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Microneedling Scottsdale

Safe, Effective Treatment For Wrinkles, Aging, and Skin Rejuvenation

Microneedling has been well-documented and researched as a safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of skin conditions. At Celebrity Skin, we use the FDA-approved Skin Stylus Micro System Class II Medical Device.

Microneedling treatments can help with scar reduction such as acne scarring, stretch marks, hypertrophic and surgical scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, pore reduction, improving rough skin texture, pigment irregularities, and overall skin rejuvenation. 

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Introducing The New Celebrity Skin Microneedle Peel!

We are very excited to announce the newest Celebrity Skin treatment! The Microneedle Peel combines our two most powerful modalities – Chemical Peels and Microneedling – to transform your skin and get real results.

What Is Microneedling?


Microneedling is also called Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). Microneedling is a fast, safe and effective alternative to laser resurfacing for overall skin rejuvenation. The FDA approved Skin Stylus Micro System (the electric Microneedling system we use at Celebrity Skin) uses 11 or 36 tiny sterile needles with precision depth control to create numerous small micro-channels throughout the skin similar to fractional laser technology, but without the added light and heat.  These tiny micro injuries stimulate the body to produce new collagen and remodel the treatment area.

What Does Microneedling Do?


Microneedling has been well-documented and researched as a safe and effective treatment for scar reduction (acne scarring, stretch marks, hypertrophic and surgical scarring), fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, pore reduction, improving rough skin texture, pigment irregularities, and overall skin rejuvenation.

Microneedling creates stronger healthier skin because it releases cytokines and growth factors promoting angiogenesis (new blood vessel formation) stimulating the creation of new cellular and extracellular materials – collagen/elastin. It also helps retain and balance moisture levels that decline with age.

microneedling before and after scarMicroneedling can help reduce the appearance of all types of scarring. Even though we avoid keloid or raised scars, most of the current body of evidence is demonstrating that it can actually help reduce these types of raised scars. We recommend the Microneedle Peel for scarring.

Check out our client – the victim of a dog bite to her face – see the dramatic before and after photos following a single Microneedle Peel to treat the facial scar.

What Areas Of the Body Can Be Treated With Microneedling?


Microneedling can treat all areas of the body (face, neck, chest, arms, legs, abdomen) including hard reaching areas like around the eyes and nose. It is gentle enough that it can be used for all skin types and tones and is less invasive than lasers.

Is Microneedling Safe For My Skin Tone?


Microneedling can be used on all six Fitzpatrick skin types unlike many other laser treatments.

Is Microneedling Painful?


Downtime and pain is subjective, but it is considered to be less painful and produce less downtime – if any at all when compared to traditional skin needling. There is no need for the use of prescription pain medication, as numbing cream is applied 45 minutes to one hour prior to your treatment for your comfort.

Is There Downtime For Microneedling?


There may be some degree of discomfort, i.e., scratchiness, itchiness, irritation, stinging and hotness for the remainder of the day. It is normal for the treated area to appear red with sight swelling after the treatment, similar to mild-moderate sunburn, which typically only lasts 24 to 48 hours.  In some cases, it can last for up to 4 days following treatment.

There may also be temporary mild bruising and/or petechiae (pinpoint, round spots that appear on the skin as a result of bleeding and can appear red, brown or purple). Most people will look 75% recovered within a couple of days.

Skin tends to feel dry and tight and may result in some light flaking over the following week. Most people can resume to work the following day or two without concern for their appearance. You may resume wearing makeup and sunscreen the following day.

Can I Get Other Treatments With My Microneedling Procedure?


Yes you can and we recommend it!

You can customize it with other treatment modalities like Chemical peels, Microdermabrasion, Exosome Technology, and FDA Approved Celluma Light Therapy.  Combined treatment modalities speeds up progress and increases results. Our Microneedle Peel treatment combines Microneedling with a Chemical Peel for a powerful combination to treat a wide range of skin complaints.

How Many Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?


Although a single treatment of Microneedling shows results, a series of treatments is typically recommended.

