It’s been quite long since I last posted but rest assured I’m reading all your comments and appreciate it a lot! I actually lost the drive to post pimple related stuff since it’s honestly frustrating seeing it make a big comeback on my face! There would be a time when my skin looks radiant and healthy and by the next day pimples were all over again. How is that even possible? Pimples are just so unpredictable! But you know life shouldn’t stop just because of pimples! And yes, the battle to clear skin continues!
Some of my readers sent messages on my instagram asking me to share my experience when I had my 1st microneedling with Skin Republik. I realized that I should continue writing to share my journey to give even an ounce of hope and inspiration to people who can relate on the things Im going through.
For the benefit of everyone;
“Microneedling (also known as collagen induction therapy) is a minimally invasive treatment to rejuvenate the skin. A device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which triggers the body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks. Microneedling may also be combined with a topical treatment, like PRP (platelet rich plasma) or another vitamin-rich serum.” -Real Self
Please do expect unfiltered photos on this post.
So here it goes,
To start, I’m going to show you how my face looks like before the procedure. As you can see both sides of my face has visible acne scars. Combination of ice pick scars, back scars and rolling scars as well. Sad right? Plus there are red active pimples adding color to my pale face which makes me Boy Pimple, your friendly superhero! Haha.
First step, they have to clean your face with a facial wipes and a special cleanser to erase traces of oils, dirt and make up if any. They want to make sure your face is clean before starting the procedure. Right after, they will put topical anesthesia and cover it with a thin cellophane or whatever you may want to call it and let it stay on your face for 30 to 40 minutes. This is the most boring part, you can just sleep or watch a video while waiting. When your face starts to numb that’s when they will start the actual procedure.
Then their comes the magic wand which has tiny hair thin like needles inside it which will be moved all over your face focusing on the area that needs more attention or most flawed. Mine was more on the cheeks. The goal is to have micro wound for faster absorption of serum, to promote collagen production and growth of new skin. Don’t panic if you can smell or perhaps see blood starts to appear on your skin, it’s part of the whole process.
How does it feel? You won’t feel much pain because of the anesthesia but you can still feel the tiny needles on your face and hear the weird sound of the device. It feels like big ants are crawling on your face minus the itchy feeling afterwards. Everything is tolerable.
That’s me on my halloween costume! haha. As what you can see there are still traces of blood and face turns red since it’s swelling a bit.
Trust me it looks painful but it’s not.
I also had PDT after microneedling. What is PDT? Read on.
PDT Acne Treatment. Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is a multi-use light activated system for destroying abnormal cells and affecting the function of overactive sebaceous glands which are a root cause of acne. Google
Allow me to share with you excerpts from Skin Republik when they posted #MySkinRepublikJourney on their page.
Day 1 of Denisse Aldrin after his first microneedling session. #BoyPimple
✨Pimples dried up.
✨Redness starts to subside.
✨Dead skin starts to peel. (Nose and chin area)
✨Complexion and skin texture improved.
Update: 2nd Day after the 2nd Microneedling session of Boy Pimple Denisse Aldrin
✨Redness starts to subside.
✨Cystic pimples dries up.
✨Skin starts to rejuvenate and reveal new skin.
✨ Acne scars are less visible.
Day 4 of Denisse Aldrin after his first microneedling session. #BoyPimple
✨Cystic pimple dried up.
✨Face starts to macro peel (cheeks, forehead, chin) Zoom in photo to see it clearer!
✨Redness is just 30% visible.
✨Complexion is clearer and skin texture is refined.
✨Shallow acne scars are less visible.
Day 10 of Denisse Aldrin after his first microneedling session. #BoyPimple
✨Lesser pimple growth. Pimples that popped up also reduced in size.
✨Face is clearer after micro peeling of concerned areas.
✨No more visible redness
✨Complexion is more clearer and brighter.
✨Acne scars are less visible.
✨Face is more firmer and tighter.
I really recommend Microneedling for acne prone skin, it can help lessen acne growth and makes acne scars less visible and with regular sessions scars will totally fade. It’s not just for acne scars, it can also help improve the appearance of wrinkles and aging skin.
Note, please don’t expect miracle after the 1st session. It would require 3 to 5 sessions to get optimum results.
Just a gentle reminder
Don’t let your pimples stop you from pursuing your dreams! Pimpled or not, keep pushing!
Thank you for reading.