Microneedling is a procedure used to treat skin issues such as fine lines, stretch marks, and scars from acne or wounds. It involves using an electric skin needling device comprised of 12 micro-needles to prick the skin, thus creating tiny channels that encourage the skin to produce new tissue.
It is a safe, effective way to improve the texture of your skin by restoring the production of collagen and elastin to your skin. It can also help to increase circulation, and create smoother, more youthful-looking skin by minimizing the size of pores and the appearance of wrinkles.
During treatment, tiny channels are created in the skin. These channels pave the way for better absorption of plasma to help rejuvenate the skin. These penetrating effects are an added bonus to the procedure. Microneedling alone or in combination with PRP and PRF can be done on the face, scalp, chest and body to produce amazing results. It can even be combined with Xeomin and fillers to enhance your results.
Some people describe microneedling as a slight pricking of the skin. Most people choose to have a topical numbing agent applied prior to the procedure. This cuts down on any discomfort you may otherwise feel.
Since you are gently pricking the skin, there will be noticeable effects for approximately 24 – 48 hours following the procedure, including minor swelling and redness. It may be similar to having a mild sunburn that goes down quickly. Some people feel tightness depending on if they are having just Microneedling or incorporating PRP, fillers or Xeomin.
You may also immediately notice that your skin looks more radiant just after the procedure. However, as the skin repairs itself, the full effects become the most apparent weeks and months later.
The number of treatments necessary varies from person to person, based on your treatment plan and concerns for your skin. Three to four treatments are recommended, one month apart. Deeper acne scars or more pronounced wrinkles may require additional treatments.