4 Things to Know about Micro Needling
1. It's a quick and low pain procedure.
2. It results in silky soft skin.
3. Itchiness and slight redness may occur.
4. Topical products will absorb better.
What Is Micro Needling?
Micro needling is a procedure that uses a bunch of tiny needles to puncture the very first layer of skin. This process works to rejuvenate your skin by boosting collagen production, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and elevates the overall texture of your skin.
How often should I repeat Micro needling?
Micro needling can be safely repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired results. For collagen induction we recommend to start with 3 treatments, but with a minimum separation time of 4 to 6 weeks between treatments. For scar reduction an average of 3 to 6 treatments are recommended.
Enhances texture of skin
Stimulates collagen production
Can help reduce scars and hyperpigmentation
Can reduce the appearance of wrinkles
Does Micro needling help collagen?
Micro needling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin. Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture.
The biggest benefit of micro needling is its ability to radically enhance the texture of your skin. "Micro needling is a collagen-stimulating treatment great for general skin rejuvenation. It treats textural issues dealing with pores, acne scars, wrinkles, tightening sagging skin, and more,"
Does it hurt?
After letting the numbing cream seep into my skin for a half-hour, having a bunch of needles continuously puncture my skin was honestly an easy process. So to definitively answer that, it doesn't hurt, but it doesn't feel good. In terms of pain, I experienced a tolerable treatment that lasted all of 20 minutes. To be real, it felt like five minutes, and by the end of it, I was fine. My forehead, hairline, and jawline areas were more sensitive than other areas. I barely felt the tool when it passed over my cheeks, which Shah surprisingly confirmed was the deepest level of depth.
After the micro-needling, the procedure was followed up with a soothing serum and hydrating face mask that honestly felt like heaven. Ironically, even after the numbing cream wore off a couple of hours later, it didn't feel like I had just been poked hundreds of times. Contrary to how scary this sounds, I experienced no pain whatsoever.
"The great thing about this treatment is there's really no significant downtime," says Lynne Worthington. "Afterward, there's a little bit of redness and might be some areas of pinpoint bleeding, but really, it's a no-downtime kind of treatment, so most people leave here a little bit red. A couple of hours later, you're pretty much back to normal, and the next day, you can resume your normal skincare and normal activities."