What Should I Know Before Microneedling?

Microneedling by Pure Skin and Aesthetics in Stillwater, OK

Are you tired of trying countless skincare products that promise flawless skin but fail to deliver? Microneedling, the skincare treatment, is taking the beauty world by storm. This guide will delve into everything you need to know before starting your microneedling journey. From understanding what microneedling is to its incredible benefits and what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, consider this your ultimate roadmap to achieving the radiant skin you’ve always dreamed of.

What is Microneedling?

Collagen induction therapy, or microneedling, is a minimally invasive cosmetic technique that involves the creation of controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface using thin needles. These tiny wounds encourage the body’s natural healing process, producing collagen and elastin, two vital proteins that keep skin smooth, firm, and youthful-looking.

SkinPen Microneedling: The Gold Standard in Microneedling Technology

When it comes to microneedling, not all devices are created equal. SkinPen microneedling is the gold standard in microneedling technology, offering unparalleled precision, safety, and results. Here’s what sets SkinPen apart:

  • FDA-Cleared: SkinPen is the first microneedling device cleared by the FDA, ensuring the highest safety and efficacy standards.
  • Medical-Grade Needles: SkinPen utilizes medical-grade stainless steel needles that are ultra-fine and precisely calibrated to create controlled micro-injuries with minimal discomfort or downtime.
  • Adjustable Needle Depth: With adjustable needle depth settings, SkinPen allows customized treatments tailored to your skincare concerns and goals.
  • Minimal Downtime: Unlike more invasive procedures, SkinPen microneedling requires minimal downtime, which will enable you to resume your daily activities with minimal disruption.
  • Suitable for All Skin Types: All skin types and tones can benefit from SkinPen microneedling, regardless of their sensitivity or darker complexion.

Benefits of Microneedling:

  • Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Microneedling helps to make wrinkles and fine lines less noticeable by encouraging collagen production, giving your skin a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
  • Improvement of Skin Texture: By promoting the growth of new skin cells, microneedling can help improve your skin’s overall texture and tone, leaving it smoother and more even-toned.
  • Treatment of Scars: Whether you’re dealing with acne scars, surgical scars, or stretch marks, microneedling can help fade their appearance by encouraging the skin to regenerate and repair itself.
  • Reduction of Pore Size: Enlarged pores can be frustrating for many, but microneedling can help minimize their appearance by tightening and refining the skin.
  • Enhanced Absorption of Skincare Products: The micro-channels created during the microneedling process allow for better penetration of topical skincare products, maximizing their effectiveness and delivering optimal results.

The Procedure: Before, During, and After


Before undergoing microneedling, you must schedule a consultation with a qualified skincare specialist to discuss your goals and assess your suitability for the treatment. During this consultation, your skincare professional will review your medical history, examine your skin, and answer any questions you may have about the procedure.

In the days leading up to your microneedling appointment, it’s essential to follow any pre-procedure instructions provided by your skincare specialist. This may include avoiding certain skincare products or treatments that could increase sensitivity or harm healing.


Your skincare expert will cleanse your skin and administer a topical numbing lotion on the day of your microneedling treatment to help you feel comfortable. After your skin has become numb, the microneedling procedure will start. The device will be glided over the treatment region to produce carefully timed micro-injuries.

The sensation experienced during microneedling is often described as a mild tingling or prickling sensation, but the topical numbing cream helps to minimize any discomfort. The length of the procedure will depend on the size of the treatment area and the specific concerns being addressed, but it typically lasts between 30 and 60 minutes.


You might have some redness and a slight swelling right after your microneedling procedure, resembling a minor sunburn. This typical healing phase will go away in a few days. To assist in soothing the skin and encourage healing, your skincare expert might advise using a calming serum or moisturizer.

In the days after your microneedling procedure, you should stay out of the sun and avoid using harsh skincare products because your skin will be more sensitive than usual. You might also be told to avoid intense exertion and high perspiration to prevent inflammation.

When Will I See the Results, and How Many Sessions Do I Need?

Following your microneedling procedure, you might observe some instant improvements in the texture and tone of your skin, but as collagen production increases over time, the full advantages will become more noticeable. After their initial treatment, most people usually notice noticeable improvements in their skin 4 to 6 weeks later.

Microneedling sessions spaced 4 to 6 weeks apart are usually recommended for optimal results. The number of sessions depends on your skin concerns and goals, but most individuals achieve noticeable improvements after 3 to 6 treatments.

Who Are Good Candidates for Microneedling?

  • Individuals with Signs of Aging: If you’re noticing fine lines, wrinkles, or sagging skin, microneedling can help stimulate collagen production and firm up the skin, restoring a more youthful appearance.
  • Those with Acne Scars: Acne scars can be a source of self-consciousness for many, but microneedling can help fade their appearance by encouraging skin regeneration and reducing scar tissue.
  • People with Uneven Skin Texture and Tone: Whether dealing with rough, uneven skin texture or hyperpigmentation, microneedling can help smooth the skin’s surface, leaving you with a more radiant complexion.
  • Individuals with Enlarged Pores: Enlarged pores can make your skin appear rough and congested, but microneedling can help minimize their appearance by tightening and refining the skin.
  • Those Looking to Enhance Skincare Product Absorption: If you’re investing in high-quality skincare products but not seeing the desired results, microneedling can help enhance their absorption and efficacy, ensuring you get the most out of your skincare routine.


Ready to experience the transformative power of microneedling for yourself? Schedule your consultation at Pure Skin and Aesthetics today and take the first step towards achieving the radiant, youthful skin you deserve. Whether you’re looking to turn back the clock on aging, fade stubborn acne scars, or enhance your natural beauty, microneedling at Pure Skin and Aesthetics is your ticket to flawless, glowing skin. Don’t wait – book now and discover the difference between pure skin and aesthetics!


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