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What Is Microneedling?

If you want to decrease wrinkles appearance, enhance the skin's texture, stimulate collagen production, help reduce acne scars and hyperpigmentation, you probably need to try a Microneedling treatment.

This treatment is minimally invasive and requiring downtime is about 3–5 days. You'll experience slight redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure. Your skin may feel swollen and dry or some minor peeling or flaking. On day 5, your skin should start to return to its usual tone.

The benefits of Microneedling are to improve skin tone and texture and increase collagen, reduce acne scars and pigmentation. Your skin is getting smoother, firmer, more toned skin, and radiate.

The procedure usually takes 45-60 minutes. Some people need 4-6 treatments to see a difference.

First, you'll get a numbing cream on your face for 30 -45 minutes before Microneedling, so you can't feel the needle pricks. Then an esthetician, doing the procedure, will move a pen-shaped tool with tiny needles around your face. The needles make minor wounds in your skin, which causes a bit of bleeding or redness. Your esthetician may then apply a sterilized serum or calming treatment.

Microneedling treatment isn't a good idea for people who've had an active skin infection (cold sores or warts), active acne, keloid scarring, or an unstable skin type. It could make the condition worse.

You may not be the right candidate for the Microneedling procedure if you are:

  • Pregnant

  • Have certain skin diseases, like psoriasis, eczema

  • Have open wounds

  • Blood disease or disorder

  • You're taking an anticoagulant (blood-thinning) medication

  • Have a history of cancer

After treatment, you need to make sure you keep your skin well hydrated and use non-comedogenic products and sunscreen. Avoid using harsh or abrasive products or products with alcohol until the skin has fully recovered from treatment. During 24 hours, avoid direct sun exposure, gym, sauna because sweating can increase inflammation.

If you are the ideal candidate for Microneedling treatment, make an appointment for a FREE consultation with your esthetician. Read more ...

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