Rejuvenate Your Complexion with Precision Microneedling Treatments
Experience the transformative effects of microneedling at S.P.F. Dermatology, a non-invasive treatment that stimulates collagen production and enhances your skin’s texture and tone. Our expert practitioners will help you achieve a smoother, more radiant complexion, leaving you with newfound confidence in your skin’s natural beauty.
What is Microneedling?
What to Expect with Microneedling
Set aside one hour for anesthesia/numbing. You can choose to pre-purchase your treatment and anesthetize at home. A packet of prescription anesthesia will be given to you to apply in the comfort of your home, as you would a face mask, one hour before your treatment. This will dry clear. After you check in for your appointment, we escort you to a washroom to wash off the anesthesia with our special cleanser. Then you are ready to begin treatment. Anesthesia can also be applied by our office on the day of your treatment, one hour before your scheduled treatment. You will be put into our waiting area until you are anesthetized and ready for treatment.
2 Hours After Microneedling Treatment
Keep the area clean by avoiding exercise, intimate contact, sleeping with pets in bed, touching the area with dirty fingertips, dirty mobile phones, and/or make-up application. Sleep with hair pulled back and change pillowcase bedding. All that comes in contact with your skin will enter the skin for a limited time. We want to minimize breakouts due to bacteria.
Days After Your Microneedling Treatment
Dryness and flaking is normal. This is due to an increased turnover of skin cells. Continue any in-office recommended creams and SPF. You may continue your normal skincare routine 3 days after being treated. Redness/mild tingling may be normal.
Weeks After Your Microneedling Treatment
Microneedling directly results in a clinically significant and observable increase in collagen. Treatment protocols will vary depending on whether you are being treated for acne scarring / textural irregularities or hyperpigmentation like melasma. The clinical process of making new collagen and elastin can take up to 10 weeks. Skin thickening occurs, texture is smoother, and scars begin to fill with new collagen deposition. This takes time and optimal results are achieved over multiple sessions. Patience is rewarded when it comes to achieving Micro-Needling best outcomes.
Avoid facials with manual massage, radiofrequency, micro-current, light therapy, laser therapy within 24 hours of Microneedling treatment.
Avoid vigorous exercise within 24 hours of Microneedling treatment.
Avoid extremes of temperature (sauna/steam room) within 24 hours of Microneedling treatment.
This treatment is NOT recommended for pregnant/ breastfeeding women. Do not stop any medically necessary medications. Allergies to anesthesia are rare, however do not apply if you are allergic to Lidocaine, Benzocaine, or Tetracaine.
Morning After Your Microneedling Treatment
- Wash with VI gentle cleanser
- Avoid chemical/mechanical exfoliants
- Small pin-point bruises are normal
- Avoid direct sunlight
- Avoid heavy makeup
- Tenderness to touch is normal
- Continue any in-office recommended creams and SPF
- Avoid touching your face with dirty fingertips
If you are not sure what treatments are right for you, and you are looking for expert medical opinions, feel free to schedule a complimentary virtual consultations with our Nurse Practitioner to help select the right products and routines for your specific needs and lifestyle.