All About Microneedling
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that aims to treat scar tissue, sagging skin, wrinkles, and pores by increasing collagen production.
Microneedling works by making controlled micro-injuries in the skin, which sends the body into a healing stage. During this stage the body naturally produces collagen.
It sounds scary—and it does involve needles piercing the skin—but the needles are very fine and short, and only mildly uncomfortable. And the advantages of the procedure greatly outweigh the disadvantages.
At Hope Esthetics a microneedling treatment begins with a consultation. We discuss your desired results, if microneedling is the right service for you, set up realistic expectation and a treatment time line. After this we begin with applying a topical numbing cream. Once the area is numb, your esthetician performs the microneedling treatment with a special microneedling pen. All of our needles are single use. and never used again! Vibrating microneedling pens use an automated stamping motion to create controlled injuries with tiny needles. The treatment takes about 30 minutes.
After the needling, we apply a skin-soothing or enhancing product based on the desired results, which will penetrate deeply into the skin because of the needles.
The treatment is fairly comfortable due to the topical numbing cream we apply! You might feel some tiny pin pricks, as some areas of the face are more sensitive than others.
The downtime is about 3–5 days. Some clients experience little to no down time. We describe the immediate reaction as similar to a sunburn feel. Your skin may feel tight, dry, swollen, or sensitive. On days 3–5, your skin should start to return to its normal tone and any swelling should subside, though there is still the possibility of some minor peeling or flaking.
While there are very few people who can't get microneedling, anyone with active acne breakouts, open wounds, cold sores, psoriasis, or eczema on the treatment area should not have microneedling.
Depending on your desired results, we recommend 4-6 treatments 2-4 weeks apart. After this we recommend maintaining results with treatment every 2-3 months.
If you are looking for a treatment option for scarring, acne scarring, stretch marks, wrinkles/ fine lines.. schedule a microneedling appointment at Hope Esthetics!