What Does Microneedling Do?
• Improves fine lines and wrinkles
• Prevents dark spot formation
• Reduces hyperpigmentation
• Increases collagen in the skin
• Reduces Acne Scars
• Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
• Increases the rate of skin cell turnover
• Shrinking Pores
• Helps With Hair Loss
When your skin is facing several problems at the same time such as acne scars, fine lines, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation, microneedling is one of the most effective treatments to resolve most of them.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy. It’s based on the 1950’s cosmetic treatment called mesotherapy. Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure where several sterile micro needles are pressed into the skin. These pricks create tiny micro holes that trigger the skin’s repair system to create new collagen and elastin fibers. Topical skincare applied right afterwards is also absorbed better.
Benefits of Microneedling
- Immediate skin-plumping effect
- Lasting results
- Almost no risk of skin trauma
- Rapid recovery
- Suitable for nearly all skin tones and types
According to research, microneedling causes a healing response in the skin that improves different kinds of scarring including acne scars & can help reverse skin damage caused by the sun. This is because microneedling helps to renew the skin and can stimulate the formation of collagen which is the foundation of skin.
WHO CAN TRY MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling is suitable for all skin tones and of all ages, but it’s best to wait if you are 21 and older.
Microneedling can also be done on other areas including areas around the mouth, neck, body, arms, and legs.
DO NOT TRY MICRONEEDLING IF YOU HAVE
- Active Rashes or Infections
- Open Wounds
- Eczema or Rosacea
- Taking certain medications such as Isotretinoin
- Prone to keloid scars
People who have a lot of active acne, active rashes, active infection, open wounds or cuts on the skin and keloid scarring (hypertrophic scars/poor wound healing), or are taking medication like isotretinoin are not suitable for microneedling. It may take a longer time to recover for people who have poor self-healing ability.
When can we see results?
It usually takes 4-6 weeks to see minor results. For bigger difference on acne scars or fine lines, it can take up to 3 months and results will vary from person to person. Keep in mind that everyone has a different skin healing time and different degrees of scars. A usual treatment course of microneedling consists of 3 to 5 sessions spaced at least 4 weeks apart – with results being seen in 3 months.
Are THE RESULTS PERMANENT?
The short answer is yes the results will be permanent unlike fillers, but you have to take into factor that skin is always growing and changing as we age. No skin enhancement procedure is truly permanent. Similar to exercising and building muscle, our muscle mass will decline as we naturally age. Even if you reach your desired results the natural aging process would make it not permanent.
What should you avoid after microneedling?
Avoid Exposure to the Sun (Sun protection)
Use sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) value of 30 or more when you are outside. Without sun protection, microneedling may lead to higher PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) risk because of UV damage.
Avoid exfoliating ingredients
Avoid products with BHA or AHAs and Retinol (Vitamin A), they can be too irritating to apply after and before microneedling. Give your skin time to recover from microneedling before applying these types of products.
Avoid Wearing Makeup
You should avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after microneedling. Since your skin has open channels – wearing makeup may lead to clogged pores and irritation. It doesn’t take a long time to heal the skin for most people when using the After Care Products as instructed. You should be okay to wear makeup the following day.
How Long Does It Take To Heal From Microneedling
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure, as compared to derma rollers. So, it does require some recovery time, which varies depending on your skin and the length and density of the needles used.
While some in-office treatments, like laser treatments, will give you comparable results, the downtime after a microneedling treatment is much shorter. After a microneedling procedure, your skin will be pink and red and you may experience minor dryness & peeling within 24 to 72 hours. As opposed to laser treatment, such as laser resurfacing, recovery can take up to 10 days.
After your treatment, your licensed pro will go over after-care instructions.