The SkinPen is the only FDA-approved technology for microneedling. With increased safety, faster recovery time, and better results, the SkinPen is preferred by many.
Microneedling uses technology that is designed to stimulate collagen production. It allows the skin to naturally improve cell turnover thus creating a more youthful and glowing complexion that appears brighter and with tighter skin.
Q: How does it work?
A: By creating a series of hundreds of microscopic skin punctures per second to stimulate the skin's natural healing process to prompt the production of new collagen and elastin, helping skin to look and feel healthier.
Q: What are the benefits?
A: Micro-needling can significantly improve the appearance and texture of your skin. It can minimize pore size, fine lines and wrinkles, discoloration, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks.
Q: How many treatments will I need?
A: Every client has different skin concerns and different expectations. This is why we recommend to come in for a client consultation before making a decision. However, it is recommended for most clients to receive a series of 3-6 treatments spaced about 4-6 weeks apart per year to maintain your youthful skin. A consistent skincare regimen and healthy diet also has a huge effect of your results!
Q: Does the procedure hurt?
A: You can expect none to mild discomfort. We use a pharmacy mixed numbing cream to minimize as much discomfort as possible. (Please note: No aspirin, blood thinning, or anti-inflammatory medication 72 hours before the procedure.)
Q: How long does the procedure take?
A: The procedure itself takes only 15-20 minutes. However, before the procedure a numbing cream will sit for about 15-20 minutes. From start to finish, you can expect the whole procedure to take about 30-45 mins tops.
Q: What are the risk of microneedling?
A: Damage may include bleeding, swelling, redness, tightness, itching and peeling, and these typically go away after a few days.
Q: When will I see results?
A: Down time for this procedure is 7-10 days that you can experience mild itching, tightness, and peeling. Most clients will see results within 1-2 weeks after the procedure. However, expect optimal results after about 4-6 weeks.
Q: Who is NOT a candidate?
A: Clients with:
- - Active skin cancer in treatment area(s)
- - Open wounds and/or sores
- - Pregnant or nursing
- - Allergy to stainless steal or anesthetics
- - Currently taking drugs with the ingredient isotretinoin (such as Accutane)
- - Any type of hemorrhagic (bleeding) disorder or hemostatic (bleeding) disfunction
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Our microneedling procedure cost for a full face is $300 (full neck is complimentary). If you are currently on a ZO Skin Health skincare regimen we recommend our additional $75 ZO Booster Serums for optimal results.
You may have heard about the latest skincare trend, the vampire facial, made famous by reality TV stars. The actual procedure is way less scary than it sounds, and it's available to more than just celebrities. The vampire facial, also known as microneedling with PRP, is a cosmetic procedure that involves drawing blood from your arm, separating platelets and applying them back onto your face. This procedure has many benefits, including younger looking skin, and is only gaining in popularity.