What is Fractional Microneedling?
Fractional microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that utilizes microneedles to create tiny punctures in the skin, which triggers the body's natural healing response and promotes collagen production. This procedure is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) and is effective in improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation.
What is Involved?
During the procedure, a device with a cluster of micro-needles is used to make tiny punctures in the skin. This process creates a controlled injury that stimulates the body's natural healing response, which promotes the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, the skin becomes firmer, smoother, and more youthful-looking.
Fractional microneedling is different from traditional microneedling in that it creates fractional injuries, meaning only a fraction of the skin is treated at a time. This allows the skin to heal faster, with less downtime and minimal discomfort. Additionally, fractional microneedling allows for greater precision, allowing the practitioner to target specific areas of concern.
What results can I expect?
After the treatment, patients may experience mild redness and swelling, which typically subsides within a few hours to a few days. Over time, as the skin heals and new collagen is produced, patients will notice a significant improvement in the texture and tone of their skin.
Why do I need more than one treatment?
The effects of the treatment are cumulative. Your body will slowly develop collagen and elastin over time and therefore it is beneficial to have a course of treatments to achieve the best results, a course of between 4 and 6 is usually recommended for best results on the face.
How to boost the effects of treatment
The effects of micro-needling also may be boosted with the proper home care before and after the your appointment. Depending on the your skin type and desired outcomes, gentle enzymes, alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids and retinols may be used prior to the treatment to prepare the skin and deepen the rejuvenation and thus results.
Following the treatment, you may experience some redness and minimal swelling, which typically dissipates within a few hours. Skin may be slightly pink for up to 48 hours post-procedure, but these inflammatory results are a normal response as the skin works to repair itself. This, however, also means proper post-care support is imperative:
You should use a skincare regimen that has been recommended to you to ensure reduced healing time and further enhance results.
Always use a mineral SPF daily to protect and heal the skin.
Fractional microneedling is a safe, effective, and minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that can be customized to meet the unique needs and concerns of each patient. If you're interested in learning more about this exciting procedure, schedule a consultation using the book now button.