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Microneedling Q&A

Fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven pigmentation are something we will all face sooner or later. While aging is inevitable, that does not mean we cannot do so more gradually and gracefully.


Microneedling is an advanced, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that can help you maintain your youthful appearance longer. In this article, the professionals at Microblading by Samira answer the most asked questions about microneedling; read on to learn more.



What Is Microneedling and How Does It Work?


Collagen is essential to healthy youthful skin. It maintains skin volume and prevents the appearance of wrinkles. As we age, skin collagen decreases especially when living a stressful lifestyle, smoking, or spending too much time in the sun.


Microneedling seeks to use the body's natural healing mechanisms to boost collagen production again. It achieves this by using an electronic device to create micro-punctures in the skin. This triggers the body to produce regionally produce collagen, giving you a revitalized youthful appearance.


Microneedling can either be medical or cosmetic with each having its own purpose. Medical microneedling can only be performed by licensed professionals as it creates deeper punctures using medical-grade devices. This is beneficial for deeper scars and connective tissue issues.


The cosmetic procedures are still performed by trained professionals but because this is less invasive, you wouldn’t need a prescription or approval first. The cosmetic microneedling is best for those looking to enhance their appearance versus function.



What Are The Benefits?


Microneedling is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments worldwide. Some of the microneedling benefits are:


●     It helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles     

●     Microneedling can eliminate unsightly scars.       

●     It helps combat uneven skin tones and hyperpigmentation created by sun damage.

●     Microneedling helps tighten loose, sagging skin.

●     It reduces pore size which helps reduce some forms of acne breakouts.

●     Following a microneedling session, the skin is particularly receptive to creams and moisturizers leading to better product penetration.

●     It effectively reduces the appearance of stretch marks.   

●     Microneedling helps mask dilated blood vessels that can give you a flushed appearance.       



What Areas Can Be Treated?


In general, microneedling can treat wherever there is skin but is most used on the face. Because this treatment is effective for stretch marks, post-partum women often also get microneedling on their abdomens.



Is There Any Downtime?


Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure and most people do not require any downtime. You may notice redness and inflammation for 48-72 hours, but this is a normal part of the natural healing process and will subside on its own.


Following the treatment, your skin will be sensitive as well as susceptible to sunburns. We recommend avoiding direct sun exposure for at least 24 hours after the procedure. We also suggest using sunscreen (every day) and avoiding any high-chemically based moisturizers and makeups until your skin healed.



When Can You Start Seeing Results?


The body responds quickly to microneedling which means results will be seen within a day or two. You may need multiple sessions to maintain your results, but this depends on your personal goals and how well you can practice self-care. One of our professionals can help you decide what is best for you.



Schedule a Microneedling Session Today!


Aging is a natural process we all experience but thankfully we can now hold on to our youthful appearance a little longer. At Microblading by Samira, we utilize our expertise to help you feel your best. Call (778) 919-3355 or contact us here to schedule your life-changing microneedling session today.