What is Microneedling?
AKA Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) used a device to create micro-wounds in the dermis layer of the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the bodies natural healing process, producing new collagen and elastin. The result improves skins elasticity, texture, discoloration, sun damage, reduces scars, and stretch marks.
How many Sessions do I need? How far apart?
Number of sessions vary from person to person. Stretch mark and Scar cases usually need several, we do 3 and reevaluate. Could be fine with 3, could need 4-6, could need 8-12 for maximum results. Elsa guarantees 50% improvement of area, how many treatments it takes to get to 50% is unknown. Treatments are 4-6 weeks apart.
What’s it Like While I Heal?
It takes 30 days for our cells to turn over, therefore you will see your results in about 30 days. In the meantime skin with appear a little more dry than normal for the first couple weeks. For the first couple of days the skin will take on a pink/red color and feel as though you got a sunburn, you must stay out of the sun. Applying moisturizer and witch hazel with help. After care instructions and kit will be provided to you.
What is Tattooing to Camouflage the Area?
If Microneedling has gotten us as far as it’s going to take us, or isn’t the appropriate modality. I then go in with diluted pigments and the appropriate needle configuration and implant the pigments into the upper layer of the dermis to color match the scar or stretch mark back into the skin. Therefore the mark or scar blends into the healthy skin again as closely as possible.