What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that treats patients with acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines, deep wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Microneedling is a method of inducing a controlled injury into the skin’s dermal and epidermal layers which generates growth factors, new collagen and elastin. Microneedling provides dramatic results by stimulating natural repair mechanisms, thereby promoting new skin cells to surface.
Your medical provider will use a sterile, disposable needle cartridge that holds either 12 or 36 micro needles that will glide across the skin mechanically inducing micro injury to the epidermis.
The 12 or 36 needles during treatment will create micro channels inducing a controlled injury thereby naturally stimulating collagen giving way to healthier, younger looking skin.
Who can be treated and on what area of the body?
Microneedling can safely treat all skin types. Most areas of the body can be treated unless decided otherwise by your medical provider.
How many treatments will I need and will the treatment hurt?
Usually a series of 3 to 6 treatments is recommended, depending on the level of correction needed. Your skincare professional will decide on a treatment schedule based on the individual’s goals and desires.
Treatments are usually done in 4 week intervals. Patients with more advanced issues and concerns such as deeper wrinkles, advanced sun damage, stretch marks and scars may require more than 6 treatments to achieve desired results.
Your skincare professional will apply a numbing cream to the area that is being treated. Patients report feeling little to no pain with the numbing agent being applied.
What will I look like after my treatment?
This is considered a no downtime treatment. After the treatment you will experience slight to moderate redness such as a sunburn. Your skincare professional will recommend a skincare regimen to aid in minimizing the redness and maximize results.
How long will it take to see results?
Results truly depend on the individual and how advanced the issues are, although patients have reported seeing results after 1-2 treatments as soon as 2 weeks after treatments.
How long will results from Microneedling lasts?
Your overall results will last longer when using a home skincare regimen that includes a daily retinol product. Your skincare professional will guide you in making the best decision for a home care regimen. New collagen and elastin has been documented from just one treatment as much as one year later.