10 Common Questions About Microdermabrasion and Microneedling

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At Athré Facial Plastics we want to make sure you feel confident and comfortable undergoing any of our procedures or luxurious spa treatments. Here are ten common questions (and answers) about microdermabrasion and microneedling.

Are there bad side effects to microneedling?

Although major side effects after a skin rejuvenation procedure are rare, common side effects of microneedling include minor skin irritation and redness lasting a few days. If you experience further side effects such as bleeding, bruising, peeling, or infection, contact your doctor immediately.

How long do the effects of microneedling last? How often is maintenance required?

Microneedling results can last anywhere from three to five months, and requires regular appointments to maintain. Many patients schedule a twice-a-year appointment to maintain their microneedling results.

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What is a suitable serum to use with microneedling pens for treating face scars? Is vitamin C serum suitable?

Hyaluronic acid is the best ingredient to have in any serum used with microneedling pens for the best results. This hydrating ingredient replenishes and moisturizes your skin, helping it to heal. Vitamin C may cause irritation and should be avoided for the first 48 hours after treatment.

What is the best product to use to help skin heal after microneedling?

The best product to use in order to help skin heal after microneedling is a gentle moisturizer that helps your skin regain moisture and hydrate. You should also avoid harsh active ingredients such as retinol and Vitamin C, and be sure to apply sunscreen.

When do you start seeing the results of microneedling?

Most patients begin to see the most dramatic results a few weeks after their treatment, and achieve final desired results after two to three treatment sessions of microneedling.

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Is microdermabrasion safe to treat acne scars and small lines under my eyes?

Microdermabrasion is a safe and effective way to treat skin imperfections and reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Microdermabrasion clears and smoothes skin, giving your face a younger, rejuvenated appearance. 

How much does microdermabrasion cost?

According to statistics, the average price of a mIcrodermabrasion session in 2020 is $167. You may be able to find treatments for more or less depending on your area and doctor. Contact us today for our pricing information.

Does microdermabrasion shrink large pores?

Microdermabrasion is a great treatment for enlarged pores. The treatment deeply penetrates your face’s pores, clearing out oil and debris, and therefore shrinking your large pores and creating a smooth, clear appearance.

Is microdermabrasion safe while on Retin-A?

Yes, going in for a microdermabrasion treatment while on Retin-A is safe. Retin-A may even help the treatment penetrate deeper and provide optimal results when it comes to smooth, clear skin. The use of microdermabrasion and Retin-A together can help shrink pores, decrease hyperpigmentation, reduce acne scars, and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.

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How long can microdermabrasion results last?

Microdermabrasion results typically last around 30 days, but it depends on your skin type and lifestyle. In order to help your microdermabrasion results last, be sure to protect your skin with sunscreen and have a healthy skincare routine. Most patients come in for microdermabrasion treatments once per month for optimal results.

Contact Us Today!

Do you have more questions or concerns about microdermabrasion and microneedling? Athré Facial Plastics is here to help. Contact us today for a consultation or check out our variety of additional services to help you feel and look your best.

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