Micro-Needling, derived from ancient acupuncture techniques and mesotherapy, is a great treatment to reduce light scaring, stretch marks, fine to deep wrinkles, and boost collagen and elastin production. We love this treatment because it’s extremely versatile and can be performed on both darker and lighter skin types. Plus, there is minimal social downtime, very little pain, and you’ll notice results almost immediately.
This is a perfect treatment if you’re looking to reduce the look of light scarring, stretch marks and fine lines, prevent the development of deeper wrinkles, minimize the appearance of pores, and even out your skin’s tone, texture, and clarity to effectively enhance radiance, smoothness, and firmness. Micro-Needling can be used on a variety of skin types.
30 - 60 minutes
Face, décolletage, breasts, stretch marks
Micro-Needling is an excellent treatment to combat, or even reverse, signs of aging by reducing the appearance of pores, fine lines, scars, stretch marks while plumping and tightening the skin by naturally boosting the body’s collagen and elastin production. In our Micro-Needling treatments, we use the Eclipse MicroPen, which uses micro needles that vertically pierce the skin.
The automatic vibrating function of the MicoPen increases the effectiveness of treatment by increasing absorption of products, whilst reducing pain & discomfort. This is one reason combining a Mesotherapy Facial, in which a solution of hyaluronic acid, vitamins, enzymes, and amino acids are injected into the skin, with Micro-Needling is such an effective anti-aging treatment. In fact, a combination Micro-Needling and Mesotherapy Facial Treatment can be just as effective as Fraxel, IPL, Laser Genesis, and Chemical Peels.
Everyone will respond differently to Micro-Needling, as each of us is unique, but most clients will need multiple treatments at 8-12 week intervals, which depends on your skin’s initial condition and your desired results. We recommend 8 – 12 weeks because this time frame allows us to see the maximum new collagen deposition and to assess the success of the treatment.
We will begin your treatment by gently cleansing your face after which an anesthetic ointment will be applies to the treatment area 30 minutes prior to your treatment to numb the area for greater comfort. Following your treatment, we will apply a post-treatment solution customized to your unique skin needs and may follow that with a cooling mask.
POST TREATMENT CARE
Immediately after your treatment your skin will be red, swollen, and irritated, which should only last for up to 24-48 hours depending on your skin’s sensitivity. After 24 hours you can wear mineral makeup to cover the area and after three days you can start to use a scrub to remove dead cell accumulation, or ‘flaky skin’. Avoid the use of moisturisers or lotions containing active ingredients such as retinol, glycolic acids, perfumes and colours. Your Vitality Skin Expert will suggest the best moisturiser to use for the week following your treatment. We recommend you use it until your skin is no longer sensitive. Try to avoid the sun as your skin will be more sensitive post treatment and wear a wide brimmed hat and always apply sunscreen of SPF30 or more. If needed, use a mineral foundation or “breathable” foundation, such as Oxygenetix, which we carry in our spa retail department. Do not rub or pick your skin when it starts to peel as this may lead to scarring.