Microneedling is a non-surgical skin treatment that uses a fine needles to create tiny, micro-channels in the epidermis of the skin to help produce collagen. This treatment is also called collagen induction therapy and helps to treat many different skin concerns. Laser Skin & Wellness utilizes a Microneedling Pen, which has 12 tiny needles and uses patented technology to make it an effective treatment. The pen is revolutionizing the way that microneedling is done. This technology helps patients to have a safer, more comfortable microneedling experience while getting amazing results.
Before & After
The pen uses a spring-loaded needle-tip with an automated vibrating motion, enabling a very controlled form of microneedling. The pen has an adjustable tip allowing practitioners to cater to the patient’s individual needs. The needle is made up of 12 micro-needles which allows the pen’s system to penetrate the epidermis straight on rather than at an angle like traditional microneedling tools. This causes less bleeding and quicker recovery time. The creation of these tiny wounds helps to produce collagen, which in turn help to fill in lines, wrinkles, and give an the skin overall rejuvenated appearance.
- Wrinkles and Fine Lines
- Acne Scars
- Enlarged Pores
- Pigmentation Problems
- Sun Damage
- Stretch Marks
- Skin Texture
- 40 minutes
The pen can treat almost any area on the body that shows signs of aging. It is mostly used on and around the face to give patients a more youthful appearance. This microneedling pen can treat any area on the face that shows visible skin concerns. Many popular areas are around the eyes, lips, and chin.
This microneedling pen treatment is very manageable, some patients may feel some slight discomfort, but nothing unbearable. To help patients feel more comfortable and relaxed we apply a lidocaine solution before the treatment to numb the area. The pen makes small, micro-wounds in the skin which may result in very little pin-point bleeding.
“Malinda is amazing! She takes the time to hear you out and never once did I feel rushed when she was explaining treatments and answering my questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone!” — Megan
The pen treatment time varies depending on the unique needs of each patient. Typically, most patients get four to six treatments over a period of three to six months. Each session takes around 40 minutes and is spaced approximately four to five weeks apart. The treatment will be created specifically for each patient by their specialist at Laser Skin & Wellness.
The recovery time for the microneedling pen is quicker than traditional micro-needling treatments. The first couple of days following treatment patients may notice some swelling or redness, similar to a sunburn. A post-treatment topical cream will be given to help moisturize the skin. After three days patients can return to normal skin care products. It is important to avoid direct sunlight for about ten days. Be sure to also avoid any alcohol-based toners for up to two weeks as this can harm your skin during this sensitive time.
Call us in Lake Worth or Palm Beach Gardens at (561) 641-9490 to schedule your microneedling treatment.
Are Microneedling results permanent?
Microneedling results will last as long as you undergo maintenance treatments. Generally, patients enjoy results for up to one year after an initial successful package of sessions.
Can I use hyaluronic acid after Microneedling?
Generally, hyaluronic acid is safe to use after skincare treatments but its always best to consult your skincare specialist on specific products.
Can I wear makeup after Microneedling?
You can wear light mineral makeup after microneedling but should take care to avoid harsh, scented products. This applies to skincare products, too.
Can Microneedling be done under eyes?
Most microneedling technologies are not safe to use under the eyes because of the proximity risks. Your skincare technician can recommend your best options for undereye concerns during your consultation.
Do you peel after Microneedling?
No. You may, however, experience some redness and sensitivity at the treatment area that subsides within a day or two.
Can you wear makeup after Microneedling?
You should wait anywhere from 24-72 hours after microneedling to start wearing makeup.
Is microneedling painful?
You may feel some discomfort during the microneedling treatment, but most patients find it very bearable. To ensure all our patients feel comfortable, we can apply a topical anesthetic before the procedure.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Microneedling can reduce the appearance of scars, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation. It can also smooth uneven skin tone and improve skin elasticity.
How long does a microneedling treatment take?
It can depend on the size of the treatment area or if you are having multiple areas treated, but generally, it takes about an hour including topical and prep time.
Does Microneedling stimulate collagen?
Yes! The micro-wounds the microneedling creates in the skin trigger collagen production and that’s what leads to fewer fine lines and wrinkles and a reduction in the appearance of scars.
What is the downtime following microneedling?
There is little to no downtime with microneedling. You may see some redness and swelling, but that should go down within a few hours to 24hours. You will also want to wear sunscreen and limit how much time you spend in the sun.