What is Microneedling: Microneedling or ‘Collagen Induction Therapy’  is a treatment  that tightens, lifts and rejuvenates the skin using a pen like device with tiny needles that creates micro punctures in  the skin  penetrating  the dermal layer.  This ‘micro trauma’  is done to stimulate the production of  collagen, by using the skin’s natural ability to heal itself.  This new healthy collagen   improves the appearance of wrinkles, scars, stretch marks, age spots, etc.

About the Vistapen: We use the  Vistapen, a microneedling device which uses single use micro-needle tips. The tip oscillates and glides over the skin to deliver up to 1300 micropunctures per second, very precisely maneuvering . around delicate facial contours and easily   treating   difficult areas such as nose, eyes, eyelids and lip surfaces.

The tips are disposable  and therefore there is  no risk of cross-contamination.

There is minimal discomfort as a topical numbing cream is applied before the procedure.

Also there is minimal  downtime with this procedure which can effectively treat the face,  head and body.

The  sites can also be used  as micro-channels that carry topical nutrients used during the treatment deep into skin layers for an enhanced  effect ( as with prp—see below) .

The Vistapen™ is able to produce similar, if not better, results when compared to a fractional laser, without the risk of hyper or hypo-pigmentation, as well as other side effects and downtime associated with these effective, but potentially damaging ablative  treatments.

For lasting and significant improvement of most  skin conditions we recommend 4 treatments  4 to 6 weeks apart. However more treatments may be needed for deep  scars, stretch  marks or certain other conditions. Most people see results after the very first treatment.   Your skin should continue to improve over the next 6 to 12 months after the course is completed.

Microneedling with PRP:   Microneedling can be combined  with PRP (Plasma Rich Platelets) to achieve even more amazing results with minimal  down time.  Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy takes components from the patient’s own blood and infuse them into the skin through the micro channels created  by micro-needling procedure. PRP improves the texture and color of skin, by encouraging the growth of new tissue.

Is there any downtime?

Some  redness,  itching  and swelling of the skin are expected and usually lasts 2 days. This is even reduced  when prp is used. We advise against sun exposure, using  skin irritants and intense exercise for 2 days post procedure. Most people can return to normal  activities immediately after treatment. We recommend waiting until for 2 days  to apply make-up.

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