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A microneedling procedure includes making tiny pricks into the skin at the epidermis. There, at the top layer of your skin, the pinpricks cause small injuries known to trigger your skin’s natural regeneration response. This includes boosting collagen production, and in turn, new skin tissue that may provide a smoother tone, texture, and overall youthful appearance.
Before you start, the skin specialist will cleanse your skin and apply a topical anesthetic to eliminate any pain. During the microneedling treatment, the doctor uses a tool to create an even layer of small pinpricks across the targeted area, gently injuring the skin to stimulate collagen production, cellular growth, and a fresh, dewy layer of skin.
How to Prepare for Microneedling?
This procedure requires that your skin is clean, so it is important that you change your everyday skin care routine to include more gentle cleansers, toners, and moisturizers. For at least 5 days before your microneedling appointment, remove exfoliation, harsh cleansers, and specialty products from your regimen. Then, on the day of your appointment, simply wash your face with warm water and soap and pat dry.
What to Expect From Microneedling?
Many people use microneedling procedures alone or along with other skin care procedures to target these skin concerns:
- Acne scarring
- Age spots
- Dark spots and sun damage
- Fine lines, wrinkles, and deep creases
- Shrinking pores
- Improving elasticity
- Smoothing skin tone
- Stretch marks
- Anti-aging benefits
Most commonly used on the face, microneedling is effective all over the body and may become more efficacious when combined with other skin treatments.
Microneedling Treatment FAQs
Over time, the skin can lose what holds it together including collagen, elastin, and fresh skin cells. A microneedle facial tightens the skin, reduces the signs of aging, boosts renewal, and smooths pigmentation imbalance along with scaring lines, and even low circulation.
Some people who are not ideal candidates for microneedling include pregnant women, those with skin diseases, people with skin wounds, scars or recent radiation therapy.
The procedure is generally considered painless due to the local anesthetic, but some people report moderate discomfort. Regardless, every patient is different, and thus, you may notice a few of these common side effects of microneedling: redness, dryness & peeling, bacterial buildup, bruising, and general skin irritation.
The purpose of a microneedling treatment is to stimulate the skin to create more essential compounds for tight, toned skin. Then, smooth the skin and encourage new skin cell growth for a soft, youthful appearance. Over time, microneedling sessions may lead to scar reduction, anti-aging effects, smaller pores, overall smoother skin, even skin tone, dewy texture, and much more.