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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a relatively new minimally invasive therapeutic technique 
 that is very simple, safe and effective. The technique involves superficial and controlled micro injury of the skin with miniature fine needles used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. It was initially introduced for skin rejuvenation, however, now it is being used for a very wide range of indications including acne scar, acne, post-traumatic/burn scar, alopecia, skin rejuvenation,  hyperhidrosis, stretch marks, and many more concerns.

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Who is Microneedling For? 

Virtually anyone can safely receive microneedling because it is minimally invasive and doesn’t cause significant wounding of the skin. Even those with thin skin can undergo treatment since the depth of penetration can be finely controlled.  


The Benefits of Microneedling

Treatment is effective on many areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, legs, abdomen, and back.

Increases collagen by 200% 

Tightens the skin 

Plumps the skin 

Gets rid of fine and deep lines on the skin (forehead, smile lines, upper lip, eyes, etc) 

Reduces the appearance of stretch marks 

Reduces acne scars, surgical scars, keloids, indented scars, discolored scars 

Shrinks the pore size 

Evens out the skin tone 

Diminishes Sunspots

Powerful anti-inflammatory properties



Nourishes and Protects the Skin

Packed with omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids

Vitamins A, C, E, and D

-Antibacterial (Helps Combat Acne and Rosacea)


Contraindications for Microneedling

Collagen Induction Therapy


Cannot be done on tanned skin 
Retinol or Retin A use within 24 hrs prior treatment 
Sunburned skin 
Full blown rosacea 
Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis or eczema

Have open wounds

Recent radiation therapy

History of skin scars

Preperation for Microneedling

  • No Retin-A products or applications for 72 hours prior to treatment

  • No Auto-immune therapies or products 72 hours prior to treatment

  • No prolonged sun exposure or sunburns to the treatment area 72 hours prior to treatment

Before the procedure, a consultation will be done so we may talk about ways you can prepare so you have the best possible outcome. You may need to stop using topical retinoids, taking certain medications, such as ibuprofen and those for acne treatment, well in advance of the procedure. Doing so may reduce the risk of certain side effects.


What to expect after Microneedling?

Microneedling isn’t invasive like plastic surgery, so the recovery time is minimal. 

You may notice skin irritation and redness within the first few days following the procedure. This is a natural response to the small “injuries” made by the needles in your skin.

You can go back to work or school after the procedure if you’re comfortable. 

Immediately after the procedure, your skin professional will apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB, SPF 25 or greater sunscreen to your skin. Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so sunscreen is a must.  We recommend a chemical-free sunscreen.

To maintain the results of your treatment, you’ll need multiple sessions and perhaps other complementing treatments. Your Esthetician will advise you on the best plan of action based on your individual goals.


After Care Instructions

  • Use a gentle cleanser and warm water to cleanse the face for 72 hours post-treatment, and gently dry the treated skin. Always make sure your hands are clean when touching the treated area. 

  • We recommend that you do not apply makeup for 24 hours after the procedure. In addition, do not apply any makeup with a makeup brush, especially if the brush is not clean.

  • Your Esthetician will recommend Body Ethics Beauty Serum Antioxidants post-treatment, as its properties are ideal to help heal the skin by soothing and lessening irritation. As the skin starts to regenerate, Body Ethics Beauty collagen-stimulating peptides are ideal to maximize the effects of the stimulation already started by the micro-needling.  

  • Your skin may feel drier than normal. Hyaluronic Acid is an ideal ingredient you can use to hydrate and restore the skin back to perfect balance. 

  • Keep in mind that you should continue to use sunscreen everyday, not only the days following your procedure, as part of your skincare routine to protect your skin from sun damage and premature aging.

  • To ensure the proper healing environment, do NOT use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula) scrubs or anything perceived as “active” skincare for one week post treatment. Do not use any powered cleansing brushes for one week post treatment.

  • Avoid intentional and direct sunlight or tanning beds for 1-2 weeks

  • Do not go swimming for at least 72 hours post-treatment.

  •  Do not exercise or participate in strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment. Sweating and gym environments in general are harmful and filled with bacteria, which may cause adverse reactions in your skin. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How does it work?

Tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin, which then produces collagen and elastin. The process creates micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively, enhancing their effects in deeper layers on the skin.

What happens during treatment?

Though treatment is relatively painless, we have the option to apply a topical anesthetic cream twenty to thirty minutes before the procedure. This allows for a comfortable experience for most people. Generally, patients report feeling just the slight vibration of the device during the procedure. The total treatment time depends on which part of your body we are treating. For the face, a typical appointment takes about an hour.

Are there any risks or side effects?

Like all cosmetic procedures, microneedling isn’t without risk. The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure. You may also see redness for a few days. Contact us if you notice more severe side effects, such as: bleeding bruising infection peeling

What’s the Downtime?

Total healing time depends on the depth of needles used. On average, patients may experience redness for 1-3 days, but some heal completely in 24 hours. Most patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several weeks, and continue to improve up to 6 months. Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to your skin.

How many procedures are recommended?

The number of procedures required will be determined based upon your individual procedure goals and the overall health of your skin. Most clients receive a series of three procedures spaced about 4 - 6 weeks apart. We will develop a procedure and maintenance plan specific to you to help maintain the rejuvenating effects.