Micropenning and microneedling are minimally invasive procedures that improve the texture of your skin by stimulating the dermis (the deeper layer of skin) to make more collagen. This form of skin treatment is also known as “Collagen induction therapy” because of its effectiveness in stimulating collagen production. The difference between Micropenning and Microneedling is the depth of penetration into the skin.
A specialized instrument that has fine needles at the tip, is passed over the skin as the tip goes up and down, creating multiple micro-channels that stimulate collagen production The depth of penetration of the needles can be adjusted precisely to customize the treatment to individual skin thickness and the extent of the problem being treated. The needles create small channels which allow improved penetration of topical solutions such as hyaluronic acid, hydroquinone and PRP (platelet-rich plasma). These tiny wounds created by the micropen stimulate the healing process of the skin to increase collagen and elastin.
What does microneedling treat?
The channels into the dermis that are created with this procedure are tiny and close within a few hours. The treatment will cause redness that will fade within 24 hours to 4 days depending upon the depth of treatment. Make-up can be applied on the morning after treatment.
Benefits of the procedure will begin to be visible over 1-3 weeks, since time is needed for the skin to respond with collagen production. Continued Improvement can be appreciated up to 6 months after the final treatment.
At WESTON AESTHETICS Entre Nous, we recommend 6 Micropenning treatments at intervals of 4 weeks for optimal results. For more severe conditions, we recommend 6-8 Microneedling treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart. A consultation is needed to determine which set of treatments is best for you.
PRP, or platelet rich plasma therapy, involves drawing a small amount of the patient’s own blood and spinning it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma from the rest of the blood. The plasma contains growth factors that help to promote new cell growth within the skin. When applied over the skin before microneedling and micropenning, this rich source of growth factors travels into the skin through the micro-channels created, promoting healthier and younger looking skin.