Microneedling Treatment is a cosmetic procedure that encourages the collagen production of the skin by taking advantage of the skin’s healing response. During the procedure, the service provider will use small, sterilized needles to prick the skin. This will generate collagen production and make your skin firm and smooth. It also minimizes scars, dark spots, wrinkles, and pores.
Microneedling, aka skin needling, is minimally invasive that requires little to no downtime. The procedure is considered to be very safe. It might not fit people who are on acne medications, dealing with active acne, and struggling with eczema and severe psoriasis. It is common to experience slight redness and radiation post-treatment.
Benefits of Microneedling Facial
Benefits of microneedling include but are not limited to:
- The treatment minimizes the appearance of scars.
- Your fine lines and wrinkles will be greatly reduced.
- It minimizes the appearance of enlarged pores.
- The appearance of hyperpigmentation will be greatly minimized.
- Microneedling smoothes out uneven skin tone.
- It improves skin elasticity and minimizes the appearance of stretch marks.
- Microneedling promotes hair growth in people struggling with alopecia.
- It is a less invasive option than skin lasers.
Targeted Areas for Skin Needling
Microneedling Facial is most commonly used on the face. In addition to treating facial concerns, the treatment can also be used to treat stretch marks and pigmentation on the body as well. It is also coupled with other treatments, such as facial fillers, to intensify the results.
The cost of microneedling varies anywhere from $200 to $800 per session based on the extent of treatment. Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that isn’t covered by insurance. You can discuss financing options with your service provider to pay for the treatment at your convenience.
How Does Microneedling Facial Work?
Microneedling encourages your skin to produce more collagen. The tiny pinpricks cause microscopic injuries to your skin. Your skin responds to the injury by making new collagen-rich tissue. Over time, the collagen will greatly improve the tone and texture of your skin and make it firmer. It is sometimes coupled with other skincare treatments such as topical serums, radiofrequency, and PRP.
Risks or Side Effects of Microneedling
Some of the possible side effects of microneedling include bleeding, bruising, infection, and peeling. These occur in very rare cases. Generally, people only experience slight redness and a bit of swelling post-treatment. If you deal with skin conditions such as psoriasis, or eczema, have open wounds, active acne, or have a history of scars, you might need to stay clear of the treatment. Women who are pregnant should always consult their gynecologist prior to getting the treatment.
How to Prepare for Microneedling?
Prior to getting microneedling done, ask your service provider about how you can prepare for your appointment. You must avoid taking medications like ibuprofen and Accutane. Avoid using anything that might increase sun sensitivity. Do not use exfoliants and topical retinoids a couple of days before microneedling.
Procedure for SkinPen Microneedling
Initially, your skin will be numbed with the help of a topical anesthetic. During the process, the doctor will create microscopic pricks under the skin with the help of a pen-like tool that has sterilized needles. These cuts are very tiny and won’t be visible with a normal eye. The service provider will move the device across your skin with even pressure. All in all, the procedure will take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour.
As the procedure is minimally invasive, the recovery period is fairly minimal as well. You will notice a bit of redness and irritation within the first couple of days after the procedure. It is a natural response to minor needle pricks. It is best to let your skin heal before applying makeup. Always apply sunscreen before stepping out in direct sunlight. After microneedling, your skin works fairly quickly to rejuvenate new tissue. In theory, you should see results within a couple of weeks. Do not expose your skin to harsh chemicals and avoid getting any new treatments done before your skin heals. Make sure to stay hydrated, use an antioxidant serum, and apply a cooling mask.
We hope this article is informative and helpful! If you have any questions regarding micro-needling, reach out to us, and our team will guide you. To book an appointment, fill out the consultation form or connect with us via phone call.