Frequently Asked Questions
What is Microneedling?
The insertion of very short fine needles into the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation. This can be done using a Microneedling pen (most effective), roller, or dermastamp.
The microneedles create a small wound and the skin will respond with collagen production and new skin cells.
Depending on the depth of the needle penetration, this can offer skin rejuvenation levels form the simple enhancement of product absorption to the clinical treatment of scars and wrinkles
What is Microneedling FOR:
It is used to treat and improve conditions like
Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Allows 3,000% MORE product absorption!!
How Many Treatments Do I Need?
These treatments are not a quick fix. They are natural and can last years without maintenance.
For best results, at least 4-6 treatments are recommended & must be booked about 4 weeks apart.
Results can be seen about 2 weeks after a treatment.
What are the side effects of Microneedling:
Side Effects Typically Include:
Skin will be pink or red and may feel warm, like mild sunburn, tight and itchy, which usually subside in 12 to 24 hrs
Minor flaking or dryness of the skin, with scab formation in rare cases.
Crusting, discomfort, bruising and swelling may occur.
It is possible to have a cold sore flare if you have a history of outbreaks.
Freckles may lighten temporarily or permanently disappear in treated areas.
Infection is rare but if you see any signs of tender redness or puss notify our office immediately.
Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) rarely occurs and usually resolves itself after a month.
Permanent scarring (less than 1%) is extremely rare.
Who Microneedling is NOT for:
Absolute Contraindications: Accutane within 6 months, Scleroderma, collagen vascular disease, or cardiac abnormalities, rosacea, blood clotting problems, platelet abnormalities, anticoagulation therapy (i.e.: Warfarin), facial cancer, past and present, chemotherapy, steroid therapy, dermatological diseases affecting the face (i.e. Porphyria), diabetes and other chronic conditions, active bacterial or fungal infections, immune-suppression, scars less then 6 months old and Botox/facial fillers in the past 2-4 weeks.
Treatment is not recommended for patients who are pregnant or nursing.
Precautions: keloid or raised scarring, eczema, psoriasis, actinic keratosois, and herpes simplex