Microneedling St. Louis, MO

What is Microneedling?

Collagen induction therapy utilizes 9 precisely spaced microneedles in a small cartridge that allows us to create thousands of micro channels on the skin.  These micro channels allow for better product penetration pre and post procedure.  As a result, the skin starts producing collagen and elastin to repair these micro-perforations.  The self-repairing process is a natural form of skin renewal from the inside out.  Microneedling, improves wrinkles, skin density, hyperpigmentation, rosacea, scars, lax skin, UV damage and stretch marks.  This single use pin is quick, safe and hygienic and can be used on all skin types, even those with darker skin.  Microneedling can be used as a single treatment or combined with other therapies to achieve optimal results.  Microneedling has been around for many years in a different and less effective form and was developed by a pioneering plastic surgeon in South Africa. 

Is Microneedling painful?

Prior to the treatment, numbing cream can be applied to minimize pain that is felt during the procedure.  Many patients say it feels like light scratching or tickling, similar to a microdermabrasion treatment.

What can Microneedling help with?

  • Minimizes pore size
  • Reduces fine lines & wrinkles
  • Lifts, tightens, rejuvenates skin
  • Improves appearance of stretch marks
  • Improves the appearance of scars,
  • Improves the appearance of acne scarring

What is the recovery process like?

Day 1: Erythema and red appearance and severity will depend upon how aggressive the treatment was performed*.

Day 2: A red hue or pink hue persists like a moderate sunburn.  Swelling may be more noticeable on the second day*.

Day 3: Skin can be pink or normal color.  Swelling subsides*.

*=Results May Vary