What is microneedling?
Collagen induction therapy, also known as microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles. This sounds painful and scary but we promise you it is not!
One of the first questions clients ask about this treatment is “does microneedling hurt?”. Generally, no, microneedling does not hurt. Exceed microneedling represents the latest technology in microneedling, which has been enhanced for patient comfort. The rapid movement of the needles themselves makes treatment go by quickly. Most clients describe it as a feeling like fine sandpaper on the skin.
Because microneedling works to repair the skin from the inside out, it takes time for full results to develop. However, you may see an immediate improvement in the skin as well. Often, clients will leave the clinic with a light glow after their treatment. After about 30 days, you’ll notice more dramatic improvements as collagen and elastin are restored beneath the skin’s surface.
Almost anyone can safely undergo microneedling. The Exceed medical microneedling device offers an adjustable depth, making it appropriate for many different skin types. It’s ideal for addressing mild to moderate damage from wrinkles, scars, and enlarged pores. Most clients will benefit from a series of 2-3 treatments spaced at least 6 weeks apart.
Microneedling uses controlled damage to agitate the skin just enough to trigger a healing response. When very fine, single use needles penetrate the skin through the Exceed device, the deeper layers of skin respond with increased cell regeneration. The skin also starts to produce more collagen, which is what keeps it looking tight, smooth, and youthful. As we get older, collagen production tends to slow down. So, you might think of microneedling as a natural collagen infusion for the skin.
Talk to our trained skin therapist about microneedling on your next visit.