Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure. It involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles. The small wounds cause your body to make more collagen and elastin, which heal your skin and help you look younger. You might also hear it called collagen induction therapy.
Microneedling may help with issues like: Acne, Hair loss (also called alopecia), Dark spots or patches on your skin (hyperpigmentation), Large pores, Reduced skin elasticity, Scars, Stretch marks, Sun damage, and Fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling is safe to use on any part of the body with the exception of the orbital rim (eyelids).
An automated, non-surgical microneedling device is used during the procedure designed for use by licensed healthcare professionals or individuals directed by practitioners. The device incorporates a sterile microneedle cartridge for single use only.
How should you prepare for a microneedling treatment?
• Avoid excessive sun exposure at least 24 hour prior to procedure
• Discontinue use of topical retinoids, hydroquinone, benzoyl peroxide 2 weeks prior to procedure
• Avoid exfoliating 3 days prior to procedure
• Avoid active breakouts or lesions prior to procedure
• No shaving on day of procedure
On Day of treatment
• Avoid using lotions, creams, make up or deodorant in treatment area
• Arrive with clean washed skin