MICRONEEDLING
Collagen induction therapy

Microneedling  or Collagen Induction Therapy is one of the fastest-growing trends in anti-aging and cosmetic medicine, thanks to its extraordinary results. The micro-injuries created by the treatment, naturally stimulate the body’s self-repair and regenerative process, causing the skin to produce more collagen and elastin for a perfectly natural result for all skin types, at any time of year. New collagen production can be further increased by the use of boosters such as PRP, hyaluronic acid, stem cell Serum as the process allows these rejuvenating products to be absorbed more quickly. Our practitioners at Avissa Skin are knowledgeable and dedicated to helping you improve your skin with some of the best Microneedling treatment Ann Arbor has to offer.

Mirconeedling is safe to use on all skin types and is the perfect solution for many aesthetic indications such as: Wrinkles & Fine Lines,  Acne & Blemish, Acne Scars, Stretch Marks, Hyperpigmentation, Enlarged Pores, Rejuvenation, Skin Tightening, Hair Re-growth.

MicroPen EVO by Eclispe is the latest FDA approved and the most advanced microneedling pen on the market.

MICRONEEDLING WITH
GROWTH FACTOR

MEDICAL HAIR REGENERATION
Most scientifically advanced product of its type

MICRONEEDLING WITH PRP
Platelet Rich Plasma

Results of microneedling procedure may start to become evident in a few days with ongoing collagen production over the next 3 months. Many people get noticeable improvements after a single session, however, consecutive treatments are recommended to encourage optimal collagen production and adequately treat individual concerns. Every client is different and factors such as age, skin conditions, lifestyle factors and use of home care will affect the results.

Total Procedure Time: 60-90 min
Numbing: 20-30 min
Mironeedling: 30-45 min
Healing Peptide Mask: 10-15 min
LED Light Therapy:  10-15 min

Full Face
$300 

Full Face + Neck
$450

Full Face + Neck + Decolletage
$600  ( 2 Tips )

Stretch Marks  ( Per large area )
$300

Scalp Microneedling
$300

PRP Add-on
$300

Genius RF MICRONEEDLING

*  Other areas tailored packages available on request.

Ask your practitioner about
the Genius RF Mironeedling!

MICRONEEDLING FAQs

How does controlled skin injuries make my skin look better?
Microneedling stimulates healing by causing a controlled injury to the skin. Upon first thought, it defies reason that hurting our skin can actually make it look better. But aesthetic medicine has proven this is actually the case. In fact, the medical aesthetic industry has been built on this premise. The general rule of thumb is, the more invasive the treatment, the more dramatic the results. Case in point, if you get a facial – you will see a luminous glow for a few days afterward. But if you get a Microneedling treatment, you will keep that luminous glow for four to six weeks.

Is at-home microneedling with a dermaroller safe?
We have seen the trend move into household use with the dermaroller device. This type of device punctures your skin at an angle and the needles are only a fraction of the length of a professional microneedling device. The problem with the dermaroller is the needles nick the skin as it is rolled. This creates less of a controlled injury and it actually can damage the skin.

What skin concerns does microneedling treat?
Microneedling is known to naturally smooth, tighten and target aging areas of the face and body. Microneedling treats and prevents wrinkles, aging skin, surgical and hypertrophic scars, stretch marks, acne and pitted scars, sagging skin, hyperpigmentation, UV damage, Rosacea, and Melasma.

Treating skin conditions such as Melasma and Rosacea with Microneedling can be highly effective. If you suffer from either of these similar skin conditions, you already know there are very few ways to effectively treat your skin discoloration concerns. Microneedling combined with a medical grade brightening complex is the most effective in-office treatment we prescribe for our Melasma and Rosacea clients.

After your skin has received the Microneedling treatment, we will apply the brightening complex to the treated skin on your face. You will see an improvement in the overall condition of your skin, improved skin tone, and reduced discoloration of your skin.

Is it true that microneedling boosts product absorption by 3000%?
Yes, this is absolutely true. Microneedling does boost product absorption and effectiveness by 3000% during the first hour after your treatment. This is why you will want to pair your Microneedling treatment with a booster like hyaluronic acid, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma), or an anti-aging serum with growth factors. The channels created by the microneedles create a conduit for any substance you apply to your skin including hyaluronic acid, retinol, your own platelet rich plasma, and other anti-aging products.

What can I expect during my microneedling session?
First your face is thoroughly cleansed with a topical cleanser. Then a topical anesthetic is applied to your skin for 30 minutes before your treatment. When the treatment begins, a serum will be applied to your skin to help the pen gently glide over your skin. The needling itself typically feels like a slight vibration, and almost like a massage with tingling on your skin. During the collagen induction process, the tiny needles in the pen will penetrate through your skin, but will not remove it. Since your skin will only be punctured, it will heal quickly.

