Skin Needling (Microneedling) FAQ

Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin This causes an inflammatory response in the skin which stimulates collagen regeneration in the dermis. As a result, microneedling treatment reduces fine and deep wrinkles, repairs visible scars, reverses sun damage and pigmentation, helps aging skin and reduces the appearance of large pores.  We use the SkinPen precision device- the First FDA-Cleared Microneedling device in the world.

What is the procedure like ?

The SkinPen Precision device creates controlled micro-injuries to stimulate the body’s natural wound-healing process, while minimizing cellular damage. The result: Effective remodeling of scar tissue, while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. Learn more about how microneedling triggers the three-stage wound-repair process.

Procedures take about 30-60 minutes, depending on the area treated and the desired results. Due to their non-invasive nature, microneedling sessions usually require little downtime.

How does Microneedling work?

Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. This causes an inflammatory response in the skin which stimulates collagen regeneration in the dermis.

How many sessions do I need?

The number of sessions will vary depending on the condition we are treating and your own body’s healing response. Most people see remarkable improvement after 3 to 6 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

How do I Preparation for my Treatment?

  • If you are prone to cold sores, you will need to take Valtrex or whichever medication your physician prescribes for Herpes Simplex outbreak suppression
  • If you have used isotretinoin, you must wait 6 months after discontinuing the medication before you can have a treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure or sunbeds 24 hours prior to treatment

Discontinue the use of topical products containing AHA’s, Retinol or Vitamin A for 24 hours prior to your microneedling treatment

What Should I do After My Treatment?

  • Avoid strenuous exercise or excessive perspiration for 72 hours. Excess blood flow and sweat can cause irritation and discomfort and compromise the healing process.
  • Strictly avoid sun exposure as you will not be wearing sunscreen for 24 hours post treatment. You may return to SPF use after 24 hours, but continue to minimize exposure for 72 hours.
  • You will be given post-care product & instructions to maximize your results and avoid complications

Microneedling/ Skin Pen AFTERCARE

CLEAN – Use a gentle cleanser and tepid water to cleanse the face for 72 hours post-treatment, and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area, and do not use any powered cleansing brushes for at least one week after your treatment.

HYDRATE – Following your Microneedling treatment, and as the skin starts to regenerate, collagen-stimulating peptides are ideal to maximize the effects of the stimulation already started by the procedure.

HEAL – We recommend serum antioxidants post-treatment, as its properties are ideal to help heal the skin by soothing and lessening irritation.

PROTECT – Immediately after the procedure, we will apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 25 or greater. You should continue to use sunscreen everyday-not only the days following your procedure-We recommend a chemical-free sunscreen.

    • To ensure the proper healing environment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol, Vitamin C, scrubs or anything perceived as “active” skincare for one week post treatment.
    • Makeup may be worn 72 hours following your treatment and should be applied only with clean or sterile applicators.
    • Avoid sweating pools, saunas and hot tubs for 72 hours following your procedure.
    • Avoid intentional and direct sunlight and/or tanning beds for at least 72 hours post treatment.

Before & After Result

Microneedling/ Skin Pen AFTERCARE

CLEAN – Use a gentle cleanser and tepid water to cleanse the face for 72 hours post-treatment, and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area, and do not use any powered cleansing brushes for at least one week after your treatment.

HYDRATE – Following your Microneedling treatment, and as the skin starts to regenerate, collagen-stimulating peptides are ideal to maximize the effects of the stimulation already started by the procedure.

HEAL – We recommend serum antioxidants post-treatment, as its properties are ideal to help heal the skin by soothing and lessening irritation.

PROTECT – Immediately after the procedure, we will apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 25 or greater. You should continue to use sunscreen everyday-not only the days following your procedure-We recommend a chemical-free sunscreen.

  • To ensure the proper healing environment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol, Vitamin C, scrubs or anything perceived as “active” skincare for one week post treatment.
  • Makeup may be worn 72 hours following your treatment and should be applied only with clean or sterile applicators.
  • Avoid sweating pools, saunas and hot tubs for 72 hours following your procedure.
  • Avoid intentional and direct sunlight and/or tanning beds for at least 72 hours post treatment.