What is it?
Microneedling or Skin needling, also known as (CRT) Collagen Rejuvenation Therapy is a revolutionary new way of reducing wrinkles and tightening aging skin through stimulating the production of new collagen under the skin. This is a wonderful alternative to laser re-surfacing and chemical peels in that the epidermis - the protective outer layer of your skin - is not destroyed in the process as it is with these other procedures, thereby avoiding such very real potential problems as hyperpigmented (dark) marks on the skin, persistent redness and sun sensitivity. The downtime is much shorter than with these other alternatives, usually only 24 hours to 2 days before you can go out with any remaining evidence of the procedure covered by makeup. Contrast that with the typical weeks or even months before your appearance returns to normal when you have laser re-surfacing or chemical peels. A serum is used specific to your skin type. The time it takes is dependent on how much of your face you would like to do. As with other procedures, I use topical anesthetics which, depending on the area being needled and your individual discomfort tolerance, make the procedure almost discomfort free. I divide the face in to 3 main areas - the mouth and chin area, the eye area and the forehead. Each area typically takes about 1/2 hr to 45 min to needle. If you have extensive wrinkling, it could take up to two hours to accomplish. Each area is priced independently (see Pricing page), or if you opt to have a full face needling the price is reduced. And the best part is that it's much less expensive than these other procedures! Certainly, an important consideration to most of us!!