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MICRONEEDLING BASICS

Updated: Apr 20, 2023



What is it? Do I need it? What will it do for me? Cost. Time. Sessions.


Microneedling…… What’s that? Well, the fancy term is “collagen induction therapy.” It’s a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that uses a device with tiny needles to create small punctures on the skin's surface. The tiny needles are the reason for the term MicroNeedling. In response to those tiny punctures, the body's natural healing response promotes collagen production. Increased collagen under the skin can improve the appearance of a wide range of skin concerns.

First, let me explain the kinds of skin problems that can be solved or improved with microneedling. Then I’ll explore some of the benefits that might be just what you’re looking for. In addition to treating specific skin concerns, microneedling can improve the overall health and appearance of the skin.

As always, if you have questions about microneedling OR platelet rich plasma (PRP) treatments and whether or not they are good options for you, contact us.

Fine Lines & Wrinkles


As we age, our skin naturally loses collagen starting in our 20’s! This can lead to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Microneedling can help to stimulate collagen production and minimize the appearance of these signs of aging. The treatment can be especially effective for fine lines around the eyes and mouth, and even the wrinkles on the forehead and between the eyebrows that become more prominent with age. Regular treatments can help to maintain the skin's youthful appearance.

Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is a long word that simply means the dark spots or patches on the skin that can be caused by different things from sun exposure and hormonal changes to skin injuries. Microneedling can help to improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation by breaking up the excess melanin that causes discoloration. The treatment can also help to stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin cells, which can lead to a brighter, more even complexion.

Large Pores

Enlarged pores can be a frustrating skin concern that can also be difficult to treat. Microneedling can help to reduce the appearance of large pores by stimulating collagen production and tightening the skin. The treatment can also help to improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.

Acne Scars

Acne is a common skin problem that affects millions of people worldwide. It’s not uncommon for people who struggle with acne to have acne scars that can be difficult to treat. Microneedling can be an effective treatment option for improving the appearance of acne scars. The treatment breaks up bands under the skin and stimulates the body's natural production of collagen, which helps to fill in the pitted scars and smooth out the skin's texture. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results.

Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are a common skin concern that sometimes result from pregnancy, weight gain, or puberty. Microneedling can be an effective treatment for improving the appearance of stretch marks by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin regeneration. Multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve optimal results.



Benefits of Microneedling

Improved Collagen Production

Collagen is a critical component of healthy skin, helping to keep it firm, smooth, and elastic. Microneedling stimulates collagen production, which can lead to a firmer, more youthful-looking complexion.

Increased Product Absorption

The tiny punctures created during microneedling can help to increase the absorption of skincare products, making them more effective. The product and platelets administered to the skin during the treatment are easily absorbed and lead to better results.

Minimally Invasive

Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment that does not require any incisions or surgery. This means that there is minimal downtime and few side effects associated with the procedure. We place a topical numbing cream on the face for 30 minutes, so patients don’t experience any pain during the procedure. At VITAFLOW WELLNESS, we provide a complimentary peptide mask to cool the skin, decrease redness from the procedure, and expedite healing. After the numbing cream has worn off you are likely to feel like you have a sunburn. Your skin may feel hot and tight for 12-24 hours. We will provide healing skin care products to take home. Also ask about our Hydration Mist to cool your skin for comfort.

Versatility

Microneedling can be used to treat a wide range of skin concerns, from acne scars to fine lines to hyperpigmentation. This versatility makes it a popular treatment option for people who are looking to improve the overall health and appearance of their skin.

Overall, microneedling is a safe and effective treatment option for improving the appearance of a wide range of skin concerns. Whether you are struggling with acne scars, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, stretch marks, or large pores, microneedling can help to improve your skin's texture, tone, and overall health. The treatment is minimally invasive, versatile, and offers a range of benefits, including improved collagen production, increased product absorption, and minimal downtime.


If you are considering microneedling, a key first step is to consult with an experienced skincare professional at VITAFLOW WELLNESS to determine if it is the right treatment option for you. With proper care and maintenance, microneedling can help you achieve the beautiful, healthy-looking skin you want. Healthy skin can build confidence and support the happy lifestyle you’re working to have.




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