What exactly is microneedling?
Microneedling is a dermatological procedure that involves pricking the first layer of your skin with tiny needles to promote healing and collagen production. Microneedling is a non-surgical anti-aging treatment that can reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and large pores.
What is the procedure for microneedling?
The goal of microneedling is to induce collagen production when the skin heals after being pricked, which is known as collagen induction therapy. Increasing collagen in your skin in this manner causes increased blood flow to the skin as well as increased elasticity from new collagen, resulting in fuller and smoother skin.
Because microneedling can cause minor skin irritation, your skin may appear slightly red for a few days after treatment. Overall, microneedling is less invasive and safer than alternative treatments, with no recovery time or risk of bruising, allowing you to resume your normal activities the same day.
What is collagen induction therapy used for?
Collagen induction therapy is used for a variety of purposes in addition to:
stimulating collagen production and blood flow;
wrinkles and fine lines;
acne, chickenpox, injury, and surgery scarring.
If you want a natural, minimally invasive alternative to lasers and chemical peels, collagen induction therapy can help.
How is microneedling performed?
To safely and effectively induce collagen production, Dr. employs the SkinPen®, a medical-grade microneedling device. The SkinPen is the market's only FDA-approved microneedling device for reducing the appearance of acne scarring. The SkinPen can also be used to treat other skin issues such as scars, wrinkles, and dull, saggy skin. Dr. Ather typically recommends three or more microneedling sessions spread out over a month to achieve the best results. Depending on the size of the treatment area, your sessions can last anywhere from 10 minutes to an hour. You can see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of your skin for up to six months after treatment with microneedling using the SkinPen.
**Individual results may vary
Single Session - $250
Four Sessions - $850
Six Sessions - $1350