Micro-needling is a minimally invasive aesthetic treatment that triggers your body’s collagen production. This assist in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, scarring, skin laxity, and fine line. We use the SkinPen, which is a medical device that promotes natural collagen and elastin production. You will notice smoother, healthy-looking skin even with one treatment
What does microneedling involve?
Your skincare will be cleaned so it’s free of lotion, oil, makeup, powder, or sunscreen and a local anesthetic cream is applied before the treatment. The cream is then removed before the treatment. This device uses a sterile, disposable head with tiny needles which vibrate up and down and which is gently stroked across the skin in different directions to give an even distribution of the tiny holes. A hydrating hyaluronic gel is applied beforehand to lubricate the movement. Because the needles are so tiny, the minute holes are barely visible to the naked eye and usually heal within a couple of hours to a couple of days.
What areas of the body can be treated?
The microneedling can be used on all parts of the body, including the: face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.
How long does the treatment take?
The treatment can take as little as five minutes for a small area such as the upper lip, whereas a full-face treatment maybe 30-40 minutes, although this will vary depending on the individual’s skin concern.
What is downtime?
The treated skin may look bright red immediately afterward and there may be a few, tiny pin-point bleeding points that dry up in a couple of hours. The redness lasts approximately one to four days, depending on the settings and number of passes used. The antiseptic or antibacterial ointment can be applied for a couple of days after the procedure. Sunscreen should be used after the treatment, and makeup can be applied the next day.<
When will I see the results?
Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results can continue to improve for up to 6 months.
Can it be used in all skin types?
Yes. As the microneedling does not involve any heat, it typically can be safely used on all skin types
How many treatments will I need?
Some patients only require a single treatment once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart.
For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6-week intervals.
*Results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, Genevieve Beauty & Wellness cannot guarantee specific results