Microblading Q & A
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that rejuvenates your skin using very fine needles called microneedles. When microneedles gently puncture your skin, they trigger the body’s healing process, which includes producing two proteins, collagen, and elastin.
Your skin naturally synthesizes both proteins, where collagen imparts strength and elastin makes skin resilient. As you age, however, their production declines, contributing to loose skin and wrinkles.
Microneedling boosts these structural proteins, so the new skin that grows in to replace your old skin is stronger and better toned.*
What skin conditions improve with microneedling?
The team at Avante Laser & MediSpa can use microneedling to treat any part of your body, but it’s often used to fight signs of aging on the face, neck, décolletage, arms, and hands. The procedure effectively diminishes the appearance of:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Brown spots
- Skin hyperpigmentation
- Large pores
- Stretch marks
What are the benefits of SkinPen® microneedling?
The SkinPen is a state-of-the-art, FDA-cleared microneedling device. Microneedling tools typically roll the microneedles over your skin, but the SkinPen is different.
It delivers tiny needle pricks vertically, which means it’s more precise and can treat small areas that bulky rollers can’t reach, such as the contours around your nose and mouth.
Your provider at Avante Laser & MediSpa can adjust the length of the needles to customize your treatment, depending on your skin thickness and type. The SkinPen controls needle action using a medical-grade motor that creates the micro-injuries at a rapid pace.
What should you expect during a SkinPen microneedling procedure?
Your provider applies a topical anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Treatment takes 30-60 minutes, depending on the amount of skin and number of areas treated.
Most patients have minimal swelling and redness following their microneedling procedure. These side effects may fade within 24 hours for some patients, but most find that their skin is back to normal in two to four days.
Skin care after microneedling helps minimize swelling and boosts healing, so you’ll receive product recommendations and specific instructions about how to use them on your skin.
If you’d like to know whether microneedling can improve your skin problems, schedule a consultation. Call Avante Laser & MediSpa or book an appointment online.
*Individual results may vary.