Is microneedling worth it? Prepare to be Enlightened!

Uncovering the Extraordinary Benefits of Microneedling, Including Some Unexpected Surprises!

Is microneedling worth it? Microneedling has become increasingly popular in the beauty industry, and for good reason: this minimally invasive treatment can help improve skin tone, texture, and even reduce the appearance of wrinkles and scars. But what is micro needling exactly? How does it work? What can you expect with a session? We’re here to answer all your questions and more!

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a simple cosmetic procedure for the skin. A procedure used to treat different skin conditions, by using a fine needle to make tiny holes. This damages the skin to help stimulate the skin’s healing process by producing more collagen, a protein produced by the body. It heals the skin and keeps it looking firm and smooth.

Why is it performed?

Micro-needling is performed to reduce the appearance of different types of skin conditions. The main conditions being:

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Stretch marks
  • Enlarged pores
  • Burns
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin textures
  • Surgical scars
  • Acne scarring

What does the procedure involve?

At the start of the Microneedling procedure, a numbing cream will be applied to the skin. To help prevent any pain. The dermatologist will then use a device called a Skinpen. Which has a small sterilised needle, to make very tiny micro-needle holes in the first layer of the skin. These injuries will start the body’s natural repair process  and providing a boost of collagen.

How to prepare for the treatment

We tell our patients to avoid any unprotected sun light and laser treatment two weeks before the procedure. Not to use retinoids one week before the treatment and to reschedule their appointment if they have any active breakouts such as cold sores or open lesions. If they are on blood thinners such as aspirin and warfarin, please let the dermatologist know as they have the prosperity to bleed easily while on the medication.

Post-treatment care

Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure that does not require any downtime. A patient can return to their usual routine without delay. We advise following the dermatologist’s aftercare instructions. After treatment, the skin may appear pink/red like a mild sunburn for 2-3 days. Any experience of dryness, tightness, itching, and inflammation is normal and should resolve by itself.

How long does it last?

The results for microneedling can last between four to six weeks. This depends on the length of the natural cellular cycle and how long the new collagen will last in the skin.

Can you see results from 1 session?

A lot of people see results after one session. It is a highly effective treatment and works for many skin types.

What does Microneedling feel like?

The feeling of Microneedling has been described as a “scratchy” or “prickly” sensation. Others say it feels like a mild vibration. The sensation is brief and relatively tolerable and worth the results of having glowing tight rejuvenated skin.

Is microneedling worth it?

The answer to this question depends on a variety of factors, including your skin type and condition, the area you’re treating, and the results you want to achieve. Generally speaking, microneedling is considered to be an effective treatment for improving certain skin conditions such as acne scars, wrinkles and fine lines, stretch marks, and even improving skin tone and texture. It can also be used to help reduce the appearance of pores and stimulate collagen production, which helps improve the overall look and feel of your skin.

Microneedling is generally considered safe as long as it’s performed by a trained professional who understands how to properly use the device, as well as the procedure’s potential risks. However, it’s important to note that microneedling is not a one-size-fits-all treatment and certain skin types may be more prone to reaction than others.

Before deciding if microneedling is right for you, be sure to speak with your doctor or dermatologist to discuss all of the potential risks and benefits.

Contact Dermasurge today to find out more about whether this treatment is right for you.