Microneedling is a treatment in which a pen with multiple needles is glided across the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation. It can be used to treat skin concerns such as acne scars, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation or a number of other skin conditions.
How it works
Microneedling uses a pen-shaped device armed with fine needles to make minuscule, evenly spaced punctures in the skin. The small wounds created by the needling devices, which sometimes allow a pinprick of blood to rise to the surface, induce the skin to start a wound healing response. The body rushes to patch up the injury by growing fresh collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are what give your skin its strength and ability to stretch and make it appear more youthful.
Microneedling is what is referred to as a type of fractional treatment, in which only a fraction of the surface of the skin is affected, leaving skin unharmed around each micro-wound. This allows for rapid healing and a short recovery time associated with the procedure.
One hour prior to treatment, the client’s skin will be thoroughly cleansed and numbed with a topical numbing agent. The microneedling treatment itself will last 30-45 minutes and the client should experience little to no discomfort.
Immediately after your treatment, you will look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn and your skin may feel warm and tighter than usual. You may also notice some slight swelling; both are normal and should subside after 1 to 2 hours and will normally diminish within the same day or 24 hours. You may see slight redness after 24 hours but only in minimal areas or spots.
Prior to your treatment, your technician will apply a topical numbing cream to ensure optimal comfort during your treatment. Microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones.