What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, often referred to as collagen induction therapy or skin needling, is a popular procedure for improving the health and texture of the skin. The technique involves using a device that has tiny, sterile needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. At Lennox Aesthetics in Boca Raton, we’ve elevated this procedure by exclusively using the SkinPen for our treatments, widely recognized as one of the best tools on the market.
The ultimate aim of microneedling with the SkinPen is not just to create these controlled injuries but to harness the body’s natural healing process. This significantly promotes collagen production, which subsequently leads to an enhanced skin texture, and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and other skin blemishes.
During your microneedling session at Lennox Aesthetics, our medical provider uses the SkinPen handheld device, ensuring precision in creating small, controlled skin injuries. While these punctures are minuscule and typically imperceptible to the unaided eye, they are catalysts, triggering the body’s innate healing mechanism. As your skin goes through the healing journey, the fresh collagen produced acts as a rejuvenating agent, refining the skin’s overall texture and appearance.
We strategically use microneedling to address a plethora of skin issues, ranging from fine lines and wrinkles to acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture. Not only is it a corrective measure, but it’s also a preventive technique that aids in preserving the skin’s health and vibrancy.
Pre-procedure care for Microneedling
- Avoid sun exposure: Avoid excessive sun exposure for at least a week before your microneedling appointment. Sunburned or tanned skin is more prone to injury and may not heal as well after the treatment.
- Discontinue use of certain skincare products: Stop using any topical retinoids, exfoliants, or other harsh skincare products for several days before the treatment. These products can irritate the skin and increase the risk of post-treatment complications.
- Avoid certain medications: If you’re taking medications that increase your risk of bleeding, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, you should stop taking them unless advised otherwise by your doctor.
- Take an Arnica supplement: It’s recommended to take an Arnica supplement 5-7 days before treatment to help reduce the possibility of bruising.
- Cleanse your skin: On the day of the treatment, cleanse your skin with a gentle, non-irritating cleanser. Avoid using any heavy moisturizers or oils on the treatment area.
- Arrive with a clean face: Avoid wearing makeup or other skincare products on the treatment area.
Post-procedure care for Microneedling:
- Keep the skin clean: Gently cleanse the treated area with a mild cleanser and water to remove any residual serum or blood immediately after the treatment. Avoid rubbing or scrubbing the skin.
- Use a gentle moisturizer: After microneedling, the skin may feel dry or tight. Use a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer to keep the skin hydrated and help with the healing process.
- Avoid certain products: Avoid using any harsh or active skincare products, including retinoids, acids, or exfoliants for several days after the treatment as they may irritate or damage the skin.
- Protect your skin from the sun: Sun exposure can damage the newly treated skin, increase the risk of pigmentation, and slow down the healing process. Protect the treated area with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, and avoid sun exposure for at least 48 hours after the treatment.
- Avoid excessive heat: Avoid hot showers, saunas, or hot tubs for at least 24 hours after the treatment as they can cause further inflammation and irritation.
- Avoid touching your face: Avoid touching the treated area with your hands or applying makeup until the skin has fully healed to minimize the risk of infection.
- Avoid physical activity: Avoid strenuous exercise, sports, or any activity that causes sweating for at least 24 hours after the treatment.