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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a non-surgical cosmetic procedure that involves creating tiny, controlled injuries on the skin’s surface using fine needles. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural healing response, promoting collagen and elastin production, and improving skin texture and appearance.

How Does Microneedling Work?

During a microneedling session, a trained medical professional uses a specialized device equipped with fine needles to create precise punctures on the skin’s surface. These micro-injuries trigger the release of growth factors, which stimulate collagen and elastin production. As a result, the skin becomes firmer, more elastic, and displays an overall improvement in tone and texture. Microneedling may also be used as a method of delivering medications deeper into the skin.

The Benefits of Microneedling:
  • Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Microneedling effectively diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines by boosting collagen and elastin production, providing a smoother and more youthful complexion.
  • Improves Scars and Acne Marks: Microneedling is effective at minimizing the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks. By stimulating collagen growth, microneedling encourages the skin to heal and regenerate, stimulating a scar remodeling and therefore, reducing scar visibility.
  • Enhances Skin Texture and Tone: Uneven skin texture and tone can be improved through microneedling. The procedure promotes the production of new, healthy skin cells, resulting in a more even and vibrant complexion.
  • Increases Product Absorption: Microneedling creates micro-channels in the skin, facilitating the delivery of topical products into the dermis. This allows for deeper penetration of serums and bleaching agents to improve their effectiveness.
  • Minimally Invasive with Minimal Downtime: Unlike more invasive treatments, microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime. Most patients experience mild redness and temporary sensitivity immediately after the treatment, but these effects typically subside within a few days.
Microneedling Process and Aftercare:
  • Consultation: Prior to the procedure, you’ll have a consultation with a medical professional who will assess your skin condition, discuss your goals, and determine the most suitable treatment plan.
  • Procedure: During the microneedling session, a numbing cream may be applied for approximately 1 hour to ensure your comfort. The medical professional will use a sterile device to create controlled micro-injuries on your skin, targeting specific areas of concern.
  • Aftercare: Following the procedure, it’s essential to follow instructions for post-treatment care. This includes avoiding sun exposure, using gentle skincare products, and applying moisturizers or serums as recommended.
Safety and Considerations:

Microneedling is generally safe when performed by a trained professional. However, certain individuals, such as those with active skin infections, severe acne, or bleeding disorders, may not be suitable candidates for the procedure. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified medical professional who will assess your eligibility and provide personalized advice.


Microneedling has emerged as a popular and effective treatment option for individuals seeking to rejuvenate their skin and address various dermatological concerns. By stimulating the body’s natural healing response, this minimally invasive procedure offers a range of benefits, including the reduction of wrinkles, scars, and improvement in skin texture and tone. If you think that you may benefit from microneedling, we recommend scheduling a consultation so that we can assess your specific needs, provide personalized treatment recommendations, and guide you through the process.

Consult with our esthetician, Lisa Styop, to explore how microneedling can unlock the secret to your radiant, youthful-looking skin.