Microneedling

Tulsa MicroneedlingWhat is Microneedling?

Microneedling, sometimes referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT), is a unique fractional technology that offers exceptional results rivaling fractional laser resurfacing and chemical peels without the pain and downtime, regardless of skin type.

 

What does Microneedling treat?

  • Acne Scars
  • Other types of scars
  • Fine lines/Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Stretch marks
  • Large pores
  • Reduce skin elasticity
  • Used as an anti aging treatment

How does Microneedling work?

Microneedling is considered a controlled injury to the skin. The idea is that the pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and the skin responds by creating new collagen. Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth texture.

What Does Microneedling Treat?

This technique is used a number of skin problems on the face and body including scarring, acne, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, pigmentation issues, skin tone and texture, and age management issues.

Unlike lasers, IPL, or chemical peels, microneedling can be used on all skin types without fear of hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, or burning. Treatments can also be performed after recent, mild sun exposure making it a procedure that can be performed year-round.

What Can I expect During My Treatment?

Before getting started, your skin will be cleansed of all makeup and impurities. Next, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area to reduce the chances of pain and discomfort. During the procedure, your treatment provider makes small pricks under the skin with a pen-like tool. That sounds scary and painful, but the pinpricks are so small that you likely won’t notice them after the procedure. Your provider will move the tool evenly across your skin so that the new skin that rejuvenates will be even, too. After the treatment, you will notice skin redness and sweling for the first 48 hours post treatment. The redness subsides after a few days when you can begin wearing
once again.

 

Are There Risks With Microneedling?

Like most procedures, Microneedling isn’t without risks.  The most common side effects are skin redness, slight swelling, and scabbing.  Other less common side effects include bruising, infection, oozing and pain.

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Whitlock Cosmetic Center

8913 S Yale Ave, Suite 200
Tulsa, OK 74137
Phone: (918) 743-5438

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