No matter how much you have done for your skin to keep it looking beautiful and vibrant, you may have begun to notice some problems. Your skin may lack the brightness and clarity it once had. It may have also begun to lose some tone and sag.

You might also be struggling with other common skin problems that affect the face, which are also completely beyond your control. Enlarged pores and brown spots, which naturally become more prevalent as we age, can become a constant, nagging concern.

The problem can affect much more than your looks. Skin problems like these can also begin to take a toll on your mood and confidence, even impacting your relationships in more extreme cases. You can do something, however.

In fact, one of the best steps you can take to improve these issues is to contact the skincare specialists at Lucienne. Lucienne can help you treat these problems with a best-in-class treatment called microneedling.

Microneedling is safe, effective and versatile. It can help you deal with a wide variety of problems easily. And its customizability ensures you always get the right amount of rejuvenation, never more. You can learn more about this incredible treatment now.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a collagen induction therapy treatment. The procedure naturally stimulates the body’s healing response — the production of collagen and elastin in the skin layers — which leads to wide-ranging benefits. Since your body helps repair skin problems, the treatment is completely safe.

How does microneedling work?

During your microneedling treatment, your provider will apply a series of small needles to your skin, creating hundreds of tiny punctures. In response, your skin tissues will produce increased amounts of collagen and elastin to heal these “micro-wounds.”

The collagen and elastin now present in the tissue will also help remodel your skin. Collagen and elastin are responsible for your skin’s tone, elasticity and hydration — all of which will improve after treatment. You will also enjoy improvements to many other problems.

Newer, healthier skin cells will begin to replace older, damaged cells, helping to improve problems such as enlarged pores and skin spots. And all treated skin areas will look more refreshed, rejuvenated and vibrant after microneedling.

Also, microneedling does need to treat all of the skin in problem areas to achieve results. In fact, by treating only portions of the skin, you will still receive comprehensive improvements. This is because collagen and elastin diffuse throughout skin tissues in treated areas, even though only some skin is punctured.

You’ll also heal more quickly when compared to the alternatives. So you’ll get your full results with minimal inconvenience.

What does microneedling treat?

What makes microneedling such an effective and sought-after treatment is its ability to improve many of the most common skin problems that affect the face, including damaged skin and early aging symptoms.

You should strongly consider having a microneedling treatment if any of the following problems have had an impact on your look and satisfaction:

  • Wrinkles across the forehead
  • Lines around the eyes (Crow’s feet)
  • Furrows at the corners of the mouth
  • Scarring left behind by acne
  • Age spots, sun spots and brown spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Melasma
  • Tired looking skin

Microneedling can provide you with visible improvements to all of these concerns and more. Still not sure if microneedling is right for you? Schedule your in-person consultation at Lucienne today.

Your Lucienne skincare expert can examine your skin, listen to your concerns and recommend the best path forward for your needs — whether that’s microneedling or another proven Lucienne treatment.

Don’t hesitate — the sooner you choose your treatment, the faster you’ll get the beautiful skin results you want and deserve.

What benefits does microneedling provide?

Microneedling can leave your skin looking fresh, renewed and vibrant. You can enjoy all of the following benefits from your microneedling treatment and many more:

  • Improved skin tone
  • Smoother lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced pore size
  • Minimization of stretch marks
  • Less prominent scarring and skin discoloration

Microneedling is also a must-consider procedure for those who only wish to have a natural treatment with maximum safety and results.

Because of microneedling’s exceptional convenience and speed, you can also easily pair the treatment with other procedures for even more dramatic results.

Talk to your qualified Lucienne skincare provider to learn more about your options and get the most from your microneedling treatment.

Do I qualify for microneedling?

Most people interested in having a microneedling treatment can safely have their procedure and results. Microneedling is safe for all skin types and skin tones and poses minimal risk of pigmentation issues after treatment.

However, like all cosmetic treatments, the procedure has a few contraindications. You may need to delay your microneedling treatment if:

  • You have open wounds or abrasions in areas you wish to be treated
  • You have used Accutane to treat acne in the last three to six months
  • You have had radiation treatments anytime during the last year
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding

However, talk to your Lucienne skincare provider about safe alternatives if you want to improve your skin now. Or, when you’re ready for treatment, simply visit Lucienne to start on the path to the best skin of your life.

How is microneedling performed?

The centerpiece of a microneedling treatment is the application of a series of fine needles to your skin in a controlled fashion. Your provider will use a small handheld device to achieve this purpose.

During your treatment, you will feel just gentle pressure on your skin, as your provider creates these punctures to the skin. This step is minimally invasive and also relatively comfortable.

Once your provider has created these tiny channels in the skin, your healing response will begin immediately, delivering rejuvenating collagen and elastin to the treated areas. And you will soon see your results.

Is a microneedling procedure painful?

You will experience only very mild discomfort during your microneedling treatment. There are two primary reasons for this. The first is that you will receive a numbing cream prior to your procedure so you won’t feel any pain. And you won’t receive any treatment until the cream has taken effect.

The second reason is that the needles are very tiny; the needles will have enough of an impact to start the healing process but will not cause too much damage or discomfort. The feeling is very often described as “sandpaper on the skin” and is very tolerable.

If you need more rejuvenation, your provider may use somewhat longer needles to induce a stronger healing response. In this case, you will feel a stronger sensation on the skin; however, your treatment will still be very comfortable.

Recovering From Your Microneedling Treatment

You won’t have any downtime after your microneedling treatment. And you’ll be able to return to your normal routine immediately, with almost no changes to your busy schedule.

You will have some mild side effects after treatment, however. For example, you may experience some mild redness and tenderness in treated areas. This is entirely natural and completely temporary.

But most clients see these issues disappear within 72 hours of treatment. And the results of your microneedling treatment will well outweigh any minor inconveniences caused by treatment.

How long will my microneedling results last?

Microneedling increases the amounts of collagen and elastin in the skin, which means your results begin immediately upon treatment and will continue for weeks and even months. Eventually, new collagen and elastin will break down — as a natural result of the aging process — and touch-ups will be necessary. Most individuals can enjoy their beautiful new look indefinitely when they come back into the office every four to six weeks for a refresh. All individuals will respond to treatment slightly differently, though, so your follow-up schedule may differ from a typical patient.