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What is microneedling?

Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It’s a non-surgical, minimally-invasive procedure which is designed to encourage the production of collagen, the compound that gives your skin its elasticity and strength. This is hugely beneficial in diminishing the impact of various conditions, including the following:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines

  • Enlarged pores

  • Uneven skin tone

  • Scarring

  • Acne

  • Pigmentation issues

The mechanism by which microneedling works is simple; tiny needles create a series of micro-tears in the top layer of your dermis, “tricking” your skin into thinking it has been injured. Your body’s natural response to this “injury” is to produce more collagen as a way of healing. The benefit of this is the creation of a stronger, more elastic layer of skin.

What can I expect?

Although the process may sound somewhat invasive, it is important to know that any discomfort is minor and superficial, and in any case, your skin will be prepared with a numbing cream to further reduce any discomfort. After the cream has been applied, and your skin cleaned using an antibacterial wash, the process begins. It usually takes approximately 30 minutes.

The procedure involves the placing of small needles across your skin. microneedling doctor uses special tools; the practitioner will position the tool for the greatest benefit, and at the end of the treatment, a soothing serum can be applied to the treated area. The facial skin is expected to show some redness for a few days after the treatment; this is a natural healing process and will subside, ideally giving way to a brighter complexion.

When will I see results?

This is something that you are best off asking the practitioner at the time of the treatment. Most people find that they experience impressive results within just weeks of their first course of microneedling, while others may require more than one treatment to get the most from the process. Results and exact treatment regimens vary from patient to patient.

What Should I Do Afterwards?

We highly recommend avoiding makeup for the rest of the day, however, if it is unavoidable, it won’t harm you to wear a little later that evening. We also recommend avoiding retinol or anything with highly active ingredients for a few days. Your specialist will send you home with a box of growth factor serum to reapply before bed as well as the following morning.

How Do the At-Home Dermarollers Compare?

While home microneedling is effective in maintaining results, we do not recommend it for a full treatment. Our advice is to get started at Sandy Dav Studios to find out exactly where your problem areas are and to help get you on the right track. Once you complete your treatment regimen with one of our specialists, feel free to use your at-home dermaroller for quick maintenance between touch-ups to extend the life of your micro-needling procedure.

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