What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a treatment that uses tiny needles to create miniscule "injuries" in your skin that stimulate your skin's repair and healing process. This leads to an induction of collagen production which results in smoother, more even-toned skin. This is a great treatment for acne scarring or pigmentation because it helps break up the pigment and scar tissue, while stimulating newer skin to grow in its place.
How different in the MicroPen EVO?
The MicroPen EVO is the newest FDA-approved medical-grade microneedling pen. It has a fail-proof sterilization system that protects the patient and the practitioner from any contamination. The sterile needles can penetrate the skin to a depth of 2.0 mm. The MicroPen EVO microneedling system uses a special peptide serum infused with essential vitamins, nutrients, and a scientifically formulated botanical blend to help calm the skin and replenish moisture. Its angulated head allows for better viewing of the pen-to-skin contact which means the practitioner will be better equipped and more efficient in reaching every crevice on the face. Most microneedling treatments need several sessions to see a significant effect on the skin, however with the MicroPen EVO we have seen visible differences in skin tone, texture, and pigmentation from our patients in a single treatment which leads to greater satisfaction in our patients.
What should patient's expect on the treatment day?
The whole treatment lasts around 1 hour, because it is a necessary step in our practice to numb our patient's skin for around 30 mins prior to any microneedling treatment that we offer. Once the skin is numbed with our presciption-grade ointment, we cleanse the skin and disinfect it with alcohol pads to ensure your skin is completely clean before we begin. With your cleansed skin we map out the face into quadrants and begin the process by working one section at a time. We apply the peptide serum onto the skin and adjust the needle depth depending on the treatment area. The feeling of the microneedling treatment is a slight tingling feeling with small vibrations as the practitioner goes over the skin several times to reach a nice pink color with "pinpoint bleeding," which is where there are very small amounts of blood appearing on the skin. This is the point where the practitioner knows that the microneedling treatment is working to maximize its effect on the skin.
Once the treatment area is complete we place a peptide serum-infused cooling mask to help with the inflammation and the treatment is complete!
How much does this treatment cost?
Microneedling can generally cost around $300 depending on where it is offerred, but our base price of the MicroPen EVO Microneedling Treatment is $250. In our practice we believe in a step-by-step approach to reaching your skincare goals, so we create personalized treatment plans with special pricing for each of our patients. This may be a combination therapy treatment with microneedling, chemical peels, and/or laser treatments or it could be a series of 3 microneedling treatments with special pricing. It all depends on the patient's skin and their main concern that we are working to address.
Our job is to help bring you closer to your goals and we pride ourselves in our honesty in providing the treatment that would work best for you.
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