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

Before & After Result