What you need to know about Microneedling

Microneedling is a collagen booster. We use it to prevent and improve wrinkles, minimize pore size, even skin tone, and fade scars. It works by creating tiny, controlled micro-injuries that stimulate your body’s healing response. Since the needle pricks are so small, the overall integrity of the skin stays intact. This means minimal downtime and a lower chance of side effects. Microneedling is safe in all skin types.

Microneedling with or without PRP                               

We can add to the benefits by microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP). PRP is a component of your own blood. To get it, we draw your blood and then spin it in a special centrifuge. The red blood cells sink to the bottom and a clear gold fluid rises to the top. This “liquid gold” is chock full of platelets and growth factors that amplify healing, collagen production and remodeling.

When you say “minimal downtime”…

We mean expect 1-3 days of redness decreasing to a pink, some swelling in the first 2 days, then followed by slight peeling for 2-5 days. Expect to see visible improvement at the end of the first week.

Microneedling is not something you need to take time off for. The after effects are similar to having a sunburn. You can even apply makeup the next day after the procedure. But please choose a healthy makeup that won’t clog your pores. Mineral based makeup is best!

Please don’t DIY for this procedure

Microneedling is a controlled micro injury to the skin using a high speed device to quickly and precisely inject about a dozen tiny needles into the skin, all the way down to the dermis. When your body heals from these micro-injuries it stimulates collagen and elastin production, and over the course of 6 weeks you see tighter, smoother, and younger looking skin. This is considered a medical procedure, and should only be performed in medical settings.

Microneedling is worth the hype and buzz, but make sure you have a professional perform the treatment.

For Microneedling appointments with Dr. Maryann Mikhail, please call our office at 954-666-3736.