Looking for a safe and effective way to improve your skin’s texture? If so, microneedling might be just what you need. In this blog post, we’ll explore everything you need to know about microneedling. Whether you’re looking to reduce wrinkles, minimize scars, or achieve a youthful glow, microneedling can do it for you. Let’s dive in!
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses small needles to puncture the skin. This process increases collagen and elastin production, which can help improve the skin’s texture and firmness.
What to Expect When Getting a Microneedling Treatment
When you get a microneedling treatment, a licensed aesthetician will start by cleansing your skin and applying a numbing cream to help reduce discomfort.
The microneedling device creates tiny punctures in a specific pattern on your skin’s surface. You may experience mild discomfort or a slight prickling sensation, but the numbing cream helps to minimize any pain. After the treatment, your skin may appear red or slightly swollen, similar to a mild sunburn. Some people may also notice mild sensitivity or flaking skin in the following days.
Microneedling is safe, but it is not a one-time fix. Multiple treatments may be needed to achieve optimal results.
How Often Is Microneedling Treatment Needed?
The answer depends on your specific skin type, the severity of your skin condition, and your age. Generally, most patients need microneedling treatment every four to six weeks. However, if you have more severe skin problems, you may need to get it done more often.
Microneedling works by stimulating the body’s natural healing process, and you may not see the full results of your treatment for several weeks. It can take up to three months to see the results of microneedling.
After your microneedling treatment, we recommend following proper aftercare instructions to ensure the best possible results. We’ve broken down some tips to help care for your skin after microneedling.
Avoid Direct Sunlight
Exposing your skin to direct sunlight increases the risk of skin irritation, which can compromise your results. Wait at least 24 hours after the procedure, or wear sunscreen if you must go outside.
Use a Gentle Cleanser
After microneedling, your skin may be more delicate than usual. Avoid using abrasive products that could irritate your skin, and use products recommended by your skincare professional.
Avoid Touching Your Treated Skin
Resist the urge to pick at your skin and allow your skin to heal naturally. If you must touch your skin for any reason, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water first, but try your best to keep your hands away from your face as much as possible to avoid irritation.
With the right aftercare routine and professional help, you can achieve the best possible results from your microneedling treatment. Be sure to take care of your skin, and enjoy the beautiful, glowing complexion you deserve!