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Microneedling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical treatment that penetrates your skin’s surface with fine needles to improve the appearance. It allows for a controlled process of the skin’s self-repair mechanism by creating micro injuries in the skin which triggers a healing response, causing new collagen and elastin production, which improves skin texture, and addresses a variety of common skin concerns.

This is one of our favorite procedures because it is quick, requires less than a week of downtime and the result is a fresh, healthy glow that will continue to improve over the next weeks to months. 


Benefits of Microneedling

Collagen Boost: Microneedling triggers the production of collagen, promoting skin elasticity and firmness. This natural boost reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Improved Texture: Treatments can help refine skin texture, minimizing the appearance of pores, acne scars, and other imperfections.

Even Skin Tone: Microneedling can assist in reducing hyperpigmentation, sunspots, and other discolorations, resulting in a more even skin tone.

Reduced Signs of Aging: By enhancing collagen levels and skin regeneration, microneedling diminishes the signs of aging, promoting a youthful and refreshed appearance.

Minimally Invasive: Unlike more aggressive treatments, microneedling is minimally invasive, requiring little downtime. It’s suitable for various skin types and tones.

Microneedling Treatment

To begin, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the skin to ensure your comfort. Then, your aesthetician will move a special microneedling pen across the skin, creating micro-injuries to stimulate collagen and elastin production.

Treatment can take 15-30 minutes to complete, depending on the size of the targeted area.

For best results, a series of 3-5 treatments, spaced out about 4-5 weeks apart is recommended.

Microneedling also allows ingredients to penetrate dramatically better and work more effectively by creating a channel for topical products to be absorbed.

Microneedling Treatment Areas

  • Face
  • Hands
  • Back
  • Neck
  • Acne Scars
  • Thighs
  • Décolletage (Chest)
  • Stretch Marks
  • Buttocks

Microneedling Pre-Care Instructions

Before undergoing microneedling treatment, it’s essential to follow pre-care instructions to ensure a safe and effective procedure. Here are general pre-care instructions for microneedling:

Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure and use sun protection, especially in the treatment area, for at least two weeks prior to microneedling. Sunburned or tanned skin is more sensitive and prone to complications.

Discontinue Retinoids and Alpha Hydroxy Acids: Avoid using retinoid creams, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), and other exfoliating skincare products for at least one week before the procedure. These products can increase skin sensitivity.

No Hair Removal Methods: Refrain from waxing, shaving, or using depilatory creams on the treatment area for a few days before microneedling. Smooth, clean skin ensures optimal contact with the microneedling device.

Avoid Blood-Thinning Medications: If possible and with your doctor’s approval, avoid blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, for at least one week before the procedure. This helps minimize the risk of bruising during microneedling.

Stay Hydrated: Maintain good hydration by drinking plenty of water in the days leading up to the microneedling session. Hydrated skin tends to respond better to cosmetic procedures.

Inform Your Provider: Communicate any changes in your medical history, medications, or skincare routine since your last consultation. This information helps ensure a safe and customized microneedling experience.

Avoid Smoking and Alcohol: Refrain from smoking and limit alcohol consumption in the days leading up to microneedling. Smoking can hinder the healing process, and alcohol can contribute to dehydration.

Notify of Cold Sores or Skin Infections: If you are prone to cold sores or have an active skin infection, inform your provider. Microneedling may exacerbate these conditions, and precautions can be taken to minimize risks.

No Self-Tanning Products: Avoid using self-tanning products or spray tans on the treatment area for at least two weeks before microneedling. The procedure is most effective on natural skin tones.

Consult About Prescription Medications: If you are on prescription medications, consult with your healthcare provider or the microneedling specialist to determine if any adjustments are necessary before the procedure.

Eat a Light Meal: Have a light meal before your appointment. Microneedling may cause mild discomfort, and having a meal can help prevent lightheadedness.

Microneedling Post-Care Instructions

Proper post-care is essential to promote optimal healing and results after microneedling. Follow these post-care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery:

Keep the Treated Area Clean: Gently cleanse the treated area with a mild, non-alcoholic cleanser and lukewarm water. Avoid hot water and harsh cleansers for the first 48 hours post-microneedling.

Avoid Sun Exposure: Protect the treated area from direct sunlight for at least a week. If sun exposure is unavoidable, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Sun protection helps prevent pigmentation changes and promotes proper healing

Moisturize Regularly: Apply a gentle, hydrating moisturizer to the treated area regularly. Moisturizing helps soothe the skin and supports the healing process. For best results, choose a product recommended by your aesthetician at your appointment.

Avoid Makeup and Harsh Products: Refrain from applying makeup or using products that contain harsh chemicals, retinoids, or alpha hydroxy acids for at least 48 hours post-microneedling. Allow the skin to breathe and recover naturally.

No Scrubbing or Exfoliation: Avoid using abrasive scrubs or exfoliating products on the treated area for at least one week post-microneedling. Let the skin heal without interference to prevent irritation.

Do Not Pick or Scratch: Resist the temptation to pick, scratch, or touch the treated area. This helps prevent infection and ensures the natural healing process is not disrupted.

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay well-hydrated. Hydration supports overall skin health and aids in the recovery process.

Avoid Saunas and Hot Baths: Refrain from hot baths, saunas, and hot tubs for at least 48 hours after microneedling. Excessive heat can increase skin sensitivity and potentially cause irritation.

Gentle Exercise Only: Engage in gentle exercise, but avoid intense workouts or activities that cause excessive sweating for the first 48 hours. Sweating may increase the risk of infection.

Use a Clean Pillowcase: Sleep on a clean pillowcase to prevent potential infection. This is particularly important during the initial days post-microneedling when the skin is more vulnerable.

Attend Follow-Up Appointments: Follow up with any scheduled appointments as advised by your aesthetician. These appointments allow for assessment, addressing any concerns, and planning for additional sessions if needed.

Report Unusual Side Effects: If you experience any unusual or persistent side effects, such as excessive redness, swelling, or discomfort, contact your aesthetician promptly.

Frequently asked questions

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface.

These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing response, promoting the production of collagen and elastin. This process helps improve skin texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and enhance overall skin appearance.

Microneedling is generally considered safe for various skin types, but it’s essential to consult with your aesthetician or dermatologist to determine if it’s suitable for your specific skin condition.

People with certain skin conditions, such as active acne, infections, or certain autoimmune diseases, may not be good candidates for microneedling.

Common side effects of microneedling include redness, swelling, and mild discomfort, which usually subside within a few days. Some individuals may experience temporary bruising.

It’s crucial to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your skincare professional to minimize the risk of infection and ensure optimal healing. Downtime is typically minimal, but it may vary depending on the depth of the treatment.

Microneedling can be combined with other skincare treatments, such as topical serums or dermaplaning to enhance its effectiveness. Combining treatments may address multiple skin concerns simultaneously, offering a more comprehensive approach to skincare.

However, it’s essential to discuss any additional treatments with your aesthetician or provider to ensure they are compatible with microneedling and tailored to your specific skin needs.

Microneedling does not involve the delivery of heat, making it safe to use on all skin tones without the risk of pigmentation issues that can occur with laser resurfacing and light procedures.

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