Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a procedure used to stimulate collagen, improve the texture of your skin, and enhance your overall appearance. A microneedling pen is then used to create small puncture points in your skin. Your body responds to these punctures by producing collagen and elastin to rejuvenate your skin. This process is minimally invasive.
Microneedling with RX energy utilizes a specific radiofrequency to make treatment even more beneficial. We can also combine microneedling with stem cell treatment to expand results.
Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment for all skin types and can be performed on the skin of both your face and your body. Microneedling may be recommended to:
- Reduce crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles
- Tighten skin and reduce the signs of aging
- Reduce sun damage and hyperpigmentation
- Eliminate stretch marks
- Treat scars, including acne scars
- Shrink pores
How Does the Procedure Work?
At first a topical anesthetic is applied to the skin’s surface. The microneedling fractional radiofrequency device is used to comfortably insert radio frequency energy into the skin, stimulating healing within the deeper layers. This stimulation allows the cells to regenerate, while the treatment itself is designed to be gentle on the surface. The procedure itself takes about thirty minutes, with additional time with a cooling device in order to provide relief.
What Results Can I Expect?
As the skin layers recover from the procedure, their appearance will improve and heal over until the desired results are seen. Most of Skintology’s patients can expect the following:
The week after:
- Day 1 — Patients may see reddened and slightly swollen skin. The skin will also be warm to the touch.
- Day 2 — Skin may be rough to the touch and some swelling and redness may remain.
- Day 3 — The patient will see the skin begin to dry and flake off.
- Day 5-7 — As healing occurs, the patient’s daily skin care can begin again.
As the skin heals, patients can see many improvements, including:
- Improved texture and surface tone of the skin
- Lessened appearance of stretch marks
- Lessened appearance of scars and acne scarring
- Diminished wrinkles and fine lines
- Lessened hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating) disorder
You may require several microneedling treatments, depending on the condition of your skin and the look you want to achieve. Our cosmetic experts will work with you to determine how many treatments you need. Please contact our office today to schedule your consultation and learn more about the benefits of microneedling.
Request a Free Consultation
With a numbed face, the treatment feels like little more than light pressure to the face, with an occasional, light sparking feeling.
Our Personalized Compounded Numbing Cream, the best numbing cream available, is applied 30 to 45 minutes prior to the treatment to ensure a comfortable patient experience throughout the treatment. Many testimonials from patients say they found the treatment to be in a range of comfortable to virtually pain-free. The Vivace was designed with patient comfort in mind.
It’s important to work with a trusted doctor who uses FDA-cleared devices to give you confidence in its safety and reliability. Seek a patient experience that has been designed to be the most comfortable experience with the greatest results. Be clear that the device used is only part of the process, the right serums and recovery system will enhance your results.
Radio frequency provides heat that stimulates collagen production which has been found to lead to tighter, younger-looking skin. Combined with state-of-the-art microneedling, patients have experienced optimal results.
Many physicians find three treatments, spaced four to six weeks apart, provide the experience patients are looking for. Single treatment protocols are available depending on experience desired.
The actual treatment takes about 45 minutes, with an additional 30 to 45 minutes needed for numbing.
After this microneedling treatment, the skin may swell, redden or dry. After about a week, the skin starts to heal, and patients can begin seeing the results of the procedure.
Most patients go out hours after the treatment with no makeup at all. To maximize the Vivace treatment during the first four to six hours, use our Soothe Weekly Mask and Soothe Recovery System. We recommend at least six hours before you apply makeup, and you may even wait until the next morning.
Start with the right device, with the right treatment serums with the right recovery system. Follow the recommended recovery protocols once you get home, which include Soothe Weekly Mask, and the Soothe Recovery System that includes a soothing spray, cleanser and balm. Couple this with abstinence from the sun and three to five days off from working out, and you are well on your way to maximizing The Vivace Experience™ for yourself. Multiple treatments are recommended for optimal results.
Most skin colors can be treated, including tanned skin and dark skin.
Everyone is different, but the collagen and elastin you make is your own and continues accelerated production over the next six months as results improve over time.
Physicians may choose to supplement the treatment with serums and recovery protocols that create optimal results and faster recovery. After that time period, our clients are ready for a night out, with very little to no indication of any treatment that day.