Posted April 18, 2022 in Blog
Microneedling is the buzzy beauty treatment that has celebrities, influencers, and probably your best friend singing its praises. Beloved for its ability to do everything from reducing the appearance of wrinkles, making pores appear nonexistent, and fading away acne scars—this in-office treatment is undoubtedly one of the best aesthetic advancements as of late.
But with all the TikTok videos and Instagram posts swirling around about microneedling, it can be hard to know what is factual and total fiction.
Here is everything to know about common questions and misconceptions about microneedling. Before opting for this procedure, it’s important you receive all the information which a professional should always make sure you are educated before scheduling you for the procedure.
TRUE: You need more than one treatment to see the effects.
Microneedling results are cumulative, meaning that you won’t reap the full benefits if you only undergo one session. Therefore, at least three annual treatments are recommended to see a change in the skin.
FALSE: Only light skin can do microneedling.
Unlike other treatments, like some lasers, the beauty of microneedling is that it’s safe to use on all skin types and tones. However, it’s important to always check with your doctor to ensure you are a candidate for the procedure.
There’s a common misconception that microneedling will leave marks and signs of hyperpigmentation due to the tiny needle marks on the skin; however, that is not the case. The needle punctures are created deep within the skin so as not to instigate pigment formation.
TRUE: Microneedling does wonders for stimulating collagen
Perhaps the most significant skin benefit of microneedlng is its ability to stimulate collagen. Collagen, which is found naturally in the skin, declines as we age. But it’s also necessary for plump, youthful skin.
The tiny needles used in microneedling create what is known as micro-injuries, which, as they heal, produce new collagen as a means of wound healing. Fresh, healthy collagen equals smoother, firmer skin with fewer lines and wrinkles.
FALSE: The treatment is painful.
While we wouldn’t call microneedling painless, we wouldn’t categorize it as painful either. Topical numbing cream is applied to minimize any discomfort you feel during the treatment.
Certain areas of the face, like the area above the lips and the forehead, are more sensitive than others.
After microneedling, your provider will apply a soothing mask to help calm and cool the skin.
TRUE: Microneedling can drastically improve acne scars
For years, the treatments for correcting acne scars were few and far between, and those that did work were painful to perform on patients and only slightly improved the skin’s texture. But microneedling can make a noticeable improvement in acne scars while improving the skin tone for smoother-looking skin.
Plus, using at-home skincare products containing retinol, peptides, and other collagen-stimulating actives can improve the results.
When choosing microneedling, its important that you get all your microneedling questions answered. That’s why we compiled the list of true/false statements about this procedure. You can always contact us if you have any further questions. Schedule a consultation today!