Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin treatment where we intentionally create tiny punctures in the top layer of skin using micro-fine needles. The process is scientifically proven to trigger the body’s natural wound healing process, which encourages collagen production (lessens wrinkle depth and tightens skin sagging), scar healing and an overall brighter complexion.
The whole process of microneedling takes about 30 minutes. Depending on your pain tolerance, the process may cause moderate to very minimal pain; we use numbing cream to minimize pain. It’s normal to experience some redness after this treatment that may last up to a couple days. It’s common to see skin improvement within 48 to 72 hours after treatment.
How many times do you need to do microneedling? Is microneedling permanent? Recommendations will vary, but many professionals will suggest getting four to six micro-needling treatments spaced four to six weeks apart. After that you’ll most likely be ready for a “maintenance treatment” within six months to a year later.
You’ll want to avoid the gym, sauna and direct sunlight exposure for at least the first 24 hours after microneedling treatment since sweating can result in increased inflammation. The series of treatments is best to start in fall and winter months because of this.