A progressive, minimally-invasive skin rejuvenation procedure, also known as collagen induction therapy, used to treat a variety of skin concerns.
The concept of microneedling is based on the skin’s ability to repair itself whenever it encounters physical injury. Immediately after an injury occurs, our skin dissolves old damaged tissue and replaces it with new.
During the treatment, small needles prick the surface of the skin creating tiny columns of slight injury to the skin which, in turn, causes the skin to respond by producing new collagen-rich tissue. This rejuvenates the skin, improving the appearance, smoothing skin texture, and aiding in the treatment of skin issues such as acne and aging skin.
Jeanette Oka, M.D.
Collagen Stimulation Therapy with Microneedling
What is Microneedling?
treatment that stimulates collagen production, while preserving the outermost layer of the skin. The body responds to this in the same way it would react to an injury. The small amount of bleeding caused during treatment releases powerful growth factors, which are part of a natural healing response, resulting in increased collagen and elastin production without causing any damage to the skin.
What are the benefits?
The benefits include improved skin tone and texture, wrinkle reduction, and softer, youthful-looking skin. It also targets acne scars and stretch marks.
What happens during the treatment?
Dr. Oka will apply a topical anaesthetic cream to your skin and use an instrument containing fine needles to repeatedly prick the skin's surface. This causes a minimal amount of bleeding. Afterward, Dr. Oka applies an array of nourishing vitamins A, C, peptides, and hyaluronic acid to soothe the skin. Dr. Oka will provide all details during your consultation.
What does it feel like? Does it hurt?
Since a topical anesthetic will be applied to your face for 30 minutes, the feeling of the needles penetrating your skin won't be painful and shouldn't be a concern. Each patient's pain tolerance and sensitivity levels may vary, and Dr. Oka will ensure you're comfortable during the entire session.
When do I see results?
The best results will appear within 4-6 weeks. Your skin will continue to improve within 6 months, as your collagen production continues.
How many treatments would i need for optimal results?
While you'll see great results after your first treatment, we encourage that you book 3-6 treatments, for optimal results, spaced out every 6-8 weeks.
Get to know your skin365 microneedling specialist
Jeanette Oka, M.D., has been a part of the Skin365 team for 10 years. In 2012, Dr. Oka was personally trained by Dr. Des Fernandes, the pioneer of microneedling. She is among the few in the United States with this kind of training, with clients from all over the country.
Your Microneedling Timeline
8 weeks Pre-Treatment
Skin consultation with Dr. Oka Guided Skin Prep 2x/Day
Immediately After Treatment
By the evening, your skin may feel tight and look sunburned, which is normal Avoid makeup for 12 hours Avoid exercise/sweating for 24 hours Avoid direct sunlight for 10 days Avoid exfoliants, acidic products, and retinoids for 5-7 days Avoid smoking, as it floods your skin with free radicals and hinders the process.
2 Days Post-Treatment
Skin may feel dry, rough, and tight, and may peel. This is part of the healing process.
3-4 Days Post-Treatment
Skin should return back to normal. Dr. Oka's guidance will help to alleviate any concerns.
1 Day - 6 Weeks Post-Treatment
Guided Skin Prep 2x/Day