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Microneedling

Tucson Microneedling

Microneedling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin.

How does Microneedling work?

Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture.Aging causes the breakdown and weakening of collagen in the skin, contributing to wrinkles and other signs of aging.Skin can also lose collagen due to injuries, such as acne scarring, stretch marks, or other scars.It is important to realize that microneedling is not a quick fix, as it involves the growth of new skin. It can take several months for a person to see the full results of the procedure.

How can Microneedling help me?

Microneedling creates thousands of tiny injuries to the skin. This triggers a healing response that releases a cascade of growth factors, which in turn boosts production of the body’s own collagen.
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Common Reasons for Microneedling

  • Large pores
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  • Wrinkles
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  • Scarring
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  • Acne
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  • Skin pigmentation issues
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  • Stretch marks
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  • Skin rejuvenation

What should I know before my appointment?

Drinks lots of water 24hrs before treatment!

Please refrain from wearing makeup the day-of your treatment.

If active breakouts occur in your treatment area, or if you are prone to cold sores, please let us know before your treatment. Avoid prolonged sun exposure 24 hours prior to treatment. Stop taking RetinA or Retinol products 24 hours prior to treatment.

What to expect after Microneedling treatments?

Immediately after treatment, you will look like you have a sunburn. This is OK!

You’ll want to continue avoiding makeup for 24 hours. As well, avoid Alpha hydroxy, Beta hydroxy, Retinol or RetinA for at least 3 days post-treatment.

Drink lots of water and avoid direct sunlight for 48 hours. Refrain from exercise or strenuous activities for 24 hours.

Use a gentle cleanser for 72 hours and be careful to gently dry treated skin.

Always make sure to wash your hands before touching treated areas.

Am I a candidate for Microneedling?

The microneedling procedure is safe for all skin colors and types

Microneedling Before & After

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Microneedling FAQ

You can treat virtually any area of the face and body with this versatile method. We provide patients with microneedling on the face, neck, décolletage, belly area, hands, thighs, and more!

Most patients tolerate the procedure very well with little to absolutely no pain at all. If you do need some pain relief, you can take over-the-counter pain and inflammation remedies in oral form.

This also varies per patient but the minimum recommended to see results is 4 with an average of 4-6 treatments needed for optimal correction.

Most people experience redness during and after the procedure, like a mild sunburn. This is expected and encouraged because it means inflammation has occurred and the healing process is initiated.
Dry skin, burning, itching, peeling and tenderness are also possible post-procedure, and if post-treatment instructions are followed these should all be temporary.

Microneedling is very commonly used for acne scars and can be used for scars all over the body. The micro-punctures cause tissue remodeling and over time scars will lighten, flatten and become smaller after a series of treatments.

Microneedling Treatment Timeline

Initial Visit
Followup Treatment
Maintenance
First Treatment
4 Weeks
Every 4 Weeks

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