Q: Why should I consider Microneedling?
A: As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen. Collagen, one of the building blocks of great skin, helps keep our skin elastic. Microneedling produces micro wounds to the skin, signaling the body to produce collagen to heal the wounds. When this happens, our skin improves. This is why microneedling is used as a method of treating fine lines, acne scars, pigment, and improving skin tone & texture. Depending on the concern being treated, multiple treatments may be recommended.
Q: Does it hurt?
A: Microneedling isn’t painful. We’ll apply topical numbing to make the treatment comfortable. Because the Microneedling pen vibrates during the treatment, it tickles around the nose (one of our staff sneezes!). As the numbing cream wears off, your skin may feel like it’s had a sunburn. You may feel mild heat, but it shouldn’t be painful even after the numbing wears off.
Q: What should I do to prepare for my Microneedling treatment?
A: There are a few steps to prepare.
- Stop 7 days prior: Blood thinning medication and supplements, such as aspirin, fish oil, Vitamin E
- Stop 1 day prior: Retinol, Vitamin A, Vitamin C
- Consult with your Doctor prior to stopping: blood thinning medication, autoimmune therapy
Q: How should I treat my skin after my Microneedling treatment?
A: Be gentle with your skin to let it heal.
Q: How often should I get Microneedling?
A: The answer depends on the concern being treated. We usually recommend a series of treatments for helping to improve acne scars or pigment. For keeping the skin looking and feeling good, 1x every 3 months is a great tempo to maintain