FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves the use of a device with fine needles to create tiny, controlled injuries in the skin. This stimulates the body's natural healing process and promotes collagen and elastin production.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Microneedling can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, enlarged pores, stretch marks, and uneven skin texture. It can also enhance overall skin tone and elasticity.
How is microneedling performed?
During a microneedling session, our technician will cleanse your skin and apply a numbing cream. Then, they will use a microneedling device to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin's surface. Afterward, serums or topical treatments may be applied to enhance the results.
Is microneedling painful?
Microneedling can cause some discomfort, but a numbing cream is applied before the procedure to minimize pain. Most people describe the sensation as tolerable, similar to a mild sunburn.
How long does a microneedling session take?
The duration of a microneedling session can vary depending on the treatment area and the depth of needling. Typically, a session can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.
How many microneedling sessions are needed to see results?
The number of sessions required varies from person to person and depends on the specific skin concerns being addressed. Generally, a series of 3 to 6 treatments spaced about 4 to 6 weeks apart is recommended for optimal results.
Is there any downtime after microneedling?
There is usually minimal downtime after microneedling. Immediately after the procedure, the skin may appear red and slightly swollen, similar to a mild sunburn. This typically subsides within a day or two.
Are there any side effects or risks associated with microneedling?
Side effects may include redness, swelling, and minor discomfort, which are usually temporary. In rare cases, there may be infection or scarring.
Who is a good candidate for microneedling?
Microneedling is suitable for most skin types and can be used to address various skin concerns. However, it may not be recommended for individuals with certain medical conditions, active skin infections, or a history of keloid scarring.
Can microneedling be combined with other treatments?
Yes, microneedling is often combined with other treatment such as PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy or topical serums to enhance results. Your provider can recommend the best combination for your specific needs.
How long do microneedling results last?
Results from microneedling can be long-lasting, but maintenance treatments may be necessary to sustain the improvements. The longevity of results varies from person to person and depends on factors like skin care, sun exposure, and aging.
Is microneedling safe for all skin colors?
Microneedling is generally safe for all skin colors, but it's essential to consult with a knowledgeable practitioner who can adjust the treatment parameters to minimize the risk of hyperpigmentation or other complications in individuals with darker skin tones.
Remember that microneedling is a medical procedure, and it's crucial to consult with a qualified and experienced provider to determine if it's suitable for your skin and needs. Always follow post-treatment care instructions for the best results and minimal complications.