Topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment areas, making this a virtually pain-free treatment.
Microneedling is a safe skin treatment when performed by a medical aesthetician, nurse, or physician, this treatment is safest being done in a sterile manner in a clinical environment.
Microneedling can be safely repeated until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments. The number of treatments required will depend on how each individual responds to the treatments, and the extent of the damage. Microneedling can be used on multiple parts of the body (neck, décolleté, arms, legs, etc.) Most people will begin to see results after the first treatment.
The inflammatory reaction of the skin is extremely short and fades significantly within hours from redness to pinkish. In order to reduce visible redness, we recommend hyaluronic acid after the procedure, and to protect the skin with SPF 50+ sunblock while outdoors.
Microneedling is very affordable. We price our services competitively. Our goal is to make our services available to all so you can lead a happier and more beautiful life.
Most people will experience redness and mild swelling in a similar way as mild sunburn and there may be minimal pinpoint bleeding and/or bruising. Then you will notice that your skin is smoother and more radiant looking but the full effects won't be seen until later.
There is no recovery or down time with this treatment. You can return to normal activities right after your appointment. It is recommended to let the skin rest until the next day, then makeup, gentle face wash, and moisturizer can be used.
Prior to the procedure a topical anesthetic agent will be applied and the area to be treated will then be thoroughly cleansed. Microneedling will then be performed on the desired area of the skin. The goal is to cause pinpoint bleeding or a "micro-injury" in order to stimulate collagen production. After the procedure your skin will have a red-pink tone and you will begin to peel within 24-72 hours.
Benefits and results are seen over time as the skin heals and collagen begins to build. Given proper sun protection and home exfoliation, results can be seen for months. Touch up treatments are recommended every year.
To ensure the ideal healing, do not use products with AHA's, retinol, or acidic ingredients. Exposure to sun should also be avoided and sunblock should be used.
Depending on the number of areas being treated, the appointment can take between 30 minutes to over an hour, not including numbing time.
Microneedling is a great option for those wanting laser skin resurfacing but looking for an option with little to no down time. Microneedling removes the top layer of the skin, stimulating collagen and elastin growth, while smoothing the skin, shrinking pores, evening hyper-pigmentation, smoothing fine lines, wrinkles, and more. Best results are seen with three to five treatments, spaced about four weeks apart.
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