Microneedling

What is Microneedling? 

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive dermatological procedure that involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. This procedure is aimed at stimulating the body’s natural wound healing processes, resulting in increased collagen and elastin production. It is an effective treatment for a range of skin issues, including scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks.

How does Microneedling work?

Microneedling works by creating controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface using a device equipped with small needles. These injuries prompt the body’s natural healing response, which includes the production of new collagen and elastin fibers. As the skin heals, it becomes firmer, plumper, and more youthful in appearance.

What is Microneedling best suited for?

Microneedling is best suited for treating acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, uneven skin texture, and overall skin rejuvenation. It is also helpful in improving skin laxity and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.

What to expect during treatment?

During the treatment, doctor will use a microneedling device to apply fine needles to the skin, which may cause some discomfort. The procedure typically lasts about 15 minutes, depending on the treatment area. Post-treatment, there might be redness and mild swelling, similar to mild sunburn, which usually subsides within a couple of days.

What are the treatment areas?

Common treatment areas for microneedling include the face, neck, chest, and hands. However, it can be performed on any area of the body that requires skin rejuvenation.

Is the treatment painful?

Microneedling can cause some discomfort, but the pain is usually considered tolerable. Topical numbing cream is usually applied to the treatment area beforehand to minimize pain.

How many sessions are needed to see results?

The number of sessions required can vary based on the individual’s skin condition and desired outcomes. Typically, about 4 to 6 sessions, spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart, are recommended for the most effective results, especially for acne scar improvement.

How soon can I see results from?

Visible improvements can sometimes be seen starting from one week post-treatment; however, more significant results, such as the reduction of deep wrinkles and scars, will typically become apparent after several sessions and will continue to improve over the following months as collagen production increases.

What to avoid after the treatment?

After the treatment, it is important to avoid direct sun exposure, harsh skincare products, makeup, and activities that cause excessive sweating for at least 24 to 72 hours. It’s also recommended to avoid using any products containing retinol or acidic ingredients for a short period post-treatment.

Are there any side effects?

The side effects of microneedling are typically minor and temporary. They can include redness, swelling, discomfort at the site of treatment, dryness, and flaking of the skin. More serious side effects, like infection or scarring, are rare and can be minimized by following proper post-treatment care and consulting with a qualified professional for the procedure.

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