What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a recent innovation in medical aesthetics for the treatment of wrinkles, fine lines, scars (especially acne scars) and for improving the skin’s overall appearance. The procedure involves the insertion of a multi-point micro needle into the skin at a very high rate of speed, usually thousands of insertions per minute. As these very sharp micro-needles enter the skin, they injure it, which in turn trigger the body’s natural healing and regeneration response to cellular injury. Part of this epidermal repair process involves the production of new collagen and elastin, which results in a thicker dermal layer that softens the appearance of wrinkles. When using our microneedling needle, the micro-channels created by the needle allow topical serums, gels and creams to be absorbed better and more deeply than when they are simply applied to the skin superficially.
We offer two microneedling devices:
Benefits of Microneedling
The benefits of such a simple procedure are unprecedented in the beauty and medical aesthetics industries. Never before has such a simple technique yielded such visible and lasting results. What makes this treatment so special is that you are basically making the body create these tremendous improvements in the skin by basically attacking it. You are basically fooling the skin into rejuvenating itself. What could be easier?
- Younger-looking skin
- Reduction of the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Significant reduction of scars in general and acne scars in particular
- Reduction of the appearance of stretch marks
- Improves hyper-pigmentation and hypo-pigmentation
- Overall improvement of the appearance of the skin
The benefits include
A sterile needle-tip containing 9 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Matisse™. You, the professional, may choose to apply a thin layer of topical hydrating gel to the customer/patient’s skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on the application. Then, the pen is gently pressed against the skin while at the same time gliding it in one direction until you reach the edge of the treatment area, and then you come back to an adjacent area of the “row” you just treated, and repeat the pattern in the same direction, and you continue to do this till you have covered the entire treatment area.
Microneedling can be performed on all parts of the body, including but not limited to the face, neck, hands, arms, legs, abdomen, décolletage and back. The typical procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area being treated.
Depending on the natural sensitivity level of the customer or patient, he/she might feel some slight stinging on the skin during the procedure, but it’s very tolerable. Most people will just feel as if their skin is being scratched by something relatively rough. The speed and depth that you perform the treatment at will affect the comfort of the patient.
Immediately after the treatment the skin will be quite red, plus there might be some light surface bleeding. Actual healing time depends on the depth-setting of needle, the speed at which you perform the treatment and the number of times you pass over the same area. Typically, the treated area remains red from 2 to 4 hours. Some people recover completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing proper recovery serums usually speeds up the recovery process.
Visible changes to the skin are noticeable from a few days to a couple of weeks after the redness disappears. The skin’s appearance continues to improve over time for up to 6-12 months after the treatment as collagen and elastin production continues.
How many treatments are needed depends on several factors, such as the goal of the treatment, the skin type, and the age of the person. Some people require only one treatment per year in order to achieve the results they are looking for, but most people require 5 treatments spaced 1 week apart. For patients with severe wrinkles, deep acne scars, stretch marks or advanced dermal aging additional applications are recommended with 6 weeks in between treatments.