Micro needling with CosmoPen is a safe, heat free treatment that may be used on all skin types and colors. Micro needling has been in practice in Europe for the last 20 years to create new collagen, reduce acne scarring, reduce and remodel trauma scars, improve photodamaged skin, improve skin roughness, reduce mild to moderate wrinkles, and as a lower cost alternative to laser resurfacing.
We use a device called a CosmoPen, which is a handheld automated machine that holds a sterile needle head cartridge. Tiny needles pierce the skin at predetermined depths depending on the results you want to achieve. Shorter needle penetration can enhance product penetration and smooth superficial skin. Longer needle penetration can be used to create collagen response more deeply such as when treating acne scars. Topical numbing cream is applied prior your treatment if desired. When you leave the office your skin may be slightly swollen, tight, reddened and sun sensitive. By the next day you should be healing well with possibly areas that feel like sand granules that you will want to treat gently and do not 'pick' at.
Because micro needling is not a particularly aggressive treatment, you'll need several treatments over a 3 to 6 month period. Results are cumulative so you will need to commit to more than one treatment to get obvious results. Acne scar clients will need 6 to 8 treatments. Usually you will notice some improvement after the the first or second treatment. More significant results will occur after 4 to 6 treatments spaced 10-15 days apart. Collagen remodeling takes place over time. Skin will continue to improve over the next 6 to 12 months post CosmoPen treatments with proper skin care regimen. Results will vary in each patient.
Cost: $350 per treatment and $1200 for a series of four treatments