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Microneedling is a step up from your traditional facial, and is an effective way to create a more radiant, healthy look. At Allura MD Laser Aesthetics, the expert staff provides this safe procedure that increases collagen production and can fill in acne scars. If you live in Salem, Virginia, or the Roanoke Valley area, call the office or use the online booking agent to find out if this facial procedure is right for you.

Microneedling Q & A


What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a method of creating a controlled, superficial injury which induces healing that strengthens your skin and improves your appearance. Healing includes the production and release of additional growth factors, new collagen, and elastin. These compounds provide your skin with a rejuvenated, more youthful texture and tone so you look brighter and fresher.


What Happens During Microneedling?

The staff at Allura MD Laser Aesthetics runs a tool with super tiny needles over your face to penetrate the superficial layer of your skin. The minor injuries created by the needles stimulate your skin to increase collagen production, treating these tiny, microscopic wounds, in the way it would a large wound. The result is thicker, healthier skin with improved texture. During the procedure, the staff also applies a growth factor serum to help with healing.


Why Should I Consider Microneedling?

Microneedling causes much less damage to the epidermis than dermal rolling, lasers, or other ablative treatment. It produces clinical improvement of skin rejuvenation, acne scarring, wrinkles, surgical scars, dyschromia, melasma, and enlarged pores.


Does Microneedling Hurt?

The staff at Allura MD Laser Aesthetics applies a topical numbing cream prior to the microneedling procedure. This relieves any discomfort and allows the staff to go as deep as necessary during the therapy without causing you discomfort. Following a microneedling session, you may have a little pinkness to your complexion and possibly a few tiny scabs that fade within a day or two.


How Should I Care for My Skin After Microneedling?

Right after your session, it’s a good idea to avoid wearing makeup. You’ll also want to avoid aggressive skin-care treatments, such as retinol, for several days following. The staff provides you with a thorough aftercare treatment guide to answer any other questions you may have.


How Many Treatments Will I Need?

You may choose to have microneedling treatments two to four times per year if your skin is generally healthy and well cared for. If you have acne scarring or other complexion issues you hope to resolve through microneedling, you may opt for more frequent sessions. Consult with the experts at Allura MD Laser Aesthetics for guidance.



Find out for yourself how microneedling can revolutionize your skin by calling or scheduling online with Allura MD Laser Aesthetics today.