Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for the treatment of the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and the improvement of the skin’s texture, tone and color. (It is one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets). During this procedure, the Eclipse MicroPen® is used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to aid in the production of collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker epidermis with a softer appearance with less wrinkles. Our trained medical aestheticians use the Eclipse MicroPen® to create micro-channels which allow for topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing the effects in deeper layers of the skin. AT Vip Medspa our expert skin Specialist can also combine Micro needling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) also refer to as the VIP GOLD FACIAL.
What Are The Benefits Of Micro-Needling Treatment?
Reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture and softer, younger looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Micro needling can improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.
What areas of the body can I treat?
Micro needling can be used on all parts of the body: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How Is The Micro-Needling Procedure Done?
A sterile cartridge containing 12 tiny micro-points is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen® which is Health Canada approved. Our skin care experts will apply sterile saline/PRP to your skin and select the appropriate pen position based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.
What does it feel like?
The feeling associated with micro needling is similar to sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip makes the treatment more comfortable.
How Long Does The Micro-Needling Procedure Take?
The micro-needling procedure takes 30-60 minutes depending on the size of the area treated and numbing time.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. The total healing time depends on the pen position used and the number of overlapping passes your skin-care professional performs. On average, patients experience redness for 2-4 days. Some patients heal completely in 24 hours. Utilizing appropriate post treatment products can aid the healing process.
How is micro needling different from Dermal Roller?
Automated Microneedling (the Eclipse Micro Pen)devices move in a vertical direction for better precision when treating the skin , hence we create a control injury. On the other hand, Dermal Needling Roller does not create a precise vertical action, which can contribute to greater discomfort and inconsistent injury to skin resulting in creating micro scars that will later present it self as hyperpigmentation / hypopigmentation.
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks. Results can continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment.
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once a year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with more significant skin-care concerns, such as acne scars, it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.
Micro-Needling Treatment - Benefits:
- Minimal Downtime
- Minimal Discomfort
- Safe for Most Skin Types
- Natural Results