And Other Things to Consider Before a Microneedling Treatment

Microneedling is a great treatment for a wide array of issues. While it may sound scary, it is a minimally invasive treatment that dermatologists love! This treatment has gained recent popularity thanks to mesmerizing videos on social media, but it actually dates back to 1995. 


What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment that uses a very fine, short needle into the skin. The needles only go surface deep and many say it feels like pin pricks. These micro-injuries stimulate your body to create more collagen and elastin as well as stimulate dormant hair follicles during the healing process. 


What Can Microneedling Treat?

Microneedling can treat a variety of issues related to skin appearance and texture as well as hair loss. These conditions include:

  • Mild to moderate acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loose skin
  • Large pores
  • Stretch marks
  • Superficial pigmentation
  • Hypo-Pigmentation
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Surgical scars
  • Hair loss


What To Consider Before a Microneedling Treatment

If you are thinking of getting a microneedling treatment, there are a few things you should consider beforehand. 


Autoimmune Disorders: Because microneedling creates micro-injuries, you should consult your doctor before a treatment if you have an autoimmune disorder.


Accutane: Do not get microneedling if you have used Accutane within the past 6 months.


Botox and Fillers like Juvederm: It is recommended that you wait at least 2 weeks after getting Botox and 4 weeks after a filler like Juvederm. While there isn’t a health risk of getting microneedling after Botox or fillers, it can have an effect on the Botox or filler work. The two types of treatments work well together because microneedling can improve the surface of your skin while Botox and fillers like Juvederm help with the signs of aging. 


Blood Disorders: If you are on anticoagulation therapy (e.g. Warfarin), platelet abnormalities or blood clotting issues, you should avoid microneedling treatments.


Cardiac Abnormalities: It is best to avoid microneedling if you have any cardiac abnormalities, but consult with your doctor.


Facial Cancer: Avoid microneedling if you currently have or have had any types of facial cancer.


Dermatological Diseases: If you have any dermatological diseases affecting the face (such as Porphyria) you should also avoid microneedling treatments.


Diabetes and Other Chronic Conditions: Consult with a doctor before getting a microneedling treatment.


Pregnancy or Nursing: While microneedling is relatively safe, it is not recommended for those who are pregnant or nursing. This is because microneedling treatment allows for the controlled induction of growth factor serums or hyaluronic acid into the skin self-repair process. 


Improve Your Skin Today

At the US Wellness Collective, we understand that each person requires treatments as unique as their skin! That is why we offer a comprehensive approach to skin care and rejuvenation with a variety of treatment options. Our medical Aesthetic and Skincare treatments include: 

  • Botox (forehead, around the eyes, between the eyes)
  • Microneedling
  • PRP Hair Restoration
  • Microneedling with PRP
  • Nanoneedling Facial


Call (720) 445-5228 to book your appointment today! 


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