This is one of our favorite beginner treatments to address both skin texture & pigmentation. Why? because it's great on all skin types and as a first line treatment is great bang for the buck! However, not all microneedling is created equal and the details such as the quality of the pen, the technician performing the procedure, & post-treatment products all make a difference in the results! We love to take advantage of the 1000s of micro channels created to address your situation needs with peptides, extracts, or stem cells.
SkinPen (the only FDA approved microneedling device) is
used to create precise, sterile, micro channels in the skin at
various depths to create a controlled injury resulting in
collagen synthesis, improved texture, minimize pores, and
treat superficial fine lines & wrinkles. This treatment can be
customized to treated various skin conditions especially
hyperpigmentation and is good for all skin types!
Body (per area)
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR MICRONEEDLING
What do I expect on arrival for my microneedling?
Microneedling is scheduled for 1 hour of numbing and 30-40 minutes of treatment time. You want to prepare by arriving 10-15 minutes early to allow adequate time for pictures & skin analysis. Prior to arrival be sure to fill out your medical history including your current skin care routine at home on our online portal.
How should I prepare for my microneedling treatment?
Avoid sun exposure for at least 1 week. must not be sun-burned or have a spray tan.
Stop any active products (retinols and acids) 1 week prior to treatment.
If you have a history of cold sores, please ensure that you have a prescription for prophylaxis by Dr. Christie.
If you are taking oral relaxants for the procedure you must arrange a ride to and from clinic.
Prior to arrival be sure to fill out your medical history including your current home skin routine on our online portal.
What should I expect on the day of the procedure?
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment to take photographs and ensure your is very clean.
For the bros, please shave the morning of your treatment. Do not apply afters have.
Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
The procedure will last 30-40 minutes (after numbing)
Most patients tolerate the procedure with topical numbing we have experience options upon request
What should I expect post-procedure?
Your skin will appear slightly pink to red immediately afterwards (similar to a sunburn). You may experience some dryness, rough skin, tightness, peeling, itching, & burning. These are all normal and are part of the healing process that will resolve over time. Remember your skin is compromised so avoid touching your skin. Detailed post-procedure instructions will be provided.