What is Microneedling?

Q: What is microneedling?

A: Microneedling is the use of tiny nee­dles that cre­ate micro-chan­nels in the skin. These micro-injuries” trig­ger your body’s heal­ing response pro­duc­ing col­la­gen and elastin to strength­en the under­ly­ing struc­ture. At the same time, this allows serums to pen­e­trate the skin for bet­ter results. 

Anal­o­gy: Pic­ture aer­at­ing your lawn. These lit­tle chan­nels allow you to fer­til­ize the lawn which cre­ates a strong root sys­tem that ulti­mate­ly pro­duces a stronger plant. Our goal is to cre­ate a strong sup­port sys­tem under our skin to pre­vent wrin­kling and tex­ture issues.

Q: What areas of the body can I treat?

A: Micro-needling can be used on all parts of the body, includ­ing the face, neck, décol­leté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

Q: Is microneedling painful? 

A: We numb the skin with lido­caine for 30 min­utes pri­or to treat­ment. This allows you to enjoy the treat­ment with no discomfort.

Q: What is the process of the microneedling pro­ce­dure? What can I expect dur­ing my visit?

A: After cleans­ing the skin, we apply lido­caine cream to the areas being treat­ed. After about 30 min­utes, we remove the numb­ing cream and apply an anti-aging serum to be nee­dled into the skin. The actu­al nee­dle depth will be deter­mined based on skin type and can be adjust­ed through­out the pro­ce­dure. After needling, we apply the anti-aging serum again and fin­ish with an anti-aging mask to cool and hydrate the skin.

This is a great treat­ment for those on the go, as there is vir­tu­al­ly no down­time. You can antic­i­pate a mild sun­burn feel­ing for a cou­ple of hours and pos­si­ble pink­ness for not more than 24 hours.

Q: How long does microneedling take?

A: The whole pro­ce­dure should take about 60 – 75 min­utes, depend­ing on the area(s) treated.

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