How many treatments depend on the individual and the severity of the condition being treated. We recommend 5-8 treatments for people with deep wrinkles, advanced photoaging, stretch marks or deep acne scars.

Deep acne scarring will likely require more treatments, but will be evaluated after a series has been completed. Microneedling can be done as often as on a monthly basis, as little as one time per year, or even once in a lifetime. It all depends on desired results and the skin condition being treated.

I can buy a Microneedling device on Amazon, what is the difference between at-home Microneedling and Medical Microneedling?


Medical microneedling allows a trained practitioner the ability to control the depth and the gauge of the needles during a single treatment making it customizable to any skin type, skin condition and severity of condition to be treated. With medical microneedling, the clinical goal is to cause bleeding and petechia (small red or purple spots), which is the clinical endpoint, producing new collagen/elastin.  This usually requires longer needle depths to create.

In-home microneedling devices do not have long enough needles to produce these results; however, they can aide in the penetration of facial and body products enhancing their effectiveness.

What Type Of Microneedling Device Does Celebrity Skin Use?


Celebrity Skin uses the FDA-cleared Skin Stylus SteriLock MicroSystem.

  • The Skin Styus SteriLock MicroSystem is the only patented 7 Step Safety System that prevents cross-contamination
  • It is the only Microneedling device with three different FDA-cleared 12 pin, 36 pin, and 36 pin HiLo technology
  • It is the only Microneedling device cleared at a 2.5mm depth

Why Do I Care What Microneedling Device Is Used?


Microneedling devices not approved by the FDA have shown to have thick, dull, hooked or jagged needles, making them less precise and effective.

The Arizona State Board of Cosmetology does not regulate Microneedling, which means that anyone can perform this treatment without proper training or certification. Many practitioners are buying their Microneedling devices for $150 on Amazon and using non-sterile disposable needles made from powder-coated metals that can break off in your skin and their training consists of watching YouTube videos.

YouTube training does not teach clinical Microneedling techniques for safe, effective results specific to skin types, conditions and contraindications. Yes, these “Microneedling” treatments might be less expensive, but you will not get the result you are looking for. What is worse is you might wind up with hyperpigmentation, infection and/or scarring.

What Needles and Products Are Used During My Microneedling Treatment?


At Celebrity Skin we use specifically designed needles that pierce and glide across the skin delivering products at a prescribed depth. This prevents the skin from drying out during the procedure and delivers specific and essential nutrients to enhance results.

Our Native Hyaluronic Acid, Copper Peptide and Alpha Lipoic Acid serum works in conjunction with Microneedling treatments to deliver the active ingredients that work together to provide anti-inflammatory, hydrating, antioxidant, anti-aging, and wound support to the skin. These products are non-cytotoxic and free from synthetic molecules or preservatives.

At Celebrity Skin we use specifically designed needles that pierce and glide across the skin delivering products at a prescribed depth. This prevents the skin from drying out during the procedure and delivers specific and essential nutrients to enhance results.

Warning: Many practitioners are unaware that not all cosmeceuticals and serum formulations can be used when piercing the skin, no matter how effective they are generally. I cannot tell you how many times I have read and heard practitioners report they use Aquaphor/occlusives or various oils on clients’ skin directly following Microneedling. 

Contraindications and Precautions for Microneedling:

  • Active acne, rosacea, psoriasis, or eczema
  • Herpes infection
  • Sunburns
  • Recent surgeries to areas to be treated
  • Recent facial fillers or neurotoxins like Botox or Dysport (two weeks before or after)
  • HIV/AIDS, Diabetes, Scleroderma, blood clotting problems
  • Keloid or raised scars, warts or moles in a treatment area
  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and blood thinners to avoid excessive bleeding / bruising
  • Avoid use of Retin-A products the evening prior to treatment

What Can I Expect After My Microneedling Treatment?


Immediately following Microneedling, the treatment area may be slightly swollen and feel warm and tight. It will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn. This intensity will subside after a couple of hours and “most” people will recover within the same day or within 24 hours. Avoid the sun, exercise and makeup until the following day. Post-treatment instructions will be provided.

When Will I See Results From Microneedling?


People notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to six months after treatment as collagen production continues.

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