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If you’d like to try a virtually painless and highly effective treatment for fine lines and acne scars, or just want to improve the overall appearance of your skin, contact the skin care experts at Pure Lux in Edina, Minnesota for a free MicroPen® consultation. This innovative therapy uses micro-needling to stimulate your body’s own healing response, which smooths away imperfections and restores your skin’s youthful vitality. Call or contact Pure Lux today via our online service to schedule your appointment.
Microneedling Q & A
What is micro-needling?
The automated MicroPen is composed of tiny needles that rapidly create micro-injuries to the skin as your aesthetician glides the device across the area of concern. This sends your body into healing mode, which stimulates the production of collagen and elastin to repair the damage. As a result of this healing process, areas of fine lines and other skin imperfections often associated with the aging process are eliminated as the collagen and elastin firm and tone the skin.
What will micro-needling treat?
The procedure ultimately results in a fresh, healthy glow to your skin as it reduces the appearance of:
- Acne scars
- Stretch marks
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Does it hurt?
The needles used are quite small, and the depth of penetration is controlled by automation, but it can be a little uncomfortable. However, a numbing cream is applied before the procedure, which effectively eliminates any discomfort at all.
What about after the treatment?
Your skin will have the appearance of a bad sunburn immediately following the procedure. It generally takes 2-4 days for the redness to fade completely. It's also typical to see a few tiny blood spots in the treatment area. Your aesthetician gives you detailed instructions about aftercare and may recommend various skincare products designed to protect your skin as it heals. It’s advisable to avoid prolonged sun exposure during the healing process since you skin will be more sensitive than usual.
How long will it take to see results?
It takes just a few days to notice significant improvement in your skin’s overall appearance, but your body continues to produce collagen even after the treatment areas appear healed. So, you may continue to notice improvement in your skin tone and texture for as long as six months after the procedure.
Will I need multiple treatments?
Individuals sometimes see adequate improvement after just one session, but most require 2-3 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Your Pure Lux expert will discuss the procedure in detail during your consultation and make recommendations about the number of treatments you may need based on your skincare goals.