Your skin will lightly bleed but only for a few seconds. The mini-punctures will trigger the production of your very own growth factors that eventually result in collagen production. New collagen production can be further increased by the use of boosters such as PRP, hyaluronic acid, stem cell Serum. You can expect your Microneedling treatment to take about one 75 minutes. Your skin will be red for less than an hour for darker skin tones and several days for lighter, more sensitive skin.

 

What results can i get with microneedling and how many treatments will it take?
Microneedling will combat a variety of common skin care concerns, including scarring, stretch marks, melasma, and more. The results are smoother, thicker, tighter, more even-toned skin.

The phases of collagen induction include:
Inflammation begins immediately during your treatment.
An inflammatory response will trigger tissue generation. Your very own natural growth factors will cause your body to produce healthy tissue.
New tissue Formation will continue for up to 1-year post treatment.

Treatments vary depending on skin conditions but we typically recommend between 3-6 sessions with 4-6 weeks in between sessions and then touch ups once or twice a year after that.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Following your consultation with practitioner and the formulation of a treatment plan, you will be scheduled in for your procedure. Upon arrival your skin will be cleaned and a topical anesthetic cream will be applied. By using a topical anesthetic, the treatment is much more comfortable.

Once the skin is numb, the treatment commences, taking around 30-60 minutes depending on the areas treated. The treatment involves passing the RF Genius handpiece over the skin. The handpiece has small gold plated needles which penetrate the skin and release the RF energy. The depth of the needles depends on the area of the body that is treated and the target aesthetic indication. When the needle penetrates into the dermis, the radio frequency energy is delivered in a controlled and precise way to heat the dermis to the desired temperature while keeping the surface of the skin cool.

The treatment is occasionally uncomfortable however most clients find it tolerable. You will feel a heat sensation as the needles pass through the skin but due to the speed of treatment, this is not particularly painful.

Following the treatment, the skin will be red and possibly swollen. Post-procedure recovery creams and sunscreen will be applied. We also recommend the use of our healing peptide masks and the LED therapy following the Genius treatment.

Treatments vary depending on skin conditions but we typically recommend between 3-6 sessions with 4-6 weeks in between sessions and then touch ups once or twice a year after that.

HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?

Results of the Genius treatment may start to become evident in a few days with ongoing collagen production over the next 3 months. Many people get noticeable improvements after a single session, however, consecutive treatments are recommended to encourage optimal collagen production and adequately treat individual concerns. Every client is different and factors such as age, skin conditions, lifestyle factors and use of home care will affect the results.

We recommend an initial course of 3 treatments (more may be required) every 4 weeks. This will encourage collagen production for up to 8 months with very long-lasting results. Maintenance treatments can be discussed as required. We can often alternate or combine treatments with our other procedures such as LaseMD ULTRA Resurfacing or Laser Genesis for optimal results.

Within a few days to months after the treatment, the results will continue to improve with tighter, smoother and more refined skin. Your practitioner will advise you of the best treatment plan and determine the number of treatments you may require.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

You may not be a good candidate if you have used Accutane in the last 12 months or are using photo sensitizing medications or drugs or have a history of abnormal response to sunlight. You should not be on blood thinners or aspirin. You should not receive this treatment if you are pregnant. You should not have a tan, by way of natural sunlight or self-tanners. If you have an active infection or cold sore, a history of skin cancer (especially malignant melanoma) or a weakened immune system, this treatment may not be right for you. You are also not a candidate if you have a history of keloid scar formation, have a medical condition that affects wound healing or are a Fitzpatrick Skin Type VI. Your practitioner will thoroughly review your health history and contraindications with you prior to treatment.

The Genius is a low risk procedure with minimal side effects. Downtime is expected due to the intensity of the treatment. Given the Genius has unique needles which require less passes during each treatment session, are thinner and sharper than other devices, there is a shorter treatment time and greater comfort. As the epidermis is spared during the treatment the risks of post inflammatory pigmentation, hypopigmentation, burns and scarring are extremely rare. The treatment is generally safe in most skin types with treatment intensity easily adjusted for higher risk skin.

PRE TREATMENT CARE

Always use sunscreen, whether you are preparing for a laser treatment or not. Your practitioner may also recommend using a pigment inhibitor cream prior to the Genius  treatment to reduce the chance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

POST TREATMENT CARE

You should expect erythema and edema to the treated area. This will subside within a day or two. Tiny pinpoint scabs will appear 24-72 hours post-treatment and may remain 3-7 days following. The scabs should not be touched, itched or exfoliated. They will naturally shed off when ready. During the next 48 hours post-treatment, you should avoid working out, hot showers, massages, and sun exposure.

Do not apply makeup to your skin for 12 hours after treatment while your skin is healing. You may start applying emollient creams to alleviate any dry, tight or itchy sensations while your skin is healing. Do not shave for 1-2 days post treatment while your skin is healing. You should apply high-factor sunscreen (at least 30 SPF) and protect the treated area from sunlight. Sun exposure may cause hyperpigmentation. Full aftercare instructions will be provided after the treatment and strict adherence to these is essential to minimise discomfort and to ensure optimal results and healing.

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