what you need to know about microneedling
What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that involves using a device called a dermaroller or a microneedling pen to create tiny, controlled punctures in the skin’s surface. These punctures stimulate the skin’s natural healing process and promote the production of collagen and elastin, which are essential proteins for maintaining the skin’s strength and elasticity. Microneedling can be combined with other collagen building procedures to achieve optimal results.
Here's an overview of how microneedling is typically performed
Cleansing: The treatment area is thoroughly cleansed to ensure the skin is free of any dirt, oil, or makeup.
Numbing (optional): Depending on your preference and the healthcare professional’s recommendation, a topical numbing cream may be applied to the treatment area to minimize any potential discomfort.
Microneedling procedure: A microneedling pen, which contains fine, sterile needles. They gently roll or glide the device over the skin, creating microscopic punctures or channels.
Penetration depth: The depth of the needles can be adjusted according to the specific needs of the individual and the treatment area. Deeper penetration may be used for addressing certain concerns, while shallower depths are suitable for more delicate areas.
Topical products (optional): During or immediately after the microneedling procedure, topical serums or growth factors may be applied to the skin. The tiny punctures created by the needles allow for better absorption of these products, maximizing their benefits.
Completion and aftercare: Once the microneedling procedure is complete, a soothing serum or calming mask to the treated area. Specific aftercare instructions, which typically include gentle cleansing, avoiding excessive sun exposure, and using sunscreen to protect the treated skin will be given.
Whow often is microneedling performed?
Microneedling can be performed every 4-6 weeks. This allows time for the skin to heal and the collagen stimulation process to progress over time.
Is Microneedling safe for all skin types?
Microneeding is safe for all skin types I-VI and easily combined with other treatments.