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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Microneedling? 

Microneedling is a procedure that is specifically designed to invoke the healing response in your skin by causing micro-trauma in a targeted way. Don't worry, it doesn't hurt as we use a topical to numb prior! During the treatment, we use a pen with a small head that contains 9+ needles that vibrate at high power, and at certain depths, to pierce the superficial layer of your skin thousands of times over a few seconds. These small and controlled abrasions go into your epidermis and even the upper layers of the dermis to stimulate the healing response in your skin, which results in increased collagen formation & elastin formation!

What are the benefits?

Increases collagen & elastin formation

  • Collagen & elastin are two components of the skin that give your skin a "plump" look. Starting at around the age of 30, this collagen starts to degrade naturally & that's when you start noticing slight changes & sagging in your skin.​​ 

Reduces acne scarring and pock marks 

  • When you have any sort of scarring, your body naturally undergoes a process called fibrosis. This is good when healing, because it makes everything bond together, but beneath the skin the adhesive is so strong that it can literally pull the skin down & create pock marks or scarring on the surface of the skin. The procedure helps to break up the adhesive & fibrosis underneath the skin, which allows it to let go of the tenting & release the surface of the skin. Naturally, resulting in a smoother surface to your skin. ​​​​

Reduces hyper-pigmentation and evens skin tone​​

  • Hyper-pigmentation refers to the slight changes in your skin that can occur form inflammation, pimples, black heads, white heads, etc. Basically, any sort of skin​ problem results in changes in color to the underlying skin which doesn't match the surrounding skin-leaving it looking uneven & blotchy. It is speculated that microneedling increases the expression of matrix mealloproteinases which reduces hyper-pigmenation. In addition, vitamin C is applied during the procedure & the combination has been shown to balance Melanin levels as well.​​

Reduces blackheads​ (Especially helpful for those who have PCOS or hormonal acne)

  • The thousands of micro-abrasions liberate & knock out black heads during the procedure. Immediately after, you will notice a reduction in the total volume.​​

Reduces fine lines & wrinkles​

  • Who doesn't want to look younger!? It has been shown that the small pin holes created by the thousands of needles​ break into the upper levels of the dermis and cause the release of growth factors to "repair" and "heal" from the microdamage that has been caused. Basically, your body is overreacting to the small trauma thinking that there is a bigger trauma and this healing process results in the release of growth factors that increase collagen and elastin levels.​ In addition to the stimulation of collagen the micro-trauma also results in the formulation of tons of little blood vessels which supply blood, oxygen and nutrients straight into the dermis. The combination of these changes results in a reduction in wrinkles, healing of photo-damage and tightening of existing skin - all of which makes you look younger!

Treats acne & cystic acne

  • Studies have shown that microneedling results in a reduction in sebum production & makes the skin less oily. 

Mechanically exfoliates 

  • Exfoliation refers to removing the upper surface of the epidermis, usually the stratum corneum (upper most skin layer where your dead cells live). When you remove this layer of the epidermis your skin immediately looks fresh & smooth!

Who is a good candidate?

Microneedling is incredible for anyone who wants to improve skin irregularities & look younger! Plus, it's safe on all skin types!

How much downtime should I expect?

You will look pink (similar to a sunburn) for 2-7 days approximately, but no worries because you can wear makeup in 24 hours! Within 2 weeks you will start to see a change that will continue for 3 months. Keep in mind; a single procedure will make a nice change, but a series of 3-6 treatments is ideal for optimal results.

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