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About Microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that transforms the look and feel of damaged skin into smoother, healthier-looking skin. It involves a small device that penetrates the skin, creating controlled micro-dermal injuries. This stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin, which in turn fills these imperfections, thus improving skin texture and firmness. This treatment also reduces the appearance of acne and acne scarring, minor scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation.

Microneedling Treats:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Age spots
  • Skin laxity
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea

The Complete Microneedling Process

Preparation Guidelines:

  • Cleanse your face thoroughly.
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning.
  • Discontinue the use of retinoids and exfoliating products.
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Inform your provider of any skin conditions or allergies.
  • Arrange for transportation if needed, as redness may occur post-treatment.
  • Wear loose and comfortable clothing to the appointment.
  • Arrive with a clean face, free of makeup and skincare products.

The Microneedling Session
Microneedling is performed by our trained professional. After cleansing your skin, a numbing cream is applied to minimize discomfort. The microneedling device, equipped with fine needles, is gently pressed onto the treatment area. These needles create controlled micro-injuries, stimulating collagen production. The procedure typically takes 60-90 minutes, depending on the treated area. Afterward, a soothing serum or moisturizer is applied to help with recovery.

Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Keep your skin clean and avoid touching the treated area.
  • Apply a recommended post-treatment product or moisturizer.
  • Protect your skin from the sun with sunscreen or protective clothing.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and sweating for at least 24 hours.
  • Don’t use harsh skincare products, retinoids, or exfoliants for a few days.
  • Stay hydrated and maintain a healthy skincare routine.
  • Follow any specific instructions provided by your provider for optimal results.
  • Be patient, as the results may take a few weeks to become noticeable.

The Recovery Process

After microneedling, you can expect some redness and minor swelling, which usually subsides within a day or two. Recovery time varies, but most people can return to their daily activities almost immediately. Over the following weeks, collagen production increases, leading to gradual improvements in skin texture and appearance. While you may notice initial results within a few weeks, the full benefits become more apparent over multiple sessions spaced weeks apart.

Benefits of Microneedling:

  • Stimulates collagen production
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Enhances product absorption
  • Non-surgical and minimally invasive
  • Minimal side effects and no downtime
  • Suitable for various skin types and tones
  • Long-lasting results
  • Versatile treatment options

Microneedling FAQs

What is microneedling with platelet-rich plasma?

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a high concentration of platelets surrounded in its plasma. A small amount of blood is drawn, and the red cells are isolated from the PRP. Since this process uses the patient’s blood, there is virtually no risk of an allergic reaction or rejection. Utilizing this method allows us to derive biological nutrient-rich cells that ultimately result in growth proteins and what we call essential growth factors — all from your blood!

What is the microneedling treatment duration?

The complete treatment takes about 60-90 minutes to perform.

Is there any downtime after microneedling?

After treatment, there is no downtime. Patients are encouraged to resume all normal activities immediately. You may experience some redness after your treatment, so make sure you wear sunscreen to protect your newly sensitive skin.

What are the typical results after microneedling?

Improvement is often seen within 1 to 2 weeks. However, achieving the desired results may take a couple of months, depending on the severity of the condition being treated.

Who are the ideal candidates for microneedling?

You’re a good candidate for microneedling if you have uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and other complexion concerns.

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