Micro-Needling (also referred to as collagen induction therapy or CIT) is a skin therapy that involves puncturing the skin using a grouping of tiny sterile needles. The purpose of micro-needling is to promote healing with-out scars and encourage new collagen production similar to fractional laser treatments. Unlike the laser, there are minimal side-effects or down-time micro-needling.
At Dr. Tess of Beverly Hills, we are proud to offer the Dermapen®. Dermapen is safer and more effective in piercing the skin than traditional skin micro-needling rollers due to its unique vertical micro needling technology.
What can be treated using micro-needling?
Micro-Needling is very commonly used to treat scarring from acne, surgeries, burns, etc. It has also shown great success in the treatment of stretch marks and fine lines and wrinkles.
What happens during a micro-needling procedure?
Like all of our cosmetic treatments, a micro-needling treatment begins with an in-depth assessment of your skin’s current state. The provider will assess the potential treatment areas and work with you to decide on an appropriate treatment plan. After the assessment is done, the provider usually applies a topical anesthetic cream and afterwards will begin treating the agreed-upon areas. The provider will make several passes over the area in a gentle motion passing up and down.
How long does it take?
Plan to be with us for an hour to an hour and a half, depending on how many areas need to be treated. The actual needling time is quite fast, but the provider likes to ensure that each of his patients is given a thorough assessment before treatment begins.
Is it safe?
Micro-needling is very safe! The risk of infection is minimal since the needles are sterile and the skin is cleaned and prepped beforehand.
Dr. Tess of Beverly Hills invites you to explore our Micro-needling treatment options. If you would like to investigate more about them, or want more information regarding our treatments, please don’t hesitate to call and schedule a consultation. Our style of consultation is relaxed and educational. Our goal is to address your concerns in the order of your priorities and give you all of the information you need to make an informed decision. This will help you choose the right plan to achieve the result you desire within the budget you have to invest.
Visit Drtessofbeverlyhills.com or call us at (310) 275-TESS to schedule a free consultation or discuss treatment options.