Nov 15

Microneedling at Kinley Kay

The winter season has come in full force here in Wisconsin, and with it comes dryness, redness, and irritation — some of our least favorite skin concerns. Because of that, it really is the time to be giving your skin that extra love and attention. And, while our facial services are going to take great care of your skin, if you are truly looking to uplevel your skin and see amazing transformation in tightness, brightness, fine lines and wrinkles, and pigmentation, microneedling is where it’s at. 

The truth is that this service is the go to for those of you that are looking for a way to put that makeup bag away and walk out the door feeling confident in your very own skin. 

What to Expect

One of the little known facts about our skin is that, as we age, we begin to lose collagen and elastin in our skin (which is exactly what keeps us bright and tight). What microneedling does, through a minimally invasive treatment, is safely trigger your skin’s natural wound response to produce new collagen and elastin, ultimately making your skin look and feel younger and firmer! Sounds amazing, right?

There are so many other benefits to microneedling which make this treatment worth every penny. Microneedling is great for most skin types and does a number on acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles, all contributing to a dewy, youthful glow that you just can’t get with at-home treatments. 

So, if you are looking for a quick, mostly painless, and effective way to improve the texture, tone and overall appearance of your skin, microneedling is a great option for you. 

Is This Treatment Right for Me? 

For nearly everyone, the answer is YES! One of the best things about microneedling is that it is great for almost every skin type at every single age. I love this treatment because it has the ability to address so many issues, all with minimal downtime! 

There are, of course, a few exceptions to every rule, and so if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you may have to wait a little bit. This is mainly because you are not able to use the numbing cream prior to treatment, and that could make the experience unpleasant for you, which is not what we want at all! 

Also, if you have any open wounds on your face, neck or decollete, cystic acne, active pustular acne, or active cold sores, you will want to wait as microneedling may make those conditions worse. 

Finally, this service is not ideal for you if you are diabetic, have blood clotting issues, have a history of keloid scars, have an immunity disorder, or if you are on accutane or other skin thinning or blood thinning medications. We want to protect you, and so, while this service may not be for you, we do have other great options to help you achieve your skin goals and would love to consult with you! 

How Do I Prepare? 

The biggest thing you need to prepare for is the numbing agent we apply to your face. This experience is not painful in the slightest, but is new if you have never had it done before. This cream will ensure maximum comfort during your treatment, and will be on your face for about 15-20 minutes to do its magic. 

You can also expect to see a couple of things post treatment: 

  • Redness and mild swelling (similar to a sunburn) which generally subside within 24-48 hours and can be covered by makeup after 12.  The levels of redness and swelling vary from person to person, but are completely normal and should not be a cause for alarm.
  • Tenderness and warmth (similar to a sunburn) from the time your numbing cream wears off to about 12 hours post-treatment. 

We do also ask that if you are using any retinols or acid based serums to please discontinue use 24 hours prior to your facial appointment since these products make your skin more sensitive to other products and services. 

Other than preparing for the before and after, just come as you are and we will take amazing care of you! 


Despite the redness and minor swelling that you may experience post-treatment, you will almost immediately see and feel the tightening and brightening benefits of microneedling. Your skin will likely be glowy, plumped and refreshed the minute you hop off the bed and head out the door! Yay!   

With that said, the most noticeable results will be seen 1-6 weeks post treatment, as your collagen production begins to do it’s magic — reducing fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and smoothing out the texture of your skin. 

While one treatment will give your skin a beautiful glow, we do recommend treatments every 4-6 weeks for 4-5 treatments to successfully target your specific skin issues. Once we are able to significantly improve your skin issues, we recommend two yearly treatments to maintain your results.  

Interested in getting that makeup free glow, giving you the confidence to wake up and go! Click HERE to book our most result-producing, life changing treatment. We can’t wait to see you! 

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