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What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a skincare treatment that uses the principles of collagen induction therapy (CIT). It works by stamping the skin with very small needles and creating tiny, controlled wounds in the skin to jumpstart your body’s natural wound-healing process. During this process, the skin creates healthy new collagen to repair itself. Stimulating collagen can have excellent benefits for aging skin, as well as skin that has concerns like scarring, pigmentation, or sun damage.

Your Customized Microneedling Consultation

Microneedling is widely renowned as the most effective way to stimulate collagen and improve a wide variety of skin concerns. Microneedling is best combined with treatments like dermaplaning or chemical peels, as well as physician-grade skincare products which can be better absorbed into the skin after microneedling. During a consultation with our team, you’ll develop a personalized treatment package based on your unique goals, skin type, and concerns.

The Treatment Process

Microneedling is a quick treatment that can be performed right in our Pensacola office. To begin, you’ll discuss your goals with our team to determine the right treatment approach, depth, and coordinate skincare treatments. Once you’re ready, your skin will be numbed and cleansed. Then, the specialized handpiece will be applied to the skin to generate tiny channels. Once the full area has been treated, active ingredients will be applied so they can be absorbed into the deeper layers of the dermis. Once complete, your skin will be soothed and made ready for the rest of your day.

Recovery and Results

It’s extremely important to avoid sun exposure after microneedling. It’s normal to have some redness and sensitivity, so avoid any harsh products or treatment of the skin. Make sure to keep your skin hydrated and use only gentle, unscented products. It can take a few weeks for the effects of microneedling to emerge as the skin generates new collagen, but the result is noticeably brighter and healthier skin. Most patients benefit from an initial package of 3-4 microneedling treatments spaced about one month apart. However, you can return for maintenance treatments every 6-12 months to continually stimulate collagen and prevent aging signs. During a consultation, our team will give you a complete, personalized treatment schedule for the best results with microneedling.

Microneedling FAQs

Is microneedling painful?

Microneedling is uncomfortable, but we apply numbing to minimize pain. We also have a variety of other pain management resources to ensure your service is pain-free.

Are there any side effects with microneedling?

After microneedling you will have redness, swelling, bruising, and pinpoint bleeding. After 24 hours the skin will start to feel dry and rough, and you may still have small squares from the machine. These side effects may last 3-10 days.

How many microneedling sessions will I need?

Patients benefit the most from 3 treatments of microneedling.

How long do the results of microneedling last?

Results vary from person to person and depending on your goals.

When will I see the results of microneedling?

Results vary from person to person and depending on your goals.

What should I avoid after having microneedling done?

You should avoid the sun, sweating, swimming, massages, makeup, or products. Keeping the treatednarea clean is crucial to avoid infection and ensure optimal results.


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