Before and After- Microneedling Acne Scarring
What is Microneedling CIT?
Microneedling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Tiny needles are inserted into the skin using an approved device such as an electric-powered “pen.” The needles create micro channels in the skin which stimulate a wound healing cascade, releasing an abundance of various growth factors that stimulate the formation of new collagen and elastin.
What does Microneedling do?
Microneedling improves : scars, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles, skin laxity, abnormal pigment and melasma, and large pores.
Microneedling is unique because it can improved melasma. This sets it apart from many laser and energy based treatments which may worsen this condition.
The usual areas treated are the face and neck. As well as any area where there is scarring or stretch marks. A serum or combination will be selected to suit your skin health needs. The micro-needling micro channels allow for deeper delivery of active ingredients into the skin, for example, ingredients that fade abnormal pigment.
What is a Microneedling treatment like?
A typical treatment takes one hour, including time for topical numbing of your skin. Once the numbing gel is removed, treatment with our ACS Pen is quick with minimal discomfort. Post-treatment you will be red, and your skin may feel tight, similar to a sunburn. The majority of the redness resolves within 48 hours. Your skin may peel as it heals.
Clinical results are usually seen with a 5 treatment series. Regular maintenance is also recommended.
Why choose Live Young Medical for Microneedling CIT?
At Live Young, we use the ACS Pen, a Swiss-made, state of the art device that is the culmination of 30 years of scientific research. The ACS Pen is unique and stands out from its competitors in the way that its linear (rather than circular) needle design allows for minimal tissue trauma while delivering intensive treatment that is accurate, controlled, and comfortable.
Dr. Sweeney and the staff at Live Young are experienced medical esthetics professionals trained in skin assessment and delivery of therapy. We can provide medical needling results which set your experience apart from that of a spa or home based treatment.
Book a consultation with us to allow us to assess your skin and discuss with you your wishes and concerns for treatment. See if micro needling is right for you.