What is Microneedling Good For?
- Acne Scars
- Age Spots (also called “sun spots”)
- Fine Lines and Wrinkles
- Large Pores
- Other Types of Scars
- Reduced Skin Elasticity
- Uneven Skin Tone
Who is a Good Candidate for Microneedling?
- Are pregnant
- Are immunosuppressed
- Have open wounds
- Have keloid scars
- Have certain skin diseases, such as eczema or psoriasis
- Recently had radiation therapy
What Happens at a Microneedling Consultation?
How to Prepare for Microneedling
- Avoid taking blood thinners or anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen
- Avoid applying or taking Retin-A medication, Retinols, Vitamin A creams, and other topical medications
- Do not exfoliate your skin or get a chemical peel two weeks before your first treatment
- Do not apply any makeup, lotion, or sunscreen on your face on the day of your appointment
- Wash your face with a gentle cleanser before your appointment
How Does Microneedling Work?
What to Expect After Microneedling
What Not to Do After Microneedling
- Avoid exercising, performing strenuous activities, jacuzzis, and saunas for 48 hours to avoid sweating
- Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, sun tanning, and tanning beds for at least two weeks
- Do not take any anti-inflammatory medications for one week
- Do not apply ice to your face or use it near the treatment area
- Do not wash your face for at least four to six hours after microneedling
- Do not use any Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acid, Retinol (Vitamin A), Vitamin C (in a low pH formula), or anything perceived as ‘active’ skincare