Promotes the production of collagen and elastin for younger looking skin.
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenating treatment that improves the skin’s texture, tone, fine lines and wrinkles and acne scarring.
As we age, we produce less collagen. By stimulating the skin’s natural healing process, Microneedling promotes the production of collagen and elastin. The result is smooth, supple, younger looking skin.
Maffi’s Microneedling uses a small hand-held device with tiny needles that create microchannels or tiny holes in the skin’s surface. These microchannels immediately trigger the healing process, producing collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of the skin. Collagen production is crucial to our skin’s integrity. More collagen means a more youthful appearance. Watch Microneedling treatment video.
To complement your treatment, Dr. Maffi recommends SkinCeuticals Microneedling Essentials medical-grade skin care products.
In addition to promoting collagen and elastin, the superficial microchannels allow for better absorption of topical products. Specific products can be applied after the treatment to accelerate results or target specific skin conditions. Infusing the skin with retinol and hydroquinone can lighten hyperpigmentation and fade melasma. Antioxidants such as Vitamin A, C and E can strengthen the skin, repairing and protecting it from environmental damage. Applying growth factors including PRP (platelet rich plasma) can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles and improve the skin’s tone and texture. Your Maffi Skin Clinic aesthetician will discuss which products work best for your skin type.
Prior to the treatment a topical numbing cream is applied. After cleansing the face, the Microneedling device is moved across the skin creating tiny punctures. The depth of the needle can be adjusted depending on the condition of the skin and the desired results. This can be discussed with your Maffi Skin Clinic aesthetician. Only single use surgical grade disposable needles are used.
Most patients do not find the treatment painful; it has more of a sandpaper-like sensation rather than the feel of needles. Your Maffi Skin Clinic aesthetician can also provide topical numbing cream which is applied 15 – 30 minutes prior to the procedure.
A series of treatments two to four treatments spaced one month apart is recommended. Depending on your skin type and desired results, additional treatments may be needed. We recommend a skin health consultation with one of our Maffi Skin Clinic aestheticians to determine the best treatment plan.
There is minimal to no downtime with a Microneedling treatment. It may feel like a light sunburn, with some redness and light peeling. Depending on the depth of the treatment and the products applied after, you may experience mild peeling for 5 – 7 days.
Microneedling has been found to naturally improve acne scars. The treatment process can break up scar tissue, cause thickening of the skin, and create new collagen and elastin. This results in a smoother appearance of the skin’s surface. The number of treatments for acne depend on the condition of your skin, your collagen response and your desired results. At Maffi Skin Clinic, we recommend a series of three to six treatments spaced four weeks apart. Additional treatments can be determined with your aesthetician. Microneedling is not recommended for patients with active acne.
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