Microneedling

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I would highly suggest you see your dermatologist for a Tretinoin prescription if you haven't already done so. You won't see a dramatic change immediately but over time the difference is notable, especially where pores and texture are concerned. Microneedling is great but takes a while to show results (longer than it takes the skin to heal) and for me, the redness/peeling is quite dramatic. I've had the greatest success with occasional microneedling (sometimes with PRP)—I've now bought my own home-use machine from Owndoc.com but am yet to use it—along with regular Tretinoin usage, weekly or twice monthly use of my PMD, SUNSCREEN (on my face I use CosRX Shield Fit Green PA++++, Purito Centella Green Unscented, Skin Aqua Super Moisture, all of which I find non-irritating when my skin is extra sensitive from the drying and exfoliating treatments), and SIMPLE cleansing and moisturizing routine (Cetaphil, Hada labo hyluaronic acid and moisturizer, Cosrx snail mucin), with occasional fancy essences or treatments. I used to use P50 by Biologique along with a host of other products from them but found that to be less effective, more time consuming and more expensive than my current plan.
 

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I've had about 8 or 9 microneedling sessions so far, and it has definitely improved my enlarged pores, acne scarring and pigmentation! It took about 6 sessions to see a noticeable difference, and while it's expensive and I get severe dry patches (that do go away!) during the healing process, it has been totally worth it for me.

I plan on continuing getting it done once a month for the foreseeable future. As someone who has always struggled with skin texture, I'm excited to see how smooth my face can get! :biggrin:
 
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Hello all, just wondering if anyone here has had experience with this procedure. Since having two kids (and barely using any skincare for 4 years between the two of them,) my face has suffered the consequences. My pores are larger than they have ever been and I have a few deep acne scars from some bad post-partum breakouts.

I'd also love if someone has suggestions for a great place to have it done in the midwest/Chicago area.

Thanks in advance!
Hi! I've had nothing but positive experiences with microneedling. If you do it, I highly recommend Elevare MD in the Chicagoland area - they are fantastic (I go to Jeannine). Spa Derma in Chicago has a lot of good deals but they are more rushed and less careful with their skincare, from my experience. Elevare also includes the neck when they do all microneedling treatments, whereas at most places you'd have to pay extra for that. I've done Vivace microneedling (which is radio-frequency microneedling, which kind of augments the normal positive results of regular microneedling) and regular microneedling with PRP (platelet rich plasma). You will pay more for PRP but it makes a huge difference in the recovery time and really adds to the results. Microneedling is a great procedure because it essentially induces your body's natural healing processes to improve and fix your skin - it's harnessing your body's natural strength and power. Because of that, the side effects are minimal, aside from breakouts people have mentioned here, but I had none of that. You will have short term effects from microneedling after you heal (glowy, smooth skin) as well as longer term plumping and skin smoothing effects that take weeks to months to see the results of. Most derms recommend 3-6 treatments depending on your skin issues, spread out 2-3 months. I did 3 sessions and have had great success from it.
 

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You can purchase medical grade dermarollers produced by Enviran at Joanna Czech. I only use mine once a month after a good shower and then soak the head in rubbing alcohol. I think it has been tightening the skin on my jawline. I was recommended to this brand by an esthetician.
 

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Bumping this thread as I've been considering microneedling or a vampire facial. I'm 52yo, pasty, dry, Irish skin that I admittedly haven't taken the best care of. I want to start to get more serious and thinking this is a good way to start - possibly along with some botox and better daily skin care.

I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts! TIA :drinks:
 

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I just started microneedling. I have one device for my face and another for my lips at home and I’m going to start doing Secret RF microneedling sessions at a med spa called Vitahl.

For my face and budget, I think I will get more bang for my buck rejuvenating collagen production than needing lots of filler to prop up my skin. I have a wider face.
 
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Bumping this thread as I've been considering microneedling or a vampire facial. I'm 52yo, pasty, dry, Irish skin that I admittedly haven't taken the best care of. I want to start to get more serious and thinking this is a good way to start - possibly along with some botox and better daily skin care.

I'd love to hear anyone's thoughts! TIA :drinks:
I'm doing microneedling with PRP and to be honest it's way more effective than I expected. Not a miracle so far but visible improvement even after first treatment (for me, I am doing neck and décolleté, because I have had a lot of manipulation of the skin in those areas due to an injury). Apparently it will continue to improve across several months.
 

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I'm doing microneedling with PRP and to be honest it's way more effective than I expected. Not a miracle so far but visible improvement even after first treatment (for me, I am doing neck and décolleté, because I have had a lot of manipulation of the skin in those areas due to an injury). Apparently it will continue to improve across several months.
Thanks for this!! Excited to get started
 
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I just had my first microneedling with PRP treatment today. The pain was manageable with the numbing cream, just slightly uncomfortable in certain areas.

Excited to see how it looks in a few days!
 

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Another suggestion, depending on what your doctor recommends, is doing laser on your face. I use laser for large pores and skin discoloration. I've been going for three years and my doctor said that if you're lasering you don't need to add micro needling unless you've let your skin go for many years.
+1 and with @foxgal directly above. I feel that dark skin laser was preferable, as (I think it was lasers, pico sure, and pico +, but I did others too over a period of months) actually stimulated collagen renewal ( not sure if that’s the right term) and visibly repaired damage. My hyperpigmentation is gone and my skin texture is back to normal (I had some terrible texture damage caused by experimenting with essential oils). Note: I think I also had more severe hyperpigmentation than most posters here; my doctor called it adult onset birthmarks and so my experience may be very different than others who are using it for a bit of age issues. I also use tretinoin and Botox and filler by licensed experienced professionals. I did use P50 and topical serums for years to no avail. If you do these types of treatments, try not to get any sun on your face.
 
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