Microneedling is a skin treatment involving controlled micro-injuries to the skin to boost the skin’s natural repair system to heal common skin ailments such as scarring, fine lines/wrinkles, skin laxity, texture issues, sun damage, and stretch marks. This procedure is well-tolerated and involves minimal downtime. Results are typically noticeable after a few treatment sessions and continue to develop for up to 6 months post-treatment. A series of 4-6 sessions is often recommended to achieve desired results and correction of skin concerns.
Before Your Treatment
Provide a detailed and accurate medical history including medications, allergies and previous aesthetic treatments/complications.
Consider the aftercare instructions/downtime as well as timeline for expected results prior to scheduling your treatment. Do not undergo aesthetic treatments right before a vacation or special event.
Avoid tanning, hair removal, sunburn and active skin care ingredients such as retinol immediately prior to treatment.
Cancel your appointment if you are acutely ill or have a rash or cold sore in the treatment area. Those with a history of cold sores (Herpes Simplex 1) should take a course of antiviral medication in advance of procedures in the perioral area.
If possible, please come to your appointment with your face make-up free and freshly washed.
What To Expect At Your Treatment
Your provider will begin with ‘before’ photos and will review steps, expectations and instructions. Your face will be cleansed and the microneedling device will be passed in two directions across your skin and may be used in conjunction with medical grade quality hyaluronic acid, PRP or other mesotherapy products.
During microneedling, clients usually feel pressure and slight tenderness in areas of thinner skin such as undereyes or in areas of increased sensitivity such as the cheeks.
Immediately following treatment, you will experience redness and possibly some increased warmth which typically resolves within a few hours.
Clients use a small amount of moisturizer specifically formulated for post-procedure care and must wear sunscreen to protect their skin after treatment.