Derma needing is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
What is Derma needling?
It is a skin treatment procedure that involves an electric skin-needling device. The device contains 36 very fine needles. It is used during micro-needling procedures to break down old scar tissue and push skin cell generation. Cell production leads to the creation of new layers of elastin and collagen fiber and leads to improved blood flow in the skin.
How does Derma needling work?
The device slides along the skin and penetrates upper layers of the skin to a depth of up to 2mm to create tiny needle wounds. This signals the body to respond by producing collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, the skin becomes fuller, thus reducing the appearance of scars, lines, and wrinkles.
What conditions can be treated or improved with Derma needling?
- Acne scarring (mild to moderate)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin texture and pore size
- Stretch marks.
What are the benefits of Derma needling
Greatly improves topical cream effectiveness and penetration, stimulates blood circulation and collagen production, needles are non-allergenic, cost effective compared to other resurfacing procedures, works on all skin types, and can treat the scalp, face, and body, including skin around the eyes, mouth and neck.
What will I look like after the treatment?
Most people will notice redness and mild swelling similar to slight sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be slight pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Skin will be noticeably smoother and more radiant within a week or two. Full results will take a few months to appear.
What does the procedure involve?
It begins with cleaning and numbing the skin. A collagen-stimulating product, Vitamin C serum, and/or skin lightener is also used. A small pen with 36 tiny needles is used to create tiny wounds in the skin. The speed and adjustability of the needles allows for more effective piercing and absorption of skin products. A Hyaluronic acid mask are used after the procedure to hydrate, heal and protect the skin, and LED red light to soothing and calming the skin.
What is the down time after a Derma needling treatment?
Inflammation of the skin is very temporary and reduces greatly within a few hours. It may remain slightly pink for up to 48 hours after treatment. Using hyaluronic acid after the procedure can help reduce inflammation, and sunscreen can be used to protect the skin. Makeup use should be limited to mineral makeup.
What effects does the Derma needling have on the skin?
- Derma needling is known to improve many aspects of the skin including, but not limited to:
- Improves skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles
- Regenerates tissue
- Improves the appearance of scars
- Reduces the size of pores
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
Can Derma needling be performed on any skin color?
Derma needling is safe to use on all skin types and colors without risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
How many treatments do I need and how often can Derma needling procedures be repeated?
Derma needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks as needed. Collagen induction requires at least 3 treatments, while scar reduction requires between 3 and 6. 4 to 6 weeks should pass between one treatment and the next, and the number of treatments needed depends on individual cases. Derma needling can be used on all parts of the body (neck, arms, legs, etc). Usually results begin to appear after the first treatment.
What should I avoid on my skin after treatment?
AHAs (glycolic Acid), retinol, acidic or active ingredients should not be used for 2-3 days after treatment to allow for maximum healing. Sun exposure is not recommended for at least 15days post treatment.
Am I a candidate for the Derma needling?
Derma needling is safe on all skin types and colors. The chance of change in pigmentation or post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation is minimal. Skin micro-needling can be used on sensitive and fragile areas (eyes, neck, back of hands) that cannot be treated easily with other procedures. Micro-needling is not suitable for patients who have used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last three months, have open wounds, cuts or abrasions, have had radiation skin treatment within the last year, are suffering from any skin infection, condition, or herpes simplex in the area of concern, are pregnant or breastfeeding, have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing.