Micro Needling & Tensage®
Rejuvenating the texture and appearance of the skin can be done naturally without the use of chemicals or surgery. At Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center, our microneedling treatment improves the look and feel of your skin with minimal downtime.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a popular technique used to improve your skin in a natural, non-surgical way. This treatment works well because of the skin’s ability to heal itself when cut. It stimulates the body’s natural healing process, building fresh, new skin.
Each session takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the condition of the skin and the area treated. The resulting skin is firmer, smoother, and younger-looking in appearance and texture. Full results are generally visible after 6-8 weeks and may further improve over time. We may suggest multiple sessions to maintain your results.
The resurfacing effects of this treatment will effectively treat many skin conditions, including:
- Complexion Exfoliation
- Boosts Collagen & Elastin Production
- Repairs Visible Scarring
- Reduces Stretch Marks
- Reverses Sun Damage & Discoloration
- Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Shrinks Pores
TENSAGE® INTENSIVE SERUM 40
At Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center, we are proud to use Tensage® serum as our growth factor treatment agent because it is safe and natural. When it is paired with the exfoliating effects of microneedling, it can further promote collagen production and sustain refreshed smooth skin. Ask our friendly medical team for more information during your consultation.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT DURING MY TREATMENT?
During your treatment, your technician will move a handheld tool with small, sterile needles across your skin. This tool creates microscopic holes that should close within an hour. We also use a hyaluronic acid serum on your skin. The needles in the pen will help penetrate the serum into the dermal layer of your skin.
Before your technician begins, they will apply a topical numbing cream to minimize any discomfort during your treatment. This numbing cream is applied to reduce the feeling of pain from the tiny holes the needles make while moving across your skin.
After your treatment is completed, we will place a mask over your skin with more growth factor serum to continue the rejuvenating effects on your skin.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR MICRONEEDLING?
We will discuss your skin concerns and goals during your initial consultation and determine whether this treatment is right for you. Individuals who do not have conflicting skin conditions, like psoriasis or eczema, are good candidates. Unlike some laser and chemical treatments, this treatment is suitable for all skin types. Our clients who choose this treatment usually have the following skin concerns:
- Fine Lines & Wrinkles
- Premature Aging
- Stretch Marks
- Loose or Sagging Skin
ARE THERE ANY RISKS OR SIDE EFFECTS?
Your skin may appear swollen, and red or flushed after treatment, as though you have a mild sunburn. Treated areas may also feel tight and sensitive to the touch. This sensitivity will subside within 24 hours after treatment. Any redness should fade completely within three days. You may also experience some of the following side effects after treatment:
- Scabbing over the treated area
- Flaking or dry skin
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FOR AFTERCARE AFTER TREATMENT?
Your technician will inform you of all necessary aftercare after your treatment, including products you will need to use for at-home care during healing. We will send you home with recommended products to use on your skin that will assist in the healing process.
Contact Elite Medical Skin and Laser Center today to schedule a consultation and see how treatment can benefit you and your cosmetic concerns.