Microneedling: What is It?

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While there are many cosmetic facial treatments available these days, microneedling is a multi-purpose treatment designed to address several common skincare needs including boosting collagen production and improve the look of fine lines and scarring, particularly acne scarring. This minimally-invasive treatment is performed in the office by one of our experienced aestheticians and requires no downtime. 

Microneedling works by creating controlled micro-injuries to the skin that stimulate the body's natural wound-healing process, which in turn boosts collagen and elastin production resulting in firmer, smoother skin. This treatment is especially beneficially for patients with acne scarring as it helps remodel the scar tissue while keeping the overall structure of the skin intact. 

The total time for the treatment takes around 90 minutes beginning with the application of a topical anaesthetic to reduce the chances of pain. Then the microneedling device is used to across the entire face to create those microinjuries and stimulate healing and collagen production. Patients are likely to experience some redness and irriation immediately following the procedure which will fade over next several days. This is the body's natural reaction to healing itself. You will begin to see results over the next several weeks. For best results, this procedure should be repeated several times, perhaps in combination with radiofrequency treatments or chemical peels. 

While this procedure is safe for mostly everyone, people who are pregnant, have certain skin diseases, open wounds, and cystic acne outbreaks may not be ideal candidates for microneedling. It is always best to schedule a free consultation to talk about microneedling with one of our aestheticians. 

Our office uses the SkinPen Precision microneedling device which is the only FDA-approved microneedling device available on the market so you know that you are getting the highest quality treatment in the safest and most reliable manner. 

We can't wait for you to try this popular treatment that keeps our clients coming back and happy with their results! 

Katie Rymon Katie is the office manager for Allure Medical Spa and Laser Center and the Continence Management Institute. She has two small children and in her free time enjoys running, reading, and baking.

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