Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction therapy (CIT), is a vibrational stamping device. It uses very fine needles to increase skin stimulation, and effectively target fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring. Through vertical penetration, infusion channels are created into the skin to instantly hydrate with hyaluronic acid skin stimulating ingredients. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water making it a great serum to infuse into the skin. Microneedling, unlike heat based technologies, does not cause excessive heat or skin coagulation thus, the side effects are dramatically reduced and the risk almost zero. It can also be used to treat scarring such as surgical scars and acne scars.
At Monroe MedSpa we offer two different types of microneedling. The first is serum based, and the second would be microneedling devices with radiofrequency. Our medical serums can be customized to treat your specific skin concerns.
Single Treatment: $400
Series of 3 treatments: $800
The skin is cleansed and sterilized. Generally the skin will need to be numbed to ensure your comfort. The tip will glide over your skin creating stimulating channels and an even flushing is the best indication for a perfect medical treatment. The treatment usually takes around 1.5 hours in total.
A microtrauma is created which stimulates the skin to degrade old collagen and increase production of new collagen therefore, plumping up the skin by minimizing the signs of aging. It improves the thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This in return improves the skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation. Microneedling helps reduce scars & acne scars by stimulating new collagen fibres and improving blood supply.
Recovery From Microneedling
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short-lived and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkness that may last from 12 to 24 hours. A cooling mask is applied immediately following the treatment. This is rich in healing minerals and hyaluronic acid to soothe and calm the skin
How long does it take for a patient to recover from Microneedling?
Patients may resume normal activity immediately after the treatment. Skin will appear red, and may be sensitive to touch once numbing wears off. Sun exposure should be avoided.