What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is used to treat various skin conditions using tiny needles to puncture the skin. This increases the production of collagen and other healing factors while minimizing cellular damage.
Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, firm, and smooth. Less collagen leads to more wrinkles, fine lines, and skin sagging. Skin can lose collagen as a result of injuries including acne scarring, stretch marks, and other scars.
A microneedling facial commonly treats the following skin problems:
- Fine lines/wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
Is Microneedling Safe?
A 2018 systematic study found that microneedling is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate skin, treat scars and wrinkles. A press release from the American Academy of Dermatology said that people can expect a reduction in the “appearance of large pores, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks.”
Benefits of Microneedling Treatment
In addition to increasing collagen production, these are the other main benefits of a microneedling facial:
- Improves scars: Atrophic scars are the types of scars that are sunk into the skin and form when the skin can’t regenerate tissue. These scars can form from acne or chicken box among other causes. Microneedling reduces the severity of scarring.
- Allows deeper infiltration of topical products: Microneedling improves the skin’s ability to absorb topical products which increases their effectiveness. It may also help to decrease pore size and skin cell water loss.
- Increases smoothness: Because microneedling can help decrease pore size, more water can be absorbed along with other products. This leaves many clients with very soft and smooth skin.
How Many Microneedling Treatments Do I Need?
The number of microneedling treatments that are needed to maximize the results depends on the severity of your skin condition. Generally, three to six sessions will often lead to the ideal results.
Six to eight appointments may be necessary to treat scar tissue. To sustain the benefits, it is ideal to get microneedling maintenance treatments every four to five months after your last session.
How Quickly Can I See Microneedling Results?
It takes about two to four weeks for the positive results to be visible. You can wear cosmetics to minimize the appearance of skin redness and peeling. Your skin will look plump, pink and luminous for a few weeks.The the effects of microneedling can last up to six months.
What Happens During a Microneedling Facial?
Our aesthetician can apply a topical numbing cream before the treatment to make microneedling more comfortable for people who are more sensitive.The first step is to pierce the skin which triggers the immune system to disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase the blood flow and begin to create new tissue.
During the microneedling treatment, your skin may become red and tight. You may feel like you have been sunburned. Afterwards, the wound is rebuilt with new cells and a new network of blood vessels develop.
Increases Collagen Production
Collagen helps the skin look youthful, firm and smooth
Allows Deeper Infiltration of Topical Products
Microneedling improves the skin’s ability to absorb products
The effects of microneedling can last up to 6 months
Recovery After Microneedling Treatment
Your skin may feel warm, tight and look red for one to three days after a microneedling session. Wait at least four hours to wash your face. For the first few days, you can use a delicate cleanser, moisturizer and 1% hydrocortisone cream as needed to soothe skin irritation.
It is best to avoid swimming, strenuous exercise and excessive sun exposure. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications for a few days because it could interfere with your body’s healing process. You may experience peeling and flaking in the microneedling treatment area as a result of increased skin tell over.
Microneedling Facial Cost
The price can vary depending on the microneedling treatment area and the number of sessions that are needed. After a consultation with our aesthetician, you will get a more accurate cost depending on your skin’s condition.
To get customized estimate of the microneedling treatment or to book a free initial consultation, please contact our NYC location at 1800 355-3308. Our representatives will help guide you through a variety of payment and financing options including package deals.