Needling has been shown to diminish acne scars, reduce the size of enlarged pores, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
The process is a shallow depth treatment that is safe and effective for many skin types and conditions. Many people even see results within 4-6 treatments!
Needling is a revolutionary skin rejuvenation treatment that uses microneedles to stimulate collagen production and cell renewal. Needling uses a precision-controlled handpiece with a roller tip containing hundreds of microneedles (tiny needles). As the roller tip is applied to your skin, a vacuum gently pulls your skin into contact with the microneedles which painless penetrate your skin creating microchannels through the epidermis and into the upper dermis (papillary dermis). These microchannels act as pathways for the delivery of the serums or your own PRP or stem cells, allowing 80% of the solution to reach the dermal-epidermal junction (just above the capillaries and nerve endings), causing stimulation of collagen and fibroblasts with no pain or bleeding.
How does needling work?
Needling involves a 3-step treatment process, with the aim of rejuvenating the skin. The first step includes Microdermabrasion, which involves the mechanical exfoliation of the outer epidermal layer. A textured handpiece is glided over the skin using vacuum pressure to remove dead skin cells at the surface. The result is a smoother and softer complexion with refined pores.
This is followed by gentle micro-needling which involves the gliding of very small, fine needles over the skin surface using soft vacuum pressure. The needling creates micro-channels to the dermis, whilst simultaneously offering an infusion of cosmeceuticals into this deeper cellular level. The micro-injuries created at this level stimulate the skin’s repair response, which eventuates in the stimulation of fibroblasts and the production of collagen. This is a treatment that can be tailored to suit many different skin conditions and may offer benefits such as improved hydration and skin plumping, tightening of pores, repairing of scars, as well as reduction of fine lines, reduced pigmentation, and congestion.
The final treatment modality involves a gentle LED light being passed over the skin to help reduce redness and inflammation and stimulate a healing response.
A vampire facial is a powerful combination of our microneedling and PRP therapies. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a concentration of platelet-rich plasma protein derived from the blood after it has been spun in a centrifuge to remove red cells. The resulting PRP has a greater concentration of growth factors than the whole blood and helps to heal and repair tissue (this means it can help with all sorts of skin issues!)
Meet Our Esthetician:
Kristal Olsen is a highly respected Licensed Master Esthetician and certified laser technician of aesthetics. Kristal has been working in the cosmetic medicine and anti-aging field for more than two decades, specializing in laser, energy-based treatments. She has experience working in many forms of aesthetic medicine including an organic naturopath med spa, and a very prestigious cosmetic dermatology practice on the east-side.