Microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation. Microneedling offers fairly immediate results. On a short-term basis, it plumps the skin and makes the skin radiant. Microneedling also promises improvement over time, in only one-month post-treatment, your skin can experience a 400 percent increase in collagen production.
Micro-needling isn’t invasive like plastic surgery, so. The recovery time is minimal. You may notice some skin irritation and redness within the first few days following the procedure. This is a natural response to the small ‘injuries’ made by the needles in your skin.
Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so sunscreen is a must.
After micro-needling, your skin works fairly quickly to rejuvenate new tissue. In theory, you should see results within a couple of weeks. To maintain the results of your treatment, you’ll need multiple sessions and perhaps other complementing treatments. Our medical aesthetician will advise you on the best plan of action based on your individual goals.
Micro-needling works best for:
• Acne scars
• Age spots
• Large ports
• Reduced skin elasticity
• Treat uneven skin tone
You may not be an ideal candidate for micro-needling if you:
• are pregnant
• have certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis or eczema
• have open wounds
• have had radiation therapy recently
• have a history of skin scars
Like all cosmetic procedures, micro-needling isn’t without risk. The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure. You may also see redness for a few days. Call your doctor if you notice more severe side effects, such as: