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Most common Microneedling Answers to Questions we get in our plastic surgery office & medical spa

These are the most common Microneedling Answers to Questions we get in our plastic surgery office & medical spa!

Microneedling is a collagen-boosting, skin-perfecting treatment that has become a top request in spas. Here's some tidbits that everybody asks about. Hopefully you find them helpful.

  1. Are different types of microneedling?

Yes, there are different types of microneedling. Some treatments employ radio-frequency energy for enhanced results. Others rely solely on the wound-healing response from the tiny punctures into the skin (and the subsequent boost from powerful topicals applied post-treatment).

  1. Do people use growth factors with micro needling?

Microneedling of any kind is an opportunity to apply anti-aging products like growth factors that will penetrate better through the needle punctures I get deeper into your skin.

  1. Does it matter if I go out in the sun the same day?

Stay out of the sun and avoid scheduling any major events for a week. Let your skin heal a little bit.

  1. It has no downtime right? I'm gonna look perfectly normal right away?

Don’t worry if you look a little scary immediately afterwards, especially if you've had numbing medicine injected to completely numb youbecause you've had a very deep in session. It’s normal. The skin heals and you will love your results

  1. Everybody can get microneedling, right? Or are there certain people that should avoid it?

Avoid microneedling if you have active inflammatory acne, active bacterial or viral infections such as cold sores, or active inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis or rosacea. Also if you are on a blood-thinning medication, consult with your doctor first. And be careful if you have sensitive skin or already perfect skin.

  1. Does microneedling mess up Botox or filler injections?

Microneedling does not usually do anything to deeper injections. The tiny needles do not go deep enough to disrupt the results of fillers or neurotoxins. However, we recommend waiting for microneedling at least 2 weeks after Botox injections and 4 weeks after filler.

  1. Are at home microneedling treatments the same thing?

Though some at-home microneedling tools claim to be safe, most doctors don’t recommend them. At-home rollers are only 0.1 millimeter in depth and require someone to have the knowledge of cleansing their skin properly before using them. They usually are nothing like the real thing.

Please remember, there are so many different variations in microneedling, even if you're not getting ancillary services at the same time. There are different settings on the pens and some can go very deep and some barely deep at all. Talk to your plastic surgeon to make sure you understand what results to expect. Unfortunately, I've seen lots of people that spent $5000 for microneedling for acne scars, and see no result. Don't let this happen to you.

Dr. Sam Speron

Most common Microneedling Answers to Questions we get in our plastic surgery office & medical spa



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