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Microneedling

Blue Water Spa Serving Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and Surrounding Areas

Microneedling at Blue Water Spa is a non-invasive skin treatment designed to refresh and revitalize your skin. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of fine needles to create tiny punctures (controlled micro-injuries) in the skin. These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process, leading to increased collagen and elastin production, which helps improve the overall texture and appearance of the skin.

Our highly trained skin care specialists use a high-speed pen with sterile tips to create micro-injuries trigger the natural healing response which firms’ skin and smooths texture. This is an excellent option for darker skin tones that cannot tolerate thermal skin firming methods. Microneedling improves scars, wrinkles, and pore texture for a result of smoother, more luminous skin.

Why Blue Water Spa Loves Microneedling

  • Reduced Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Stimulates collagen production, leading to smoother, firmer skin.
  • Improved Skin Texture: Helps minimize the appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores, and uneven skin texture.
  • Enhanced Skin Tone: Promotes a more even skin tone and reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
  • Increased Absorption of Skincare Products: Enhances the penetration and effectiveness of topical skincare products.
  • Minimal Downtime: Typically, there is minimal downtime associated with microneedling, making it a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles.

Frequently Asked Questions About Microneedling

How is Microneedling at Blue Water Spa different than dermal rollers?
Microneedling at Blue Water Spa is performed using a medical grade high speed pen that vertically stamps the skin with sterile needle tips. The depth and speed can be adjusted depending on your skin concerns and response during the treatment. This method is controlled and causes very minimal injury to the skin while creating a healing reaction that gives dramatic results.

Dermal rollers create larger insertion sites because of their sweeping movement, giving the skin unnecessary tearing and damage. The depth on dermal rollers cannot change throughout the treatment on different areas of the face and there are areas that rollers cannot reach easily. The dermal rollers used at home for multiple treatments are not sterile and may be harmful.

Blue Water Spa only uses sterile single-use tips and has properly trained and experienced medical providers performing Microneedling treatments in a clean and safe environment. Our proximity to Blue Water Plastic Surgery allows access to surgical-grade sanitation products and our very own Sterile Processor on site. Blue Water Spa has the highest standards for the health and safety of our patients.

How often can I have Microneedling and how many treatments will I need?
The number of treatments can vary depending on patients’ goals. We recommend starting with a series of 4-6, but treating scarring, stretchmarks, and pigmentation may require more sessions. Following a series, we recommend coming for maintenance treatments as desired, but typically 3-4 times per year.

The results of this treatment are cumulative, and collagen may continue to develop long after each session. Studies in published medical journals have shown that a series of 4 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart can produce a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment.

Complimentary consultations are always available to discuss your custom skin plan.

Does Microneedling replace other aggressive skin treatments?
Patients with darker skin tone are not ideal candidates for thermal treatments as it can damage the skin and cause increased hyperpigmentation, while microneedling does not involve heat and is safe for all skin tones.

Who is a candidate for Microneedling?
All skin tones can safely receive Microneedling. This treatment has been proven to reduce acne scarring, pore size, uneven skin texture, wrinkles, crepey skin, and sun damage.

Contraindications include active acne, active infection, active herpes outbreak, blood thinner medications, cardiac disease, chemotherapy, collagen vascular disease, eczema or skin conditions in the treatment area, keloid scarring, pregnancy or lactation, raised lesions or severe solar keratosis, rosacea, scleroderma, sunburn, or vascular lesions.

It is recommended to wait two weeks after laser in the treatment area, facial fillers or Botox to have Microneedling.

Patients must be at least 18 years old to receive this treatment.

What to expect:
During your consultation, your Skin Care Specialist will review the consent form with you, and will go over your medical history to ensure that you are a good candidate for treatment. At that time, a prescription will be sent to your preferred pharmacy for a numbing cream that you can use prior to your treatment.

You will apply the prescribed numbing cream prior to your microneedling treatment to ensure comfort. During the treatment you may feel slight prickling sensations or nothing at all. The treatment itself usually takes about 30-60 minutes, depending on the size of the area being treated.

Immediately following microneedling a soothing hyaluronic acid is applied to soothe any redness or sensitivity. As an active treatment, Microneedling may cause erythema, swelling, itching, or burning sensations. This will generally disappear within a few hours. Patients may feel tender and warm on the face for the rest of the day, and it is advised that skin is kept cool and calm. The day following treatment most patients can resume normal activity, wear makeup, and are quite comfortable.

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