WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that uses a device covered with tiny, shallow needles, which causes a ‘micro-injury’ which promotes skin rejuvenation. Microneedling stimulates collagen production and thickens the skin, so instead of looking good for a few days after your traditional facial, your skin is smooth and radiant for much longer.
The procedure is actually minimally-invasive — and comes with a host of skin-boosting benefits including:
Reducing scars caused by acne, surgery or thermal burns
Fading stretch marks
Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
Tightening sagging skin
Plumping up the skin for more youthful appearance
WHAT TO EXPECT
The treatment begins by first cleansing the face, then applying a topical numbing cream. Once that takes effect (typically about 10 to 20 minutes), your doctor will apply a serum that promotes skin repair and healing. A microneedling pen is then passed back and forth all over your face. If the idea of tiny needles piercing your skin sounds like it would be painful, you don’t need to worry. The numbing cream helps take away what other clients agree is minimal pain during the procedure. You can expect a bit of post-procedure pinkness - like a sunburn- or a few tiny punctate scabs may pop up, but will fade in a few days.
Despite its name, microneedling is considered to be one of the safest skin treatment procedures. Unlike chemical peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments, this cosmetic procedure causes minimal damage to the skin. It produces a smoother, softer and more youthful-looking complexion after about 4-5 treatment sessions.
Dermaplaning cannot be performed if you have:
Active acne, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, open lesions, lupus, active herpes infection, sunburn or keratosis.
Current or recent use of Accutane
Take blood thinning medication
While this list covers many contraindications, there may be others not listed above that would also prevent you from receiving services, and we reserve the right to determine what constitutes a contraindication. Speak with your skincare professional and your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.