Micro Needling

The Award Winning Micro Needling Treatment compels skin to regenerate itself, stimulating collagen and elastin production for a visible improvement in overall appearance of the skin with virtually no downtime*. Micro Needling minimizes pore size, and addresses uneven skin tone, pigmentation, acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles on the face, neck, and décolleté. It is highly effective for a range of ages, skin types, and conditions. This technology has been widely embraced in Europe, but is only now available in the United States. We are among the very first in the United States to offer Micro Needling. Our clients are thrilled with the visible results.

Just one 30 minute treatment will produce visible results in a few days, with virtually no down time*. Because it is administered through a device, it can be used on skin that is sensitive to chemicals or heat. The Micro Needling device creates micro-channels in the skin which enable serums and skin care products to penetrate deeper for maximum benefit. By stimulating the healthy regeneration process of your skin, Micro Needling works with your body’s intrinsic processes in a completely natural way. The result is brighter, clearer, firmer and more even skin that looks refreshed and rejuvenated. For best results, a series of 6 treatments is recommended at 30 day intervals. Micro Needling can be used in conjunction with many other treatments as well.

*Results may vary

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Micro Needling?
Micro Needling is a cordless surgical steel wand outfitted with pulsing fractional microthin needles. The trained Nurse or Medical Esthetician gently guides the Micro Needling device in long strokes over the skin, completely covering the treatment area. The microthin needles penetrate the skin to create microscopic channels which cause the skin to immediately activate production of healing collagen and elastin. The treatment finishes with application of a soothing, healing gel rich in growth factors.

Over the course of a few days, the surface layer of skin is naturally sloughed off by the new layer coming to the surface, looking softer and firmer. Visible changes to the skin occur over the course of several weeks. Micro Needling results emerge up to six months after treatment, as collagen production continues. Micro Needling is widely used in Europe. It is regarded as a safe and effective way to stimulate new skin without the use of lasers or chemicals. Clients who have considered lasers or dermal rollers will find Micro Needling to be an excellent alternative.

Who should have Micro Needling treatments?
Patients of all skin types looking to stimulate firmer, brighter, and more even skin on the face, neck and décolleté.

    Micro Needling helps with:
  • Minimizing enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone and pigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Traumatic scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dull, dehydrated winter skin
  • Older 50+ skin that regenerates slowly
  • Skin that is damaged from sunburn, chemotherapy, or medication
  • Skin that is sensitive to heat or chemical treatments
Clients with active acne or open wounds in the treatment area are not advised to have this treatment.

Does it hurt?
When it is used in conjunction with topical application of numbing cream beforehand, clients have described a Micro Needling treatment as feeling prickly as the wand is stroked over the skin. The Nurse or Medical Esthetician can adjust the device to suit the comfort level of the client. Clients will feel a moderate tingling or stinging sensation for approximately 24 hours after treatment, which can be addressed with over the counter analgesics such as Tylenol or Advil. Skin may also feel tight or delicate to the touch. That is the sensation of the skin rebuilding itself, and it shows the Micro Needling is working. Generally these sensations pass within 24-48 hours.

What is the downtime?
Virtually no downtime! There will be some redness in the treatment area which will be moderately visible for approximately 24-48 hours. This can easily be covered with mineral makeup as it is best to leave the area free from lotions or creams for the first 24 hours after treatment. Your technician will prescribe a skin care regimen to use following treatment. Many people return to their normal daily activities immediately following the Micro Needling treatment. Skin will begin to flake off a few days after treatment, revealing new skin underneath. Total healing time depends upon the emphasis of the treatment.

How frequently should I have a Micro Needling treatment?
For sustained results, we recommend six treatments one month apart, but even a single treatment should result in a visible improvement of the skin. After three monthly treatments, skin ‘learns’ to generate more collagen, and is sustained by treatments every six months.

Schedule your personalized Micro Needling consultation with Spa Radiance Medical today! Your lovely new skin is waiting to be revealed!