Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment that improves skin texture, tone, pore size and firmness. Our FDA-approved device contains fine needles which creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, triggering the creation of new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Because of its fast recovery time and signiﬁcant clinical results, microneedling is a popular alternative to lasers and deep chemical peels. Kucumber Skin Lounge providers are deeply experienced with safe, minimally invasive, and effective aesthetic treatment. Target your specific beauty concerns with microneedling:
- Skin rejuvenation
- Scars including acne
- Fine lines & wrinkles
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Skin tightening
The specialist cleans and prepares the treatment area, then the applies microneedling device on the treatment area. The needle, with its precision penetration depth, creates micro-channels for natural dermal healing and collagen stimulation. In areas of scarring or unevenness, the process loosens the underlying connective tissue that tethers the skin down, contributing to more even skin texture. The collagen-building process induced by microneedling occurs over the 6 to 8 weeks following a treatment, resulting in clinical skin tightening and visible wrinkle reduction.
While non-invasive and safe, microneedling requires medical supervision. Unlike a spa, Kucumber uses a medical grade microneedling pen device for optimal effectiveness in collagen induction. Your Kucumber specialist will assess your basic medical history and skin conditions, and discuss your desired goals prior to recommending your treatment plan.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Your skin will feel as if you have a mild sun burn; this warm sensation will linger for a few hours. Immediately, your skin will appear tighter and smoother. Because the collagen-building process occurs over 6 to 8 weeks following treatment, the suggested protocol for maximum benefit is 3 to 6 treatments, spaced every 2 to 4 weeks. The most common side effects that you should expect include mild redness, localized swelling, and skin ﬂaking, which typically resolve within 48 to 72 hours post-treatment. The immediate appearance of smoothing and the clinical skin tightening over time make microneedling an amazing alternative to laser and other treatments.
Your Kucumber specialist delivers microneedling treatments with finesse. You’ll see results that will make you proud of your rejuvenated skin.
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