Microneedling is a skin treatment method which involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin surface causing minor trauma. This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild and increase collagen production. The results leave skin rejuvenated, smoother and younger looking. At Sound Medical Weight Loss & Aesthetics, we use Bellus Medical’s SkinPen® microneedling device, the gold standard in dermatology.
Micro-needling can treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and skin texture by stimulating the skin's natural ability to produce new collagen formation creating healthier skin.
Treatment time ranges from 15-30 minutes per area depending on the area.
Results can be seen after the first treatment, and results improve with each additional treatment.
Depending on the area being treated and the aggressiveness of treatment, there can be some slight discomfort during the procedure. A topical anesthetic can be applied 15-20 minutes prior and is removed before the micro-needling treatment begins to help alleviate discomfort.
Redness of the skin can appear, as well as possible pinpoint bleeding. The severity of redness depends on how aggressive the treatment was performed and individual skin type. You can resume normal activity after the procedure including driving yourself home. Minimal swelling may occur and be more noticeable on the second day.
Benefits of the micro-needling can be seen after just one treatment. It is recommended that 3-6 treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, are performed for maximum results. In cases where a more aggressive treatment schedule is needed such as acne scar revision, a greater number of treatments may be necessary for maximum results.