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Microneedling FAQ's

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MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT DETAILS

Before the microneedling treatment, a numbing cream is applied to the skin. This helps to minimize the pain associated with the procedure. Patients undergoing minimally penetrative treatments often compare it to microdermabrasion. 
 
After the procedure is performed, most patients experience redness and sensitivity. The skin may feel warm to the touch, some people feel like they have a mild sunburn. patients should not touch the skin. Be sure to wear sunscreen at all times. Most symptoms go away within 24 hours or less.
 
The full results of your first microneedling procedure will be visible within two to four weeks. To maximize results, however, patients typically need to undergo multiple treatments. The number of treatments depends on the patient's particular skin needs, but most people achieve their desired results in three to eight sessions. Combining the results with topical retinol or laser treatments can speed up the process and enhance results.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling can be administered to almost all skin types. Our medical estheticians or Nurse Practitioner will advise you on the different Microneedling options that best suits you for your desired results.
 
Shorter needle penetration is used for lighter treatments and deeper penetration is used for more aggressive treatments. Short needle penetration is ideal for patients who wish to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles. Longer needle penetration is used for patients who wish to diminish the appearance of deeper scarring and moderate wrinkles.

 

While microneedling is a very safe procedure, there are some people who should avoid it. Patients should not undergo microneedling treatment if they have used Botox in the last two weeks or the acne medication Accutane in the last six months. Microneedling should also be avoided if you have difficulty healing from wounds, are currently taking anticoagulant medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

 







 
MICRONEEDLING RESULTS
some of the most common results are:
~ Tighter, lifted skin due to the collagen production
~ Minimized pore size
~ Improvement with fine lines and wrinkles
~ Reduction of acne scars
~ Reduction of surgical scarring and stretchmarks
~ Improvement in hair loss due to alopecia
 
Microneedling is safe on most skin types

 

While microneedling is a very safe procedure, there are some people who should avoid it. Patients should not undergo microneedling treatment if they have used Botox in the last two weeks or the acne medication Accutane in the last six months. Microneedling should also be avoided if you have difficulty healing from wounds, are currently taking anticoagulant medications, or are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

If you have active acne regular microneedling should be avoided and you would then be a candidate for the Virture RF treatment which is safe on acne as well as treating it.

 

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