Microneedling for Collagen Induction

The Basics

Minimally invasive procedure that uses a mechanical pen attached to tiny acupuncture-sized needles to create micro-channels, triggering a healing response to stimulate collagen and elastin production, resulting in renewed skin that soften and improves lines, scars, stretch marks, pores, and wrinkles. At Entière Dermatology, we use medical-grade microneedling pens with either microneedling alone or in combination with the infusion of platelet-derived growth factors (PRP) or hyaluronic acid and laser resurfacing. Through our expertise as board-certified dermatologists, we know which skincare products are safe and appropriate for delivery into the skin.

What to Expect

  • Pinpoint bleeding is expected and wanted since this releases growth factors and nutrients to jump-start the healing process.
  • After the treatment, the skin feels almost like a sunburn – red, minimally swollen, and somewhat tingly, which persists for 3 days after treatment.
  • Tiny coffee ground or speckled bruises, redness, and bruising lasts 2-7 days.
  • Based on your skin, concern, and treatment regimen, results can be seen within the first treatment but a typical treatment course consists of 3-6 sessions. Long-term studies demonstrate that the skin will continue to improve over 6 months.

Our Recommendations

  • Avoid applying makeup the day of the treatment.
  • Avoid strenuous activity or alcohol for the next 24 hours.
  • Avoid getting a facial or massage the day of the procedure.
  • Don’t forget to apply sunscreen every day and reapply every 2 hours.
  • Once the skin is back to normal after 3-7 days, resume your regular skin care routine.

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