Micro-needling or Microdermabrasion
Reverse the signs of aging and reveal beautiful skin with Collagen P.I.N. micro-needling.
Precision with the Collagen P.I.N.
Have your microneedling procedures performed by the professionals at Westside Wellness, using this medical grade, microneedling device. It is designed to improve the appearance of scars, especially from acne, reverse years of sun damage, and even your skin tone.
The Collagen P.I.N enhances the appearance of aging skin by promoting new collagen growth, revealing a more youthful glow. Microneedling reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and decreases pore size; particularly on the face, neck and décolletage areas.
This is a minimally-invasive, safe procedure that typically takes 45-60 minutes with little to no downtime, making Collagen P.I.N ideal for your busy lifestyle!
The Vampire Facial
The Vampire Facial combines micro-needling with the power of Platelet-Rich Plasma. The PRP is accessed by having a simple blood draw from the patient's arm. The blood is spun in a centrifuge, separating the PRP from the other blood contents. The provider uses a micro needling technique and applied your PRP onto your skin; stimulating cell turnover, creating a more even skin tone, decreasing scarring, and creating a more youthful glow.
This is one of our lovely patients who gave us permission to share her amazing progress.
This was her third Micro-needling session, and there is a dramatic difference in the size of her pores, the smoothness of her skin, decrease in scarring, and her skin tone is incredibly even. We are ecstatic that her results enhance her natural beauty.
Q: How does Medical Micro-Needling work?
A: The Collagen P.I.N. slides along the skin and penetrates upper layers of the skin to create tiny needle wounds. This signals the body to respond by producing collagen and elastin fibers. As a result, the skin becomes fuller, thus reducing the appearance of scars, lines, and wrinkles.
Q: What conditions can be treated or improved with Medical Micro-Needling?
A: Mild to moderate acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, skin texture and large pore size, and stretch marks
Q: What will I look like after the treatment?
A: Most people will notice redness and mild swelling similar to slight sunburn for 24-48 hours and there may be slight pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Skin will be noticeably smoother and more radiant within a week or two. Full results will take a few months to appear.
Q: What does the procedure involve?
A: It begins with cleaning and numbing the skin. The Collagen P.I.N. needles are used to create tiny wounds in the skin. The speed and adjustability of the needles allows for more effective piercing and absorption of skin products. Hyaluronic acid is used after the procedure to hydrate, heal and protect the skin.
Q: What is the down time after Medical Micro-Needling treatment?
A: Inflammation of the skin is very temporary and reduces greatly within a few hours. It may remain slightly pink for up to 5-7 days after treatment. Using hyaluronic acid after the procedure can help reduce inflammation, and sunscreen can be used to protect the skin. Makeup use should be limited to mineral makeup.
Q: What are the benefits of Medical Micro-Needling?
A: Some of the known benefits of Medical Micro-needling include: greatly improves topical cream effectiveness and penetration, stimulates blood circulation and collagen production, needles are non-allergenic, cost effective compared to other resurfacing procedures, works on all skin types, and can treat the scalp, face, and body, including skin around the eyes, mouth and neck.
Q: What effects does the Medical Micro-Needling have on the skin?
A: Medical Micro-needling is known to improve many aspects of the skin including, but not limited to: improving skin texture and reducing the appearance of wrinkles, regenerates tissue, improing the appearance of scars, reducing the size of pores, and reducing the appearance of stretch marks
Q: Can Micro-Needling be performed on any skin color?
A: Medical Micro-needling is safe to use on all skin types and colors without risk of post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.
Q: Is Medical Micro-Needling painful?
A: Prior to the treatment, numbing cream will be applied to minimize discomfort that is felt during the procedure.
Q: How many treatments do I need and how often can Micro-Needling procedures be repeated?
A: Micro-needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks as needed. Collagen induction requires at least 3 treatments, while scar reduction requires between 3 and 6. Usually results begin to appear after the first treatment.
Q: What are the side effects of the Medical Micro-Needling procedure?
A: No negative side effects have been reported as a result of micro-needling, and none have been seen in the more than 150,000 procedures that have been done worldwide.
Q: Am I a candidate for the Medical Micro- Needling?
A: Medical micro-needling is safe on all skin types and colors because the epidermis is not damaged during treatment. The chance of change in pigmentation or post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation is rare. Skin micro-needling can be used on sensitive and fragile areas (eyes, neck, back of hands). Micro-needling is not suitable for patients who have used Accutane (isotretinoin) within the last three months, have open wounds, cuts or abrasions, have had radiation skin treatment within the last year, are suffering from any skin infection, condition, or herpes simplex in the area of concern, are pregnant or breast feeding, have any history of keloid or hypertrophic scars or poor wound healing