MICRO-NEEDLING BY SKINPEN
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An innovative skin rejuvenation treatment, Micro-Needling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy that significantly improves the appearance of sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks with little downtime.
Fast and minimally invasive, skin needling stimulates the natural production of new collagen and elastin in the skin. The repair process begins almost immediately
What Is Micro-Needling?
A 30-minute skin rejuvenation process featuring state-of-the-art technology by SkinPen, Micro-Needling uses tiny needles to create hundreds of vertical microscopic channels in the skin. This process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself through the production of new collagen and elastin.
Resurfacing the top layers of the skin helps improve skin texture, provide a more even skin tone, and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, stretch marks and acne scarring.
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How Does Micro-Needling Work?
Safe and minimally invasive, Micro-Needling allows for controlled induction of the skin’s self-repair process by creating precise, micro injuries in the skin. At Viva, we utilize the SkinPen® system, which is gently pressed against your skin and uses straight needles to penetrate at a 90 degree angle.
This stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal by producing new collagen and elastin fibers, encouraging your skin to look and feel healthier. There is no tissue destruction with Micro-Needling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away.
What Does Micro-Needling Improve?
Micro-Needling can be safely used on all parts of the body the face, neck and décolletage (the area that of your chest that is exposed when you wear a top with a lower neckline). It helps improve:
- Sun damage (sun spots)
- Age and brown spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Acne scarring
- Uneven skin tone
- Large pore size
What Does Micro-Needling Feel Like?
Your Micro-Needling specialist will apply a topical anesthetic prior to the treatment to minimize any discomfort. The high-speed motor of the SkinPen causes needle penetration to occur very quickly.
The sensation is often described as feeling like sandpaper or a cat’s tongue. Scar treatment with Micro-Needling requires longer needles that penetrate into the nerve space, causing more sensation.
How Many Micro-Needling Treatments Will I Need?
It depends on the health of your skin and your desired results. For optimal results, we recommend a series of 3 Micro-Needling treatments spaced approximately 4 weeks apart.
Your medical spa skincare professional will help you develop a custom treatment plan, along with a maintenance plan to help you maintain the rejuvenating effects.
When Will I See Results?
The healing process begins almost immediately, with your skin looking smoother and more radiant in a week following your Micro-Needling treatment. Results are gradual, with incremental improvement with each Micro-Needling treatment.
How Much Does Micro-Needling Cost?
The cost per treatment is $325 for the face, and $425 for the face, neck and chest. At Viva, we offer a series of 3 Micro-Needling treatments for the face for $900 and a series of 3 Micro-Needling treatments for the face, neck and chest for $1,200.
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Micro-Needling – Frequently Asked Questions
Is Micro-Needling safe for all skin types?
Micro-Needling is safe and effective for people of all skin colors and skin types.
What will I look like after my Micro-Needling treatment?
You’ll look like you have a sunburn following treatment. Most people take the day off and return to work the following day. For deeper treatments, redness may persist for several days or a week, and you may also experience slight pinprick bleeding that will stop immediately. For special events, we recommend planning for 7 days for a complete recovery.