What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is the process of creating controlled micro-injuries to the upper layers of the skin. As a result of the body's natural wound healing process the skin responds by making new plump collagen rich tissue. Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that can help with issues such as acne scarring, wrinkles, and stretch marks. At Begin with Skin Medspa we use the SkinPen which is the first and only FDA approved microneedling device.
How long does it take?
The average microneedling treatment takes about 30 minutes with little down time.
Does it hurt?
A numbing cream is applied to the skin for 5 minutes to make the treatment relaxing and comfortable.
What conditions does Microneedling treat?
Microneedling can rejuvenate aging skin and helps improve the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. Improvement can also be seen with excess pigmentation.
How to I prepare for my microneedling treatment?
What can I expect after the treatment?
To ensure the proper healing environment, be certain to observe the following:
When will I see a difference in my skin?
Collagen takes on average 30-90 days to start to regenerate. Your skin will look refreshed and brighter 3-7 days post appointment with continuous improvement seen over several months. A series of 3 microneedling treatments spaced four weeks apart is recommended for optimal results.
Contraindications to microneedling with SkinPen?
We will review your health history with you to ensure that you are a candidate for microneedling. Here is a list of contraindications: