A professional microneedle pen carries about 36 needles and an at-home derma roller has up to 540 micro-needles. The idea of pressing a bunch of tiny needles into your face might sound horrifying, but the microneedling process is painless and quick.
In the guide, we answer the most common microneedling questions, and dive into the benefits of this skin treatment.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive, safe, and effective therapeutic beauty technique used to invigorate and rejuvenate the skin. It involves the process of using tens to hundreds of micro needles in a microneedling device to create tiny punctures in the skin.
What this does is trick the skin into thinking it has been injured, which promotes the skin to build more collagen and elastin, reaping many benefits.
The Benefits of Microneedling
After four treatments patients experienced a 400% increase in collagen production due to microneedling. Microneedling improves the health and appearance of your skin by:
- Naturally boosting collagen and elastin production
- Fading scars
- Evening skin texture and tone
- Gradually minimizing fine lines and wrinkles
- Preventing further skin damage
Sitting under the Texan sun is fun until it damages your skin. You have the power to prevent damage from UV rays and heat with microneedling!
How to Prepare for Microneedling Treatment
Consult your technician before your appointment for recommended prep. Usually, you will avoid any retinoids or exfoliants that increase skin sensitivity. It is also recommended to stop taking any medications that promote bleeding like ibuprofen.
Microneedling: At Home vs In-Office Treatments
It is generally safer to obtain microneedling from a professional, especially for the first time. In a MedSpa, a licensed esthetician will use a professional medical microneedling device suited for your skin type and condition. Professional devices use medical-grade needles, so you do not need to worry about damage or infection.
Due to the surge in popularity of microneedling, there are a plethora of at-home devices ranging from electrical to manual. Problems with using home devices include applying the wrong pressure, improper device cleaning leading to infection, needling on open wounds or acne, or dull needles that scar the skin.
It is always wise to seek professional microneedling as the process is superior.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
Microneedling is painless! Despite the name, you don’t feel any needling in the process. This is because the needles are so short and fine.
The needles are only .1mm in diameter and .5mm in length which is nano-sized.
Side Effects of Microneedling
Microneedling is safe and you can see results in as little as one month. Immediately following a treatment, you can expect redness, minimal bleeding, and skin sensitivity. This should all disappear in a day or two.
After Care Procedure for Microneedling
Your skin is sensitive after treatment. Make sure to avoid makeup and stick to a clean and simple skin routine. Wear sunscreen to protect your new layer of skin and after a few days, you may return to your normal skin routine.
Obtain Silky Soft Clear Skin with Microneedling
Microneedling is great for anyone looking to reverse old skin damage or prevent new signs of aging. The procedure is painless, fast, and inexpensive when compared to other skin treatments.
Schedule a consultation today for dewy, flawless skin tomorrow.