VIDEO: Permanent Makeup Artist performs Dry Needling, also known as Micro-needling or CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy).
is a technique which has been used to treat 3 different skin concerns for more than 20 years. Since the needles used are solid, this means that there are no injections of any kind. The topical numbing cream makes this procedure painless. In most cases the recovery time is only 2 days. Results are cumulative and permanent.*
Collagen Therapy is based on the power of your natural wound-healing process to stimulate your own collagen production. Wrinkles will disappear, large pores will shrink, acne pits will fill in, and large sunken areas will appear plump due to the newly produced collagen.
*Melanocyte Restoration is the stimulation of your natural pigment production to restore your own skin color as a result of stretchmarks, scars, burns, and vitiligo.
*Scar Relaxation restores flexibility and mobility to skin contracture due to injury which has caused a scar.
Collagen Therapy For Wrinkles, Acne Pit Scars, Large Pores, Stretch Marks & Sagging
There has been some confusion about the difference between using a Derma Roller at home and receiving a true Microneedling treatment from a trained professional. Visualize a till tractor turning up the earth and this is the action of a Derma Roller. Now compare that to the precision punctures of a professional device gauged specifically for your target area of concern. The device is called a tattoo pen and is used without ink, of course. Depending on what is being treated, anything from a single to an 8-prong needle grouping can be used. Think about how essentially a lint roller with needles sticking out of it can enter each wrinkle or acne pit scar. It can’t!
The tiny punctures of Microneedling cause a minor injury to the skin which stimulates collagen and elastin to be produced in your natural wound-healing process without any injections. For acne pit scars, large pores, and wrinkles a smaller needle grouping would be used than for sagging skin and stretch marks. While you do feel something, actual pain is eliminated with an appropriate application of topical numbing cream. Even after the procedure no pain is ever felt.
The concept of wounding the skin so that collagen and elastin are naturally produced is exactly the aim of laser resurfacing. However burning the skin can yield devastating side effects such as actual skin damage and permanent discoloration. For over 20 years Microneedling has proven to be virtually risk-free. Also, Microneedling has a down time of only one day verses 5-10 days of recovery for laser treatments.
Results of Microneedling can be seen as soon as one week in some and may take two months on others. In any case, collagen and elastin are being produced for up to 6 months. It is safe, and recommended to have a series of 4 treatments per year to first reverse the signs of aging, and then to maintain that youthful look you achieved. With just a little TLC anyone can maintain looking ten years younger than his or her actual age. We have all the technology you need, and now you know about it. So, I look forward to meeting you, and co-creating the “younger you”!