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Microneedling, is it for you?

Perhaps you have heard the latest buzz on what is sweeping the Medical Aesthetics field. It has become the newest anti-aging service to the public. If you haven’t guessed yet, it is called Microneedling.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses small, sterilized needles to prick the skin. The purpose of this treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue to smooth, firm, and tone skin. Microneedling is used to encourage collagen production by taking advantage of the body’s natural healing response.

Microneedling is minimally invasive, requiring little to no downtime. It is considered safe for most people who are in overall good health.

What are the benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling has gained popularity for it growing list of benefits. It is said to rejuvenate and plump the skin with minimal discomfort and can be adjusted to fit each person’s needs.

Benefits of Microneedling can include:

Reducing the appearance of scars, including acne scars Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Reducing enlarged pores Reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, or dark spots Smoothing uneven skin tone

What happens during Microneedling?

After your skin is cleansed, a numbing cream such as lidocaine is applied approximately 30 minutes before the procedure is performed. Next, your Aesthetician or health care provider uses a hand-held electric tool with tiny needles that pulse up and down to puncture the skin. The length of the needles can be adjusted. Longer needles go deeper into the skin, which might be necessary for deep scars or pockmarks from acne.

You may feel warmth or a scratching sensation on your face once the microneedling starts. Deep microneedling might cause a little bleeding. Each session may last about 30 minutes depending on the area treated.

In just an hour you can be back to work or play without down time or pain.

What can I expect after Microneedling?

You can experience minor redness and irritation for a few days following the procedure. Some people also have dry, flaking skin that improves with moisturizer.

A typical patient recommendation is a series of 3 treatments spaced one month apart, however that can vary based on individual needs. A once-a-year treatment may be recommended for maintenance.

Results will appear over the next several months.

What safety tips should I know before microneedling?

The FDA regulates microneedling products that are medical devices to make sure they are safe and work as claimed. Not all microneedling products are medical devices. The FDA has not authorized any microneedling medical devices for over-the-counter sale. The FDA recommends that this service be performed by a certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon or an aesthetician under a doctor’s supervision.

Microneedling is not suitable for everyone, so it’s important to talk to a health care provider if you have:

Active acne or use certain acne medications.

Cancer and are receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Moderate to severe psoriasis or eczema

Frequent rashes (contact dermatitis) or cold sores.

Here at FAB Studio (Face.Art.Beauty) we use an effective numbing cream pre-treatment and a specialized face mask post treatment to further enhance your comfort. In addition, we utilize the VybeRF which is the latest version of the proven microneedling system with Radio Frequency by Virtue. The new robotic precise handpiece delivers precise and comfortable treatments every time. No other system has the technology or reputation of the VybeRF.