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Microneedling is NOT for you if...

very service is not appropriate for everybody. microneedling is no exception.

while microneedling, especially with growth factors, is always going to be held like a grail in this space, it's simply not for everyone.

microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure, but make no mistake it IS invasive. for some clients that's just not going to be an advantage. for example: microneedling is NOT for you if you have active acne or infections: microneedling can aggravate active acne or skin infections. consider that with microneedling we use a device that pokes a bazillion tiny little punctures into the surface of your skin. if you have active acne or lesions and you enter that area with the pins of the microneedling device, and then continue to the other areas of the face you've then introduced the bacteria from the acne to the other non-affected areas of your face. ew. that would be disadvantageous.

if you have severe skin conditions you also don't want to be choosing microneedling as your service. severe eczema, psoriasis, or severe rosacea with pustules will all fall into this category. microneedling can potentially trigger an inflammatory response, leading to increased redness, itching, and discomfort. if you have eczema you'll have a compromised skin barrier, and subjecting your skin to microneedling may disrupt that delicate balance and trigger a flare-up. this is obviously not what you want. psoriasis is a chronic skin condition that causes thick, scaly patches. the micro-injuries caused by microneedling may worsen psoriatic lesions and trigger new psoriasis plaques form. again, this would be disadvantageous. and just like with exczema, the inflammatory response generated by microneedling can lead to increased irritation and discomfort. who wants that? not me? and I sure don't want it for you. rosacea is characterized by redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, and sometimes acne-like pimples. microneedling can potentially aggravate the sensitive and reactive nature of rosacea-prone skin, especially where there are active pustules. the mechanical stimulation of microneedling may lead to increased redness, flushing, and even trigger a rosacea flare-up. in my opinion, the risk of worsening the symptoms of already-severe rosacea outweighs the potential benefits.

if you're a bleeder: taking blood thinners or have a bleeding disorder microneedling isn't a great option. in general, if your procedure is done properly, there is minimal to no bleeding. (i'll probably rant about the trend to dig for blood and call it a vampire facial in another post but until then please just run from that. run.) microneedling, in order to compel the best outcome, triggers action in the dermis. the bulk of your vascularity is below that. if you're being treated and you're bleeding - the technician has missed the mark (and is likely causing scar tissue). (hmmmm... this almost sounds like the beginning of my rant on this topic - i'll try to stay on track here, lol). the caveat here is that even if your technician is doing your service well and remaining above your vascularity the skin is still being broken and there is a coagulation response that comes with that. if you're on blood thinners or if you have a bleeding disorder your coagulation response won't be suffice.

and.. oh you poor pregnant mamas... it's such a rip off how many things you just can't do for yourself while you're pregnant. microneeding is another one of those things. if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, both contraindicated for microneedling. we do however offer a facial that is safe for y'all - gawd you should be able to enjoy something for your skin during this long 9 months! you can find that facial listed under services of lift laser and beauty

if none of these apply to you, then microneedling could very well be a perfect service for you. if you're in or near chilliwack, we'd love to meet you.

lift laser and beauty is a boutique medical aesthetics shop located in the heart of downtown chilliwack. we offer a variety of services for your skin's health and appearance. welcoming you, where you're at on your skin care and aging journey in an open, honest, casual space is our signature.

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