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Micro-Needling FAQs

If you have bothersome acne scars, lines or wrinkles on your face, micro-needling may be the solution. Learn more by reading through some of the information below.

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What Can Micro-Needling Do For Me?

Micro-needling treatments result in an improvement in skin tone & texture, “glowing” skin, reduced pore size, improvement in acne scars and a reduction in fine lines & wrinkles, including smoker’s lines.  Micro-needling may also be used to treat hyperpigmentation, acne, hypertrophic scars and much more.

What Areas Can Micro-Needling Treat?

Micro-needling treatments can be done for a number of areas, the most common treatment areas include the face, neck and the hands.

How Long Does It Take To See Results From Micro-Needling?

Most patients see results after the first treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health. It is most common to begin to see true changes or positive results as soon as 1-2 weeks after the first treatment. Many patients comment on positive changes in even less time. (Often change is noted within just a few days.)

How Long Do The Results Of Micro-Needling Last?

Micro-needling produces results through the stimulation of growth factors and collagen, thereby promoting new skin cells to surface. As our skin ages, our collagen production naturally slows down. Your overall result will last longer when using an at home skin care regimen that includes daily Retinol use. New collagen & elastin formation in the skin are documented as visually and measurably improved as much as one year after just one treatment. However, a series of treatments is typically recommended for best results.

What Is The Method Of Application For Micro-Needling?

A sterile disposable needle cartridge, holding 12-36 micro needles is glided across the skin with the device that mechanically induces a micro injury to the desired depth chosen for your skin by your medical provider. Micro channels are created which allows topicals and serums to reach the true targeted areas, producing a much more effective result.

Will The Micro-Needling Hurt?

Prior to your treatment, a topical numbing agent is applied. Most people say they feel almost nothing after having been pretreated with a topical numbing agent.

Can I Use Makeup After Having My Micro-Needling Treatment?

Immediately after your treatment we recommend using only mineral based foundation, as it does not build bacteria. You may go back to your regular foundation 4 days post treatment.

What Will I Look Like Immediately After My Treatment?

Immediately after your treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. You may also experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the areas being treated. Post-treatment products are available in our office to minimize these symptoms and to enhance results.

Is There Any Downtime After A Micro-Needling Treatment?

Immediately after your treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin. Some patients are able to apply mineral makeup and go out to dinner the same day. You may notice some dryness and skin tightness during the first four days. Some patients may also experience peeling of the skin for 3-5 days after the treatment. Post-treatment products are available in our office to minimize these symptoms and to enhance results.