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Micro-Needling

Microneedling, also known as percutaneous collagen induction, is a minimally invasive procedure that involves superficial controlled puncturing of the skin at a set depth with fine needles that create channels in the skin. It is a 30-60 minute office visit and a topical anesthetic is used.

The results: is smoother, firmer, and younger-looking skin.

Microneedling has been used to treat a wide variety of conditions including:

• Scars (acne, surgical, traumatic)
• Striae (stretch marks)
• Enlarged pores
• Transdermal drug delivery
• To improve overall skin textura

What happens during microneedling?

Our team cleans your skin and applies a numbing cream or ointment, such as lidocaine cream. They do this about 15 minutes before your procedure, so the ointment has time to work.

Next, we use an electric tool (MD Pen) to make the wounds in your skin. The electric pen has tiny needles. Then we roll it slowly and gently across your skin. The needles pulse up and down to puncture your skin. We can change the length of the needles on the electric pen device. Longer needles go deeper into your skin, which might be necessary if you have deep scars or pockmarks from acne. Needle lengths can range from 0.5 millimeters to 2 millimeters.

You might feel warmth or a scratching sensation on your face once the microneedling starts. Some people feel discomfort if the needles are near bony areas, such as your forehead. Deep microneedling might cause a little bleeding.

A microneedling procedure can take anywhere from 30 minutes to few hours, depending on the size of the area that needs treatment.

Side Effects:

After the procedure, the skin may be red and flushed in appearance, similar to moderate sunburn. In the treatment area, skin tightness and mild sensitivity may also be experienced.

These side effects will diminish within a few hours following treatment and over the next 24 hours. After 3 days, there will be little evidence that the procedure has taken place.

Who shouldn’t have microneedling?

• Acne or are taking medication for acne.
• Blood disorders or are on anticoagulants (drugs that prevent blood clots).
• Cancer and are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
• Frequent skin rashes (contact dermatitis) or cold sores.
• Keloidal tendency (your skin forms hard, raised scars).
• Moles, freckles, skin tags or other growths that change in size or shape or bleed.
• Skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis.

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