Microneedling for Healthier, Smoother Skin
At Honu Women’s Health, our goal is to empower women to look and feel their best—on the inside and the outside. Microneedling is an incredibly effective, minimally invasive way to achieve healthier, smoother skin with no downtime. Treatments can be done in our office on your lunch break, and you can apply makeup and be back at the office immediately after the treatment.
If wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, or sun damage are troublesome to you and are impacting your confidence, microneedling may be your ideal treatment. For patients who are looking for an enhancement to their skincare routine but are wary about the downtime and side effects of more aggressive laser skin resurfacing procedures, microneedling is an exceptional option.
Thanks to microneedling, taking control of your confidence and achieving healthier skin has never been simpler. Women of all ages and skin types are taking advantage of this quick, effective cosmetic procedure and revitalizing their outer beauty. At Honu Women’s Health, we know that total health involves more than inner body health—it involves outer beauty and mental health, too. You deserve to live your best life every single day, all while feeling and looking your best.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a medical treatment performed by Dr. Sultan for either percutaneous collagen induction (PCI) or collagen induction therapy (CIT). The device works by taking advantage of your skin’s natural wound healing process by quickly puncturing the skin multiple times with microscopic needle tips to induce regeneration through the stimulation of collagen and elastin production, resulting in smoother skin.
Microneedling can also aid in scar and stretch mark reduction. It is a minimally invasive, no-downtime procedure that can be customized based on your unique concerns, upcoming social events, and budget.
To achieve significant results, patients usually need a series of three treatments spaced about three to four weeks apart. As with any treatment plan at Honu Women’s Health, this will be customized to meet your unique needs, and the number of treatments you need will depend on how well you respond to microneedling. Each treatment only takes 20 to 30 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
The best part is that you can return to your regular activities the same day of your treatment! Your skin may look flushed right after the appointment, and the treatment area may feel slightly rough (like sandpaper) for a few days. However, there is little to no discomfort after the procedure and within the 48 hours following the treatment.
Keep in mind that because microneedling causes your skin to produce new collagen and rebuild old, damaged cells, results are not immediate and depend upon the speed at which your body heals. You will see the most visible improvements at six to eight weeks post-treatment, and optimal results are achieved three to six months after you complete your series of treatments.
Find Your Inner Health and Outer Beauty™
At Honu Women’s Health, we use an innovative fractional radio frequency (RF) microneedling system called Secret™ RF. It addresses common signs of aging by stimulating and remodeling collagen, and it can offer similar results to ablative laser procedures—but with significantly less discomfort and risks. Treatments are completely customizable by adjusting the micro-needles to deliver energy at various depths depending on your concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, or photoaging.
Secret™ RF has several advantages over previous generations of anti-aging microneedling devices, most notably being its precisely controlled RF energy that is applied directly into various depths of the skin with minimally invasive microneedles that bypass the epidermis (topmost layer of skin) and reduce patient downtime. It has a larger handpiece that covers the largest treatment area on the market for faster, more efficient treatments of the face, neck, chest, and body.
Unlike laser skin resurfacing or deep chemical peels, Secret™ RF delivers the treatment where it is most needed — to the lower layers of skin — instead of damaging the skin’s surface. Radio frequency is a safe option for people with dark skin or skin that is prone to scarring or hyperpigmentation, as it minimizes damage to the skin surface.
By targeting the skin’s underlying layers, which are damaged by aging, scarring, or stretch marks, Secret™ RF causes the skin to rebuild itself. This eventually leads to the topmost layer of skin appearing smoother and healthier. With proper skin care and sun protection, these results can be long-lasting.
Before the procedure, your provider applies a topical anesthetic cream to the treatment area. At that time, the appropriate setting for the Secret™ RF will be determined based on your specific desired results. In a single motion, Secret™ RF presses against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area is covered.
RF Microneedling can be used to treat the following:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Loose skin around the eyes and mouth
- Thin skin density
- Premature aging
- Acne, chicken pox, and traumatic scars
- Skin laxity of the face, neck, and chest
- Irregular skin texture and tone
- UV damage
- Hair restoration
- Oversized pores