What is Micro-needling?
Micro-needling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves repetitive puncturing of the skin with sterilized microneedles. Professional micro-needling allows for the sterile, one-time use needles to enter at a perfect 90-degree angle which causes less damage to your skin when compared to derma-rollers.
What is the cost for Micro-needling?
A Microneedling Facial treatment is $150.00
A Microneedling Scar Softening treatment’s cost will vary based on the size and severity of the scar.
Can you combine microneedling with PRP for a Vampire Facial?
Yes, while our aesthetician Sara starts your numbing cream, our registered nurses (Kara or Kelsey) will draw a small amount of blood and centrifuge it to separate out the PRP. Our aesthetician Sara will then complete your microneedling appointment using the PRP to enhance the collagen induction. The add on of the PRP is $150.00, so the full Vampire Facial treatment is $300.00
How does Micro-needling work?
As a healing response, your own growth factors are regenerated which stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.
What conditions can Micro-needling treat?
Micro-needling is used to treat scarring and wrinkles, enable skin rejuvenation, and improve skin appearance.
Micro-needling may be used to enhance treatment for raised (hypertrophic) scars. Flattened scars are easier to treat, as when they are raised the pigmentation runs/migrates farther than the desired treatment area. Raised scars form most often at the sites of pimples, body piercings, cuts, surgical incisions and burns.
What can I expect with a Micro-needling treatment?
You can expect mild pain, redness and some pinpoint bleeding which often resolves within 24 hours.
What kind of results can I look forward to after micro-needling?
After 6 treatments over 3 months, Acne Scar Treatment with Micro-needling Resulted in:
- a 51%–60% improvement in scar appearance
- a 40%–50% improvement in skin texture, and
- an 80%–85% overall satisfaction
Do you recommend pairing micro-needling with other treatments?
Yes, studies show significant improvement in skin texture, scarring, and a reduction in hyperpigmentation when patients were treated with the combined approach of alternating between micro-needling and glycolic acid peels (Glow peel or HydraFacial) when compared to just micro-needling treatments alone.
Note: Please arrive 15 minutes early for your initial consultation to read over your consent forms, do your patient history & physical forms.