HOW MICRONEEDLING WORKS
Microneedling is an effective and relatively painless way to smooth all skin colors to create a brighter, more youthful complexion. Microneedling is a skin resurfacing procedure that utilizes tiny needles to create microscopic injuries in the skin, stimulating new collagen formation and creating channels for topical solutions to penetrate deep into the skin and work more effectively. The procedure has been proven safe and effective, and many celebrities use it to keep their skin youthful and bright. Because microneedling relies on a natural biological process, there's no risk of allergic reaction.
Microneedling does not involve the delivery of heat, making it a safe option for patients with a wide variety of skin tones to receive the treatment without the risk of pigmentation issues that accompanies laser and light procedures, which involve heat.
A typical microneedling session lasts between 45 minutes-1 hour. First, your provider will apply a topical anesthetic cream to the area to ensure a comfortable experience. After the anesthetic takes affect, the microneedling device will be moved across the targeted area.
Microneedling alone gives impressive results. However, the process also makes it possible for topical skin care products or PRP to reach deep into the dermis layer of the skin, enhancing their effectiveness. During your consultation, your provider will discuss which products will produce your desired results.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DOES MICRONEEDLING HURT?
No. Thanks to a topical anesthetic and the very small size of the needle used, the microneedling procedure is not painful.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING RECOVERY?
There is no downtime following a microneedling treatment & most patients resume normal activities immediately. Redness, minor swelling, and a "sunburn" sensation are common but typically not severe. Mineral makeup may be applied 4 hours after the procedure. A Post Procedure Kit will safely protect your results.
HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Some patients find that 1-2 treatments give them the results they desire. However, most patients require a series of 3-6 sessions spaced a couple of weeks apart to achieve their desired results. Your provider will work with you to create a care plan that reflects your goals.
RECOMMENDATIONS: 3 or more treatments are recommended for preventative aging, 6 or more treatments to target scarring.
Microneedling typically causes mild skin redness that lasts for a few days, although it may linger for as long as a week.
Patients should protect their skin from the sun after a microneedling session.
Patients may start wearing makeup as soon as the next day.
Results happen at the cellular level and generally will take a few months to see the full result.
Microneedling is not for everyone, however, as those with inflammation or infection — such as people with active acne or cold sores, respectively — should not receive the treatment.