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Frequently Asked Questions
How does it work?
When you receive this treatment, a microneedling device moves over your skin, with small needles slightly piercing your skin, causing you to feel vibrations. Your aesthetic goals determine the depth that we will puncture to—improving the appearance of acne scars, for example, requires longer needles, while light wrinkles necessitate small needles. As soon as the microneedling is over, our team works to maximise your results through two methods: 1) applying a peptide or collagen mask and a growth factor, 2) brightening or anti-aging serum that drives the products more deeply into your skin, all to increase your natural stimulation of collagen growth.
How many treatments do I need?
Although treatment will be tailored to the needs of each guest, we recommend that most guests receive 3 treatments total, spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart. Those with very light skin damage might only need one treatment annually to achieve their aesthetic goals. However, for guests with deep wrinkles or scars, we recommend 6 to 8 treatments (every 4 to 6 weeks) to start, and then one annually to ensure their skin remains healthy and beautiful.
What are the benefits?
Microneedling produces a variety of benefits, by: reducing wrinkles, acne/surgical scars, crepey skin, stretch marks, hyper pigmentation, improving texture and tone, and tightening and lifting the skin. Through this, years of sun damage are reversed.
Does the treatment hurt?
Before your microneedling treatment, we apply a topical anesthetic cream to minimize pain. However, comfort levels vary by guest, since the length of the needles is determined by each guest’s aesthetic goals.
Will I notice the difference right away?
After a few days, your skin will begin to glow from the added blow flow and collagen production. Over time, your skin will continue to improve: for the next few months, your skin’s texture becomes more desirable, your fine lines melt, and pore size reduces.
What is recovery like? How long is the downtime?
Right after the treatment, your skin will be sensitive to heat and look like you have a sunburn. Some guests experience mild swelling and potential bruising around their eyes, since the tissue is so delicate. Recovery can take up to 48 hours, with most guests’ skin returning to normal within 24 hours. The depth of your treatment and your skin’s sensitivity both influence how long your face will remain flushed.
Are there any side effects?
Microneedling has no reported side effects.
What products should I avoid after treatment?
For the first few days after treatment, you should avoid products that block your pores, along with makeup or chemical peels. By doing so, your skin will have the chance to heal completely with fewer issues. Sun exposure is also not recommended for several days after treatment.
Where can I receive my treatment?
You can receive microneedling through a procedure at any one of our locations in Fresno, Visalia, and San Luis Obispo.
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