downtime associated with ablative lasers. It’s non invasive and safe for all skin types. Use it in combination with PRP for even better results and less downtime.
Automated MicroNeedling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is used for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During the procedure we create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. For best results a series of treatments are recommended. For a procedure that gives great results with a single treatment consider looking into the Co2 Fractional Resurfacing Treatment.
* Individual Results and Patient Experience May Vary
Closeup of controlled micro-injuries to the skin that produce collagen and elastin. These superficial micro-channels help the hyaluronic acid, growth factors or your own platelet rich plasma(PRP) to penetrate deep into the skin to increase effectiveness.
Where area can I have MicroNeedled?
Since Micro-needling is a safe and a non invasive treatment we can use it all over the body for all kinds of treatments including: • Face • Neck • Chest • Abdomen (Stretch Marks) • Back
You may also call one of our patient care coordinators at 206-935-5689 and we will be happy to assist you in scheduling.
What Are The Benefits of MicroNeedling?
The benefits of micro-needling can included a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Micro-needling may also have a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What Areas Of The Body Can be Treated with MicroNeedling?
We can Micro-needle on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How Is The Procedure Done?
A sterile cartridge containing 12 points is attached to the MicroPen. Your skincare professional will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in multiple direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What Does MicroNeedling Feel Like?
The feeling associated with MicroNeedling is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.
How Long Does The Procedure Take?
The procedure takes 30-45 minutes depending on the size of the area treated. If you are receiving MicroNeedling in combination with PRP (the Vampire Facial) you will need to add 30 minutes to the procedure time.
What Is The Downtime?
Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the MicroPen setting used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 3 to 4 days. Many patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours, this is especially more common when treating in combination in PRP, also known as the Vampire Facial.
When Will I See The Results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after a treatment as collagen production continues
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to achieve reasonable results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 3-6 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 4-6 week intervals. At Well Medical Arts we have developed 3 and 6 treatment packages that can cut the cost of individual treatments down significantly.