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IVY Integrative / Services / Microneedling


Dr. Evan Snow


Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
Chinese Herbalist

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a device with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin. This process is also known as collagen induction therapy. The idea behind microneedling is to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which are proteins that help the skin look youthful and firm.

The tiny punctures created by the microneedles trigger the skin's natural healing process, leading to the formation of new collagen and elastin. This can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks. Microneedling can also help the skin absorb topical treatments more effectively, as the punctures create channels that allow the products to penetrate deeper into the skin.

Overall, microneedling is used to rejuvenate the skin, improve its texture and tone, and reduce the appearance of scars and other skin imperfections.

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What can microneedling do for you?

Microneedling can offer several benefits for your skin, including:

  1. Improving skin texture and tone: Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores, resulting in smoother, more even skin.

  2. Reducing scars: It can help improve the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, and other types of scars by stimulating collagen production and promoting skin regeneration.

  3. Enhancing skin firmness and elasticity: Microneedling stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining skin firmness and elasticity.

  4. Minimizing hyperpigmentation: The treatment can help reduce the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation, resulting in a more even skin tone.

  5. Improving the absorption of skincare products: The microchannels created during microneedling can enhance the absorption of topical skincare products, allowing them to penetrate deeper into the skin and be more effective.

  6. Overall skin rejuvenation: Microneedling can help rejuvenate the skin, giving it a more youthful and radiant appearance.

It's important to note that individual results may vary, and multiple sessions may be needed to achieve the desired results.

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What does a microneedling appointment entail?

During a microneedling treatment, you can expect the following steps:

  1. Preparation: Your session will start with a skin cleansing massage and an application of numbing cream to minimize any discomfort during the procedure.

  2. Microneedling: Our Doctor of Acupuncture will use a handheld device with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. The depth of the needles can be adjusted based on your skin's needs and the areas being treated.

  3. Application of serums or topical treatments: Serums, growth factors, or other topical treatments tailored to your skin goals will be applied to your skin. These can now penetrate deeper into the skin due to the microchannels created by the needles.

  4. Post-treatment care: Avoid sun exposure, skincare products, makeup, and strenuous exercise for a few days following treatment.

  5. Recovery: The recovery time after microneedling is typically short. You may experience some redness and mild swelling immediately after the procedure, but this usually subsides within a few days. You can usually resume your normal activities the day after treatment.

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