Micro-needling is one of the latest skin care trends in the quest to have our skin look youthful. Micro-needling is used to treat and improve skin conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, and overall amazing skin. The downtime is minimal, and it is safe for most skin types. There is little discomfort, and the results are natural and create glowing skin.
At my clinic I use the MicroPen Evo. I chose to carry this pen because it represents the true evolution of micro-needling technology. The MicroPen Evo is an advanced medical grade automated micro-needling device. A sterile cartridge containing 14 tiny micro points is attached to the MicroPen Evo. It is important for patients to ask their provider what technology they are using so that they can achieve optimal results.
In a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. By causing tiny columns of trauma in the skin, the body’s natural repair process causes collagen and elastin to repair the skin.
Following the procedure, a collagen enhancing serum is applied. Patients can choose to add Platelet Rich Plasma to the process to speed up collagen synthesis.
The common side effects of micro needling are dryness, rough skin, tightness, redness and itching, and slight burning.
Most patients require a series of three micro-needling treatments typically performed six to eight weeks apart for best results. For patients with significant skin care concerns, such as deep acne scars it is recommended to receive six to eight sessions at six-week intervals.
Here is a link to the Health Canada Approved Micro-needling device: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/eclipse-launches-highly-anticipated-micropen-evo-health-canada-approved-automated-micro-needling-device-301015733.html?tc=eml_cleartime