Microneedling may sound like an intimidating procedure, no thanks to the word “needle” in its name, but the treatment can be considered a more effective way to do a facial—aside from the numbing cream involved. “You’re really building collagen and thickening the skin, so instead of looking good for a few days after your traditional facial, your skin is smooth and radiant for much longer,” explains Marla Kragel, President of Arizona Based Aesthetic’s Institute. “It’s such a safe procedure, and is great for filling in acne scars.” Of course, the idea of getting needles inserted into your face for the sake of skincare can seem intimidating, but if you’ve seen the before and after shots, there’s no questioning the treatment’s effectiveness, and instead of using injectable fillers to repair an indented area, the process kick-starts your body’s own natural collagen production to heal the skin on its own. We asked Dr. Kragel for a crash course on the treatment, so you can determine whether or not it’s right for you.
What is micro-needling good for?
Microneedling is a derma roller procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores.
Do you see results after one session of Microneedling?
Microneedling is a highly effective treatment for most skin types and concerns. Best of all, many people see results after just one or two sessions.
How often should I do micro-needling?
every 4 to 6 weeks
How Often Should You do Micro-Needling Treatments?
As a general rule of thumb, microneedling treatment can be safely done about once a month or every 4 to 6 weeks.
Is Micro-Needling painful?
The procedure isn't overly painful. There are ways to minimize discomfort. The most common side effects of micro-needling are skin redness and irritation. Microneedling takes multiple sessions to truly see results, but research has shown it to be an effective, minimally invasive way to improve the health of the skin.
How long does it take to see results from micro-needling?
four to six weeks
As soon as the deepest layers of your skin are penetrated by the needles, “micro-wounds” are created. This triggers your body's wound healing processes to heal your micro-wounds immediately. However, the most dramatic results will not be visible until four to six weeks after treatment.
Are Microneedling results permanent?
The effects of a micro-needling pen are not permanent, so clinicians recommend a maintenance program that could include quarterly procedures to keep skin looking its best.
Do dermatologists recommend Microneedling?
Yes: When done by a professional dermatologist, "micro-needling can be effective at boosting the penetration of topical skincare and plumping skin, and there is data to show its efficacy in reducing fine lines and wrinkles," Dr. Gohara says.
Is micro-needling worth the money?
The benefits make micro-needling worth the splurge. This treatment boosts collagen, promotes healthy circulation, and helps to tighten and lift skin. Plus, microneedling is ideal for treating those dreaded acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and even stretch marks.
Is Microneedling better than laser?
The benefit of choosing micro-needling is that it is a faster, less invasive procedure with much less discomfort than laser treatments, where some patients may find the heat of laser intolerable and somewhat painful.
Does Microneedling make you look younger?
Microneedling is a safe procedure that uses the handheld SkinPen® device to create microscopic injuries on the surface of your skin tissue. ... As a result, your skin becomes firmer, tighter, and younger-looking. Wrinkles and lines become less noticeable and your skin tone appears fresher and brighter.