Microneedling FAQs

Microneedling FAQs

microneedling blogWhat is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a procedure used to treat varying skin conditions. A dermapen containing micro needles is used to puncture the outer layer of skin. This procedure stimulates the production of collagen and elastin through cell production.

 

How does it Work?

The esthetician slides the dermapen along the skin and punctures the dermis at a depth of about 2.5mm. This process created tiny channels in the skin which allow for the production of collagen and elastin fibers. Resulting in fuller skin, andthe reduction of scars, fine lines and wrinkles.

What conditions can be treated or Improved with Microneedling?

  • Acne
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Loose skin
  • Skin texture
  • Pore size
  • Skin pigmentation

 

What will I look like after?

You will notice redness and slight swelling for about 24-48 hours after the procedure. You might also notice slight bruising in the treated area. About 1-2 weeks after the procedure you will notice your skin is smoother and more radiant. Final results will take a few months to show.

 

What’s involved during Microneedling?

First, the skin is cleansed to ensure all the excess dirt, oil, and makeup is removed. Then, a numbing cream is applied to the area. Then the dermapen is used to create micro wounds in the skin. Serums such as hyaluronic acid and stem cells are applied afterwards to enhance results as well as, hydrate, heal and protect the skin.

 

What is the down time afterwards?

Any inflammation should reduce greatly within a few hours. Redness may last up to 48 hours after the procedure. Sunscreen should be applied daily to protect the skin and makeup should be limited.

 

What are the Benefits?

Improves the effectiveness and penetration of topical creams, Stimulates blood circulation and collagen production. The needles used are non allergenic and the procedure is more cost effective than many other skin treatment procedures.