Microneedling, also called percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) or collagen induction therapy (CIT), is a minimally invasive skin-perfecting procedure. Microneedles create tiny skin punctures, promoting a collagen-stimulating healing process. While doing this, it activates the body’s natural healing response to recondition the skin and keep the overall structure of the skin intact. This collagen induction improves the skin by reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles, facial acne scars, skin texture and tone, superficial scarring, and hyperpigmentation.
The advantages of this treatment aid in tissue healing by
- Facilitating the production of blood vessels
- Promoting cellular division and development
- Renewing collagen, ligaments, tendons, bone, fat, and skin
- Recruiting new cells to the area
- Preventing degeneration of healthy tissues
- Releasing vital proteins to regulate inflammation
At Revive, we use Candela’s Exceed™ medical microneedling system for maximum skin rejuvenation. It’s the first dual-indicated FDA-approved microneedling system providing enhanced versatility for facial wrinkles and acne scar reduction. In a clinical study, 90% of patients saw an improvement in facial wrinkles. Most patients get a series of four treatments approximately 4 to 6 weeks apart resulting in firmer, youthful skin. Sometimes, additional treatments are needed for desired results.
Which areas are treated?
Several areas are treated, such as the face, chest, neck, abdomen, and thighs. Microneedling treats acne scars, stretch marks, sagging skin, fine lines, deep wrinkles, melasma, and pigmentation. We may apply a topical numbing cream to provide you with maximum comfort.
When will I see the results?
The peak results will be noticeable eight to twelve weeks after the procedure.
How long do the results last?
It varies for each patient. On average, patients get visible results for up to twelve weeks.
Are there side effects?
Yes. You may experience redness, mild sunburn sensation, dryness, or tightness for 24- 72 hrs. These symptoms subside within a few days.