What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment that uses tiny needles to puncture the skin, which stimulates new collagen growth. Thousands of micro-wounds are created during the microneedling process, triggering the body’s natural healing response. This leads to a release of growth factors that cause natural collagen production. As this occurs, you can look forward to your skin becoming smoother and more even. Fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, large pores, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation can all be improved through microneedling.
What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Those interested in microneedling can reap a wide range of benefits from the procedure. While everyone responds differently to skin treatments like this, in general you can look forward to the following advantages:
- Relatively quick procedure with a short recovery
- Customizable with different microneedling depths
- Safe and beneficial for all skin tones
- Healthier, more youthful-looking skin
Additionally, when microneedling is combined with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, the healing process tends to be faster, and overall results are enhanced.
What Does the Microneedling Procedure Involve?
Before your microneedling treatment, a numbing cream will be applied to the target area to ensure you remain comfortable throughout your appointment. Once this has taken effect, your skin will be cleansed, and depending on the specifics of your treatment plan, a serum may be applied to your skin.
Your aesthetic professional will then guide our advanced microneedling device over your skin, which is set at the ideal depth for your unique needs. Micro-punctures are made throughout the treatment area as this occurs. The entire process takes approximately 15 minutes, not including the initial time needed to numb your skin.
What Can I Expect After Microneedling?
Immediately after your microneedling procedure, you can expect your skin to look red, like you have a sunburn, and feel tight and sensitive. Depending on your skin, you can expect to see these side effects gradually fade over the first couple days or within the first week. You should keep your skin moisturized and avoid direct sunlight, wearing sunscreen to protect your skin.
Results can often begin to be seen a week after your treatment, and this should continue to improve as collagen regenerates. A series of microneedling treatments may be recommended to help you achieve optimal results.
How Much Does Microneedling Cost?
The cost of microneedling will vary for each patient based on the number of areas being treated and how large these sections are. During your consultation, our team can provide you with a cost estimate based on your unique treatment plan.