• 09 DEC 20
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    What Is Microneedling?

    What Is Microneedling?

    Microneedling is a procedure that uses a bunch of tiny needles to puncture the very first layer of skin. This process works to rejuvenate your skin by
    boosting collagen production, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and elevates the overall texture of your skin.

    Benefits of Microneedling

    • Enhances texture of skin
    • Stimulates collagen production
    • Can help reduce scars and hyperpigmentation
    • Can reduce the appearance of wrinkles

    How to Prepare for Microneedling

    If you’re using any intense topical treatments (such as those containing retinol), you’d be wise to discontinue use a few days before your microneedling treatment. Harsh products could aggravate the skin, so milder is the key.

    You should avoid using retinol at least 48 hours prior. Also, direct sun exposure for about three days prior and three days following should be avoided.

    You should arrive to your appointment with clean, dry skin (if not, the technician will wash your face so it’s clean before the procedure). Next, you’ll likely be slathered in numbing cream, so the pain won’t be quite so intense.

    Does it hurt?

    After letting the numbing cream seep into the skin for a half-hour, it doesn’t hurt. In terms of pain, you experienced a tolerable treatment that lasts all of 20 minutes. Usually the forehead, hairline, and jawline areas were more sensitive than other areas.

    After the microneedling, the procedure is followed up with a soothing serum and hydrating face mask.

    You may experience redness and there may be some areas of pinpoint bleeding. A couple of hours later, you’re pretty much back to normal, and the next day, you can resume your normal skincare and normal activities.

    The Final Takeaway

    Studies show that your topical products are more deeply penetrating after microneedling.

    Rest assured that while most people come for the cosmetic benefits, you’ll most certainly notice other benefits as well!

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