What is Micro-Needling?

Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin.


Micro-Needling with PRP

Before and After Micropen Results 3 Treatments. Courtesy of Dr. Nancy Samolitis 


MicroNeedling FAQ

What is MicroNeedling?

Also known as, Collagen Induction Therapy, microneedling treatments are used to create controlled micro injuries within the skin's layers to trigger our body's response to create collagen and elastin in order to heal the injured site. New collagen is formed creating a firm, tighter skin, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Does is hurt?

Topical numbing agent is applied to the areas which will be treated. The procedure actually feels like sandpaper being moved over the skin. Some areas may be more sensitive than others creating mild discomfort.

Is there any downtime?

Downtime is minimal, the day of your treatment we recommend you go straight home due to the fact no sunscreen can be applied after the procedure. You will have a sunburned look and feel to your skin right after the procedure. A normal skincare routine can be started the next morning, including makeup application.

When will I see results?

Results are not immediate, this procedure works on your skin from the inside out. Some will notice more of a glow to their skin in a week, but end results will not be achieved for approximately a 3 month period, with continued improvement for up to 6 months.

What is PRP?

PRP stands for Platelet-Rich-Plasma, the internal essence of your blood that contains your own growth factors. Patients using PRP for their treatments will have a certified practitioner draw their blood, which then will be prepped for your treatment.

Why would I want to use PRP?

When using your own body's growth factors, the end result of collagen production will be multiplied by a thousand percent. It is usually suggested in cases where there is a lot of laxity in the skin and deeper lines.