Skin and Facial Needling

By: Susan Church, C.C.P.C.

Skin Needling is a process which is similar to permanent cosmetic pigment implantation, but without using pigments (ink). A "dry needle" is directed through the center of crevices (wrinkles) or acne scars to draw a light bloodline. As the brain recognizes trauma to that area, it responds by generating collagen and directing it to the affected area plumping it up.

Men and women alike have benefited from this procedure as it fills in the tissue's depressed areas, whether by acne, loss of elasticity, injury or disease.

Depending upon the size of the area, a single session may take as little as 30 minutes. You will need to schedule a consultation to determine the areas of concern. We will discuss your current medical history, including if you are on any medications, and in addition, discuss your Informed Consent and Release forms and After Care Instructions. We will also take dozens of photos from every conceivable angle. This is to record and visually chart your progress.

If we consider you to be an acceptable candidate for Skin or Facial Needling, we will discuss your down-time and relate what your relative appearance will be while healing. Total post-procedure recovery will be 5 to 7 days on average. Your procedural area will look like 'cat scratches' for a few days. Some crusting of the procedure area will occur but with a regimen of petrolatum application and following proper aftercare instructions, the healing process should be minimal without complications. Mineral makeup may be worn the next day if the procedural area is healed over.

Most people see results almost immediately, and keep seeing results during the healing period thru the following month.

Results vary with each individual; depending on the area, depth of depressed tissue and how the client heals.

You will need to schedule 2-3 sessions of Skin and Facial Needling in 4-6 week intervals. Some crusting of the tissue can be expected during the healing process.

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We have had clients where their Skin and Facial Needling has lasted 14 years. The average is usually 2-3 years. While some clients want to stay on top of the aging process, they may schedule appointments every 6-12 months. Results vary with each individual. As wrinkles appear, clients make appointments to make their skin look younger.

Fees are based depending upon the size of the area and number of procedures, the cost is generally based on the length of time of the procedure. A base rate of $250.00 per each half hour is standard.

The client will present themselves with a new appearance that will increase self- confidence and self-esteem. The results will promote a more youthful appearance or may be the proper correction of a flaw that has been affecting their self-image. For acne patients, we have been told that we have given them the confidence that they have not had since high school when their acne started.

If you cannot afford to pay for Susan Church's service you can contact Burn Survivors Throughout The World, Inc. (BSTTW) and apply for the medical services. To learn more go to BSTTW Medical Form Information. If you have any questions or need help filling out the BSTTW Medical Form you can contact a BSTTW Representative by calling 936-483-9014.