Microneedling uses sterile micro needles to create controlled microchannels in the top layer of the skin in an effort to harness the body's natural method of healing itself and encourage new collagen-rich tissue to be made. The treatment can minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, pore size, acne scarring and stretch marks. It can also improve overall skin quality and texture.
To help minimize discomfort, a topical anesthetic is applied prior to treatment. Once the numbing has taken effect the product is removed and the procedure begins. Most clients say that it feels like a gentle vibration but some people experience sensitivity along their upper lip and forehead area.
Immediately following the treatment, people often feel like they have a mild sunburn. The skin feels warm and tight and will appear pink to mildly red. This typically subsides within a few hours but for some, it may last a day or two. While the treatment is what stimulates new collagen production, the aftercare is possibly more important than the procedure itself. The week following the treatment it’s vital to protect, hydrate and feed your skin. Without proper care, inflammation can be prolonged reducing the benefits of the treatment and potentially causing pigmentation issues.