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I have worked as a receptionist at a popular cosmetic surgery office for the past ten years, and I have seen every type of cosmetic surgery and recovery that you could imagine. Unfortunately, some patients are much better at choosing their procedures than others. For example, we had one patient that opted to have ten nose jobs in a row, which lead to a deformed bridge and a super tiny nose tip. Unfortunately, when she came back a few months later to have the problem corrected, the doctors didn't have enough tissue to work with. On my website, you will learn how to decide which procedures are right for you, so that you aren't left regretting your decisions down the road.


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Frequently Asked Questions About Microneedling

by Michelle Austin

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that many estheticians are offering to help improve the appearance of your facial skin and make you look younger. If you have never heard of this procedure before, you may have many questions about it. Here are a few frequently asked questions about microneedling treatments.  

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling involves inserting a thin, fine needle into a part of your face that you are looking to treat. The needle is moved throughout the treatment area, pricking your face in multiple places. As your face is pricked, your body naturally gets to work producing collagen to heal the area that is being poked. That collagen is what helps to treat many of the skin imperfections or problems that people are getting microneedling for. 

What Types of Skin Conditions or Imperfections Can Microneedling Help Treat? 

Microneedling can help to treat many different types of skin conditions or imperfections. Collagen has been shown to plump the area under the skin, making it looker fuller, plumper, and more youthful. This can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and minimize the appearance of sagging skin. Collagen production can also help to minimize the appearance of large pores, sun spots, and minor scars. 

Does Microneedling Leave Scars Behind? 

When people hear that microneedling involves inserting a needle into the face, they worry about whether the treatment is painful and if it may leave scars behind. The needle used is very thin and fine. As such, it is not usually painful, or will it leave scars behind. 

How Does Professional Microneedling Differ From Home Microneedling? 

You can purchase home microneedling tools or rollers. These needles are often much smaller than those used by a professional. As such, you may not get the desired results using home microneedling tools. Additionally, if your home tools are not properly cleaned and sanitized, you run the risk of infection. As such, this is a procedure that you may wish to leave to the professionals. 

Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment that can help to increase collagen production in the area being treated. This can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, help to minimize skin sagging, help to make your skin look younger and plumper, and may also help to treat skin spots and scars. Microneedling is not a one-time treatment, and you may need multiple treatments to see a difference in your skin. If you think that microneedling may benefit you, reach out to an esthetician who offers microneedling services. They can help you determine if microneedling may help you get the desired results that you are after, or if a different cosmetic treatment may be a better fit for your needs.