Considering a Microneedling Treatment: Here’s What to Know
If you are suffering from one or more skin issues such as fine lines, scars or hyperpigmentation, don’t give up hope. Microneedling treatments help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, giving you a smoother, more youthful-looking complexion.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that helps remove fine lines, acne scars and hyperpigmentation. Unlike creams and serums, which can take months to work and rarely deliver results, microneedling can produce cell-turnover almost immediately, giving you a glowing, more even complexion.
How is Microneedling Done?
Microneedling is usually performed by an aesthetician and involves inserting small microneedles into the skin of the affected area. These tiny needles go deeper than derma rollers to penetrate underneath the layer of the affected skin. The tiny punctures or “micro-injuries” signal the body’s healing process to help generate elastin and collagen. Additionally, microneedling treatments will also help your facial products, like moisturizes and serums, penetrate and work more effectively.
Most people notice a glowing complexion right away, thanks to the jump-start of collagen production. More than likely, you will still need several treatments to get the desired results. However, if you have been looking for something to improve the radiance, texture and even the appearance of pores, microneedling can help. Many aestheticians recommend coming into the office for a session every month, or every other month to maintain results.
What to Know About Microneedling Treatment
- Microneedling isn’t a painless experience, but the pain isn’t as bad as you would think. The discomfort passes quickly and fades away almost as quickly as it came about.
- Not only is microneedling a great way to remove acne scars, but it can also keep new pimples from forming. It can also work wonders on reducing the appearance of wrinkles in a way that is much better than topical products.
- Hydration is important after a microneedling treatment. It is vital to keep your skin hydrated with gentle moisturizers in order to reduce the appearance of redness or skin irritation, which is a common side effect of microneedling. You should also skip vigorous exercise and gym trips for a day.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive option to fix common skin issues such as acne scarring, fine lines and uneven skin texture. For more information on microneedling, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ghozland.