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Microneedling is a derma pen procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Serums with hyaluronic acid, vitamins and growth factors are used with micro-needling to let the skin absorb the products further into the skin through the tiny holes to deliver right down where the new skin cells are made. Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores.


What does Micro-needling do for your skin?            


Microneedling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues. It's also called skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI).


How long does it take to see results from micro-needling?    


The overall micro-needling procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform, with most patients experiencing slight swelling and redness as side effects. But what many patients want to know is:


How long does it take to see results from micro-needling?

Many patients are surprised to learn that results are almost immediate.


How often should you get Micro-needling?                     


 It turns the cells into tiny machines of repair without damaging the cell further. Micro-Needling how often – The frequency of micro-needling treatments vary with the intensity of the treatment. Mild treatments may be repeated every 2 to 4 weeks. Deep treatments for scars may be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks.


Is Micro-needling for acne scars permanent?

While micro-needling is virtually a “no downtime” procedure, a handful of restrictions do apply following treatment. After completing micro-needling sessions, the results are permanent. Newly formed collagen smooths the skin and removes traces of acne scarring.


Does micro-needling tighten skin?

Just a few sessions of micro-needling will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow's feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead. For most wrinkles or stretch marks on the body, depending on the severity, you may need 4 to 8 micro-needling treatments to achieve optimal skin-tightening results.


Do you peel after Micro-needling?

It is normal for the skin to peel after micro-needling treatments within a few days. Microneedling creates many tiny punctures on your face, which your body responds to by initiating the repair. A new layer of skin is produced and the old skin begins peeling off.


What should I avoid before Micro-needling?

Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory medications (i.e. ibuprofen), blood thinners, herbal supplements, vitamin E and fish oil for at least one week prior to and the day of micro-needling to minimize bruising risk and maximize platelet function. You may restart these the 3 days following micro-needling.


Micro-needling Contraindications Precautions:

Suspicious Lesions- These must be diagnosed by a practitioner prior to beginning treatment.

Discontinue autoimmune therapies and retinoid products 24 hours prior to beginning treatment.

Do not treat active acne, rosacea, or other inflammatory conditions.

Do not treat over open wounds.

Do not use the device inside of the orbital rim, such as eyelids or inside the vermillion border of the lips. Consider prophylactic treatments for those clients prone to viral breakouts.

Treatments are not to be administered for at least 6 months after the use of Accutane.



Keloid scars. Active eczema. Psoriasis and other chronic conditions. History of actinic or solar keratosis. History of herpes simplex infections. History of diabetes. Presence of raised moles in the area to be treated.


 Absolute Contraindications: Scleroderma, collagen or vascular diseases and cardiac abnormalities. Blood clotting conditions. Active bacterial or fungal infections. Immunosuppression. Not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing.


What are the side effects of Micro-needling?

Micro-needling side effects are very rare if the treatment is done properly. Micro-needling is generally well tolerated but erythema may be seen after treatment, lasting for 2-3 days. The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short while, this normally resolves in 12 – 48 hours.


Can you wear makeup after micro-needling?

There is some downtime associated with this procedure, and the duration depends on the type of treatment and your skin's own tolerance. Typically you will experience redness and mild swelling for 24-48 hours after the treatment, followed by some slight peeling. You may wear makeup again after 24 hours.



What should I put on my face after Micro-needling?


  1. If your skin is sensitive after the treatment you can apply hydrocortisone cream, aloe, and take Advil for discomfort.

  2. Use a gentle cleanser, moisturiser and sunblock for 48 hours after your treatment.

  3. Do not use corrective or exfoliating products for those first 48 hours.

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