Microneedling 101 + My Experience

06 03

Here we go again with another skincare post! I know, shocking… Now that I’m done having babies and breastfeeding, it’s time to GET ON IT! I love a laser but have been wanting to give microneedling a go. I’ve heard SO much about it, listened to podcasts and spent a good amount of time talking with my esthetician. Last month I finally tried it and I’m loving the results. Today I’m going to share what the procedure entails, benefits, recovery, cost, my experience and more!

microneedling 101

What is microneedling?

It’s also called collagen induction therapy. Essentially the pen used for the procedure punctures the skin with tiny needles and stimulated collagen production. It is a minimally invasive treatment with little down time.

What are the benefits?

It addresses many skin issues: wrinkles, scarring, enlarged pores, uneven skin tone/texture, acne, stretch marks, skin pigmentation and loose skin.

Does it hurt?

In my experience no. However I was numbed 20 minutes before the procedure.

What is the recovery like?

Overall it was easy. I was red AF and a bit swollen for the hours following the treatment. However the next day the redness decreased A LOT (see picture). I kept the area VERY hydrated for about 3 days and didn’t wear any makeup. After the first day it’s ok to wear makeup but I choose not to. At the one week mark my face began to flake/peel. First at my mouth and then worked its way toward my jaw and hairline. At the one month mark my skin was looking great! It takes that long for the collagen to start to build up.

How much did it cost?

One session was $200.

How often do you get it done?

This really depends on your skin. I plan to do it a few more times this year and see where my skin is at since this is my first time.

Can you do it while breastfeeding?

In my experience, no. I waited until I was done. recommend asking your doctor.

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  1. Thank you for sharing!! I’m super interested. I’m all about having great skin and aging gracefully. I’m going to be 52 in October and definitely want to look and feel great! I love the beautiful, healthy food and living style that you share. Always positive and encouraging!Thanks for the honestly, humor and keeping it real! You ROCK!! Love you gorgeous lady!!