By targeting the skin’s dermal epidermal junction (DEJ), the microneedle tool makes thousands of small punctures to the skin causing a controlled injury. This process causes the skin to stimulate a healing response which in turn creates new collagen and elastin production. The results of this thickens and resurfaces the skin. This process aims to improve the appearance of fine lines, visible pores, acne scars, skin discoloration or melasma, tone and texture.
At BLUR we use the first FDA approved Microneedling device, Skinpen by Bellus Medical. Each single use sterile Skinpen tip contains 14 needles, with depth adjusting capabilities to personalize treatment specific to you.
What to expect: We suggest applying a topical numbing cream prior to the procedure for comfort, but may be done without. The procedure may be used with a hyaluronic acid solution or PRP (platelet rich plasma). The Skinpen tip is guided over your face and/or neck intentionally to allow for the controlled injury from the tip's 14 micro needles. Mild bleeding is common, and skin will appear red, possibly with light swelling, immediately following treatment.
Downtime: Redness, dryness, or flaking of skin may last up to 5 days. Areas of discoloration may appear darker during this period of recovery prior to improvement. You will be provided with a special topical agent to apply as the only product to your skin for 24 hours, and may be used for up to 7 days. We suggest avoiding active ingredients, such as retinol, AHAs/BHAS or chemical exfoliants, for at least 1 week. We also suggest avoiding other professional facial treatments, or medical chemical peels for at least 2 weeks following micro-needling treatment.
Results: Expect brighter, smoother skin in as little as 7 days and results may last up to 6 months. For best results, we suggest this treatment should be repeated as a total series of 3, spaced 1-2 months apart and then as needed.
Additional info: Consider pairing this treatment with dermaplaning (removal of the top layer of dead skin cells) prior for further heightened results.