Microneedling may sound like an intimidating procedure, no thanks to the word "needle" in its name, but the treatment can be considered a more effective way to do a facial—aside from the numbing cream involved. You're really building collagen and thickening the skin, so instead of looking good for a few days after your traditional facial, your skin is smooth and radiant for much longer. It's such a safe procedure, and is great for filling in acne scars. Of course, the idea of getting needles inserted into your face for the sake of skincare can seem intimidating, but if you've seen the before and after shots, there's no questioning the treatment's effectiveness, and instead of using injectable fillers to repair an indented area, the process kick-starts your body's own natural collagen production to heal the skin on its own. Here's some frequent questions we are asked here:
Who Should Do It? If you need to grow a thicker skin—not necessarily in terms of your friends roasting you in the group chat—you're probably a good candidate. It's great for acne scarring, and because it doesn't use heat and is totally mechanical, it's safe for all skin colors and types. The treatment is wonderful for smoothing out the skin and filling in acne scars, but if you have those small bumps from clogged pores, it can help to clear all of that up as well. Just make sure there aren't any inflamed or infected areas on your skin, and if you have a cystic breakout, wait until it clears up before going in for your appointment.
Does It Hurt? It shouldn't, provided that your face or the areas treated are numb first. We use a cream to numb the skin really well, so we can go as deep as we need to. Afterwards you can expect the skin to be a little pink, and at the very worst, a few tiny punctate scabs that fade in a few days.
How Often Can I Get It Done? Depends on the severity of the issue. If your skin is generally fine and you take care of it, you can microneedle every 3 to 6 months, but someone with dramatic acne scarring should plan to do one session per month for 4 to 6 months. After that, you can come in once a year for a touch-up whenever you feel like you need to give your skin a reboot.
What Should I Do Afterwards? Ideally, you'll want to avoid putting on makeup for the rest of the day, but if you have prior commitments, it's totally safe to wear later in the night. We send people home with a bottle of serum to put on before bed, and then again in the morning, You can apply more in the morning, and you can go back to your regular makeup routine then, and the vials of serum should be used every night until you run out."
How Do the At-Home Dermarollers Compare? When you come in for a microneedling treatment, I'd compare that to working out with a trainer, whereas a dermaroller is like working out at the gym by yourself. Working out by yourself is definitely good, but you'll have more dramatic results and a better workout with a trainer.
If you're interested in healthier, softer, clearer more youthful skin with a day or two of pinkness, this is a perfect SPRING INTO BEAUTIFUL SKIN choice.