Welcome to Operation Get-Clear-Skin-For-My-Wedding (lol)! Cause listen: I get married in about a year. You know DANG RIGHT that I want flawless skin on my wedding day! I am so determined to get my skin to where I want it to be. I decided to take action and I turned to LASSI SKIN to help me fix my skin needs!
My entire life I have always struggled with acne breakouts and scarring on my face. I always wished I could be one of those people who were lucky enough to be born with such great skin! For me I feel like no matter what I ever try, I just can never achieve my skin goals. There were points in my life where is was bad guys… like SO bad. As I have gotten older it has definitely improved a ton, but still no where near where I wish it was. Over the past few months I have found some products that have really worked well with my skin (I will save that for a blog post on another day). BUT, I still feel like much improvement can be made.
So that pretty much brings us up to date! Over the next few months I will be visiting LASSI to help get my skin in the best condition possible! For those of you who are'n’t familiar, LASSI is a Laser and skin surgery center based in the northern part of Indianapolis! The provide a wide variety of services and treatments, however I will be working with their aesthetic department! They do services such as Chemical Peels, Blu Light Therapy, HydraFacials, Microneedling and more!
We decided to kick off my skin journey with an aggressive treatment: Microneedling. I will keep you guys posted with what treatment I am getting next, but for today I want to focus on my experience with microneedling and the results I got. I made sure to film the whole procedure and saved it to my “LASSI SKIN” highlight on stories. If any of you are interested in watching the actual procedure being done, head over to my story highlights and view it there. A TON of you guys had questions about it all after I posted the videos. Hopefully today’s blog post will help to answer all of those for you!
So, what is Microneedling?
Microneedling in layman’s terms is basically a bunch of tiny microneedles attached to the Collagen P.I.N. that gets penetrated into your skin. TRUST ME… it is not as scary as it sounds! It creates tiny channels in the dermis of the skin that initiates the body’s natural healing process which creates collagen. You can adjust the depth penetration depending on your needs & desired results!
What skin needs does it help with?
Microneedling is perfect if you are looking for a change of appearance in your skin, but you aren’t ready or want to do a laser treatment. It can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, stretch marks, uneven pigmentation, and pores!
Does it hurt?
No- not at all. They have you rub numbing cream on your face for about an hour before the procedure. I was SUPER numb and my face felt numb for hours after it was done. During the procedure you may feel a weird tingling feeling and pressure but it was nothing unbearable by any means! I was actually pleasantly surprised by how little pain I felt at all! If fear of pain is what is keeping you away from this, don’t let it! You will be fine, trust me! The procedure itself only lasts about 20 minutes!
What to expect after?
After the procedure your face will be RED. There is a few day downtime with microneedling so don’t get it if you have a big event coming up after! After 2-3 days you are good to cover up the redness with makeup! Immediately after getting it done my face felt like a terrible sun burn and looked like one to! I will insert some photos below to show you what my skin looked during the healing process!
You can see some of the dark spots and acne I have in these shots! Believe it or not, this was actually a pretty good skin day for me!
Lots of red, a little blood, and my skin is pretty raw. Like I said though, I am completely numb in this picture! Didn’t feel a thing!
A few hours later day of treatment (Day 1)
Face was pretty red and looked sunburnt. Face felt super tight and tingly.
Face was calm all day until I took a shower. My upper cheeks were really inflamed. Face felt mildly irrated all day but not painful at all.
My skin looked so much better on day 3. It was a lot less irritated than days prior and less inflamed. This day my skin started to get super dry around nose and chin.
Day 3 (night)
I started to get a little scabbing on my under eyes where it was previously really red. More skin started to get dry and some peeling started to happen.
Lots of peeling occurred and new skin was super smooth. My forehead looked super clear and flawless on day 4! I noticed a few tiny breakouts happened after the procedure. I think it brought some of my clogged pores to surface a bit.
This day was the first day I started seeing some amazing results. My skin appeared almost fully healed and my skin texture felt noticeably different!
Skin seemed to be approving even more that the day prior. my skin felt super balanced and neutral!
1 Week Post Procedure
My skin one week post procedure was feeling super smooth! I can tell that each day scars are fading more and more!
10 Days Post Treatment
On day 10 I feel like my skin is looking and feeling better than ever! I am so happy with how even my skin tone is and how faded the scaring is!
10 days after (with makeup on)
When will I see results?
Technically you should see a difference in skin texture within about 14 days. This blog post is a tad premature since it has been a little over a week since I got it done however I am already noticing great results so I wanted to share with you guys now! I will update my stories and this post as time goes on and my skin improves more!
How much does it cost?
Microneedling typically costs around $300 for a session. If you get the treatment you will have a skin consultation and price may vary based off your skin condition, desired results, and number of treatments you may be wanting. If you are a first time customer, they offer 30% off which is nice! They also will sometimes run various specials like a free dermaplane with any facial treatment at the beginning of each month!
You can call (317)-660-7103 to book with Maura or Taylor!
Final thoughts: Was it worth it?
100% YES! To me its a no brainer, this is a procedure that can give you lasting effects. I noticeably am already seeing improvements in my skin which makes me super excited! I still am just at the beginning of my skin journey but I am so pleased with the amazing start I have because of this procedure! If you are interested on learning more about Microneediling click here! Also you can check out more about LASSI and what they have to offer here! That is all for now friends!
Stay tuned for more on my skin adventure!