What to Expect During a Microneedling Session


Microneedling has gained tremendous popularity in the field of skincare due to its remarkable benefits in improving skin texture, reducing the appearance of scars and wrinkles, and promoting collagen production.

In this blog post, we will provide you with a comprehensive overview of what to expect during a microneedling session, specifically focusing on the SkinPen, a widely recognized and effective microneedling device. Let’s dive into the details and demystify the process for you.


What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. These micro-injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, stimulating collagen production and new skin growth. The overall result of microneedling is younger-looking, smoother skin with improved texture and tone. 


What is SkinPen Microneedling? 

The SkinPen is a state-of-the-art microneedling device that is safe for all skin types; as of now, it’s the only FDA-approved microneedling device on the market. By using tiny needles to penetrate the top layer of your skin, this microneedling treatment not only boosts collagen and elastin (promoting younger-looking skin) but also treats other common skin concerns, including:

  • Acne scars
  • Enlarged pores
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Preparing for the Session

Before your microneedling session, you will typically have a consultation with a skincare professional who will assess your specific needs and determine if microneedling is suitable for you. During this consultation, feel free to discuss any concerns or ask questions you may have. 

To ensure optimal results and minimize potential complications, follow any pre-session instructions provided by your skincare professional. These instructions may include avoiding excessive sun exposure, certain skincare products, or medications that can interfere with the procedure.

The Microneedling Session

The microneedling session takes place in a clean, comfortable, and professional environment. Your skincare professional may apply a numbing cream to minimize any potential discomfort during the procedure. Rest assured, any pain experienced during microneedling is generally mild and manageable.


The SkinPen, a handheld device equipped with fine needles, will be gently moved across your skin, creating controlled micro-injuries. These micro-injuries are virtually invisible and will stimulate collagen production, leading to a healthier and rejuvenated complexion.


During the session, you may experience mild sensations such as tingling, heat, or a slight prickling feeling. The duration of a microneedling session can vary, typically lasting between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the treated area and the specific concerns being addressed.

Post-Session Care and Aftercare

After your microneedling session, it’s important to follow proper post-care instructions to ensure optimal healing and maintain the results. Here are some essential guidelines to consider:

  • Sun protection: Avoid direct sunlight immediately after the session. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
  • Makeup avoidance: Refrain from applying makeup for the recommended period, typically 24 to 48 hours, to allow your skin to breathe and heal properly.
  • Gentle cleansing: Use a mild, non-irritating cleanser to gently cleanse your skin. Avoid harsh products that may cause irritation or disrupt the healing process.
  • Moisturization: Keep your skin well-hydrated by applying a moisturizer recommended by your skincare professional. Look for products with soothing and hydrating ingredients.
  • Avoid irritants: Steer clear of skincare products containing retinol, alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), or any other potentially irritating ingredients for a few days post-session.
  • Patience with side effects: It’s normal to experience temporary side effects such as redness, mild swelling, and increased sensitivity. Be patient as these effects typically subside within a few days.
  • Limit physical activity: Avoid vigorous exercise or activities that may cause excessive sweating or rubbing of the treated area for a few days after the session.
  • Follow-up appointments: Depending on your specific needs, your skincare professional may recommend a series of microneedling sessions. Follow the recommended time intervals between sessions for optimal results.


Remember, everyone’s skin is unique, so it’s essential to consult with your skincare professional and follow their personalized aftercare instructions. By following these guidelines, you can promote healing, protect your skin, and maintain the benefits of your microneedling session.



SkinPen Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment that offers remarkable results for various skin concerns. With its fine needles and controlled micro-injuries, the SkinPen stimulates collagen production and rejuvenates the skin. Follow proper post-session care and consult with a skincare professional to ensure optimal healing and long-term skin health. 

Experience the transformative effects of microneedling by scheduling an appointment with Flawless Skin Boutique today at (678)-263-2777. We are located in Atlanta, GA.

Get ready to unveil a healthier, more radiant complexion!