Automated mico-needling is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine that can help treat the appearance of fine lines, acne scars, and the skin's overall appearance. We use one of the most advanced medical-grade automated micro-needling devices on the market today.
What are the benefits?
The benefits of micro-needling can include a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Micro-needling also has a positive effect on the appearance of hyper-pigmentation, dark spots, acne scars, and stretch marks. The procedure will create a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.
What areas of the body can be treated?
Micro-needling can be used on all parts of the body, face, neck, decollete, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.
How is the procedure done?
A sterile cartridge tip containing 12 points is attached to the Micro pen. Our esthetican will apply a thin layer of solution, such as medical grade saline solution, to your skin and select the appropriate pen setting 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 light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating tip reduces discomfort while the post-treatment hydrating gel also makes the procedure more tolerable.
How long does the procedure take?
The procedure itself will take about 30-45 minutes depending on the size of the area. However, you should plan to be in our office for about an hour.
What is the downtime?
Immediately after the treatment, you will notice a bright redness to the skin. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours.
When will I see results?
Patients notice an immediate "glow" to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after treatment.
How many treatments are needed?
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 those that have deep wrinkles or advanced photo-aging, stretch marks, or acne scars, we may suggest 6-8 sessions at 6 weeks intervals.
“On the night of my procedure, Dr. Guyette called me to see how I was feeling. I thought that was magnificent and it was greatly appreciated! I felt very cared for!” Gordon Stein