The Benefits of Microneedling
Skin rejuvenation is a common interest in people of various ages, ethnicities, and skin types. Who doesn’t want healthier, more vibrant skin?
August 3, 2015
With thousands of products on the market and countless gadgets and treatments available it can be hard to choose what works and will give you the most optimal result. Many of us desire smooth and radiant skin but don’t have time to recover from extensive procedures that require days of recovery and down time. Microneedling could very well be your answer. An innovative skin rejeuvenation procedure, microneedling uses small needles to create tiny ‘micro channels’ in the skin. These ‘micro channels’ allow deeper absorption of topical products applied during treatment that repair and renew the skin. In addition to creating ‘micro channels’, the action of microneedling itself stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, leading to firmer and smoother skin.
For most of my patients, I recommend a series of 2-6 microneedling treatments depending on your desired outcome. Common issues that microneedling addresses are lines and wrinkles, acne and surgical scarring, uneven pigmentation, skin tone, and large pores. Treatment time is about 15 minutes and recovery time is almost none. There is minimal discomfort associated with the procedure and many patients report was a pleasant experience. Immediately after the procedure it is not uncommon to have redness similar to sunburn. For most of my patients this redness lasts for a few minutes but, depending on skin sensitivity, this redness may last up to 2 days. A chemical free sunscreen is applied immediately after your treatment and patients are encouraged to avoid prolonged sun exposure and sweaty exercise for 1-3 days. Skin tightness and mild flaking are possible in the days following the procedure. Unlike harsh chemical peels there is no risk of chemical burns or extensive skin shedding. Microneedling is a safe, effective skin rejuvenation procedure with minimal downtime and I’m excited to offer this treatment to my patients!