This post is about my personal experience with microneedling. I am not a medical professional. Your experience and results may differ from mine. Please consult with your dermatologist or a licensed aesthetician regarding the best regimen for your skin care concerns.
Ok I know you’ve seen this photo at some point in your life…
Ok AHHHH! Right? Mine wasn’t near as bloody, but of course everyone is different and reacts different. As soon as I saw it I thought, ok WTF is she doing? Why? How much? What the hell does it do? I also figured this was just another celebrity being “extra” and wanting attention.
I decided to get a little extra so I went to Fallon’s Little Studio in Indy to get Microneedling done! Dermaplane is something that is also included in the particular Microneedling package I received, but there are multiple options available for you to choose from. Read about my Dermaplane experience here.
I wanted to wait until a full 7 days had passed in order to show you what my skin looked like each day throughout the process.
Day 1 – Immediately After Microneedling Treatment
3 Hours Post-Microneedling
What is Microneedling?
For starters, this procedure is not to be confused with the little Dermaroller tool you may have seen floating around over the internet. That tool does not compare to the treatment I received today; it’s unsanitary and the method is more harmful to the skin than helpful. There is no benefit like there is with Microneedling.
Microneedling, (collagen induction therapy) which is what I received today, is a treatment of the skin that is primarily focused on improving texture, but also has many benefits other troubled areas of the skin. Microneedling causes “damage” in a controlled manner. It rebuilds collagen, shrinks your pores and tightens the skin. Another nickname for something similar to this procedure is the “Vampire Facial” which is also a little bit different than what I had today with Fallon. A vampire facial includes an injection of PRP or “Platelet-Rich Plasma” which is not something I received that day. A small tool with 9 round needles bunched together vibrate at a SUPER fast speed to quickly puncture the surface of your skin creating many tiny “wounds” causing your skin to produce lots of collagen!
Does it hurt?
Nope! I mean seriously it’s more of a sensational type deal than painful. Fallon makes sure to apply numbing cream before starting the Microneedling so the experience is more calming. After the cream sinks into the skin for about 10-15 minutes, she begins! Don’t let the blood scare you, there is no pain! The oddest areas for me personally were the forehead and nose area. The nose part made me sneeze and the forehead made my eyes water a little, which Fallon said is completely normal! (lots of nerves on the areas apparently)
Benefits of Microneedling?
Oh what everyone wants to know, what the heck does it do? It turns you into Benjamin Button! Jk. Since the process essentially is creating tiny wounds into the skin, and your body reacts by producing collagen (something every woman loves) You’re essentially doing something a little counter-productive to the skin for desired results. One thing I immediately noticed after Microneedling was the slight tightness of my skin. It wasn’t uncomfortable, but I could definitely tell a difference in the firmness of my skin. I also noticed that the hyper-pigmented areas of my cheeks were almost completely gone. Fallon claims that after about a full 7-10 stretch, you can really check out your skin to see the end results of your treatment! She also recommends paying her a visit for Microneedling about 4-6 times for the best results.
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Does it help with sunken acne scarring?
Yes! Texture issues is Microneedling’s best friend.
What’s the price?
Pricing information can be found here.
How long does it take for the redness to go away?
Redness should disappear or reduce within 24 hours. (Mine was gone in like 2 hours)
Can I wear makeup after the treatment?
Fallon recommends and strongly encourages you to wait the 24 hour timeframe but if your makeup application is important, it is ok to apply afterwards. (I waited)