What are the side effects of microneedling?
There are no negative side effects associated with microneedling. You may experience a slight redness to the skin, but that is the appropriate response from your body attempting to heal the micro-wounds and it should fade within 24 hours.
How many treatments do I need and how often can microneedling be done?
The amount of treatments you will need depends on the problems you are trying to fix. In general, microneedling can be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks. Collagen induction requires at least 3 treatments, while scar reduction can require 3 to 6 treatments. The number of treatments will depend on your individual situation as well as the location of the treatment.
What are the results? Will they last?
The results of microneedling are amazing and helpful. Because microneedling not only induces the production of healthy growth factors in your own body but also allows for deeper effectiveness of topical serums, you see an overall change of appearance in your skin. Your skin will appear brighter with fewer wrinkles, better texture, shrunken pores, smoothed lines, a reduction in the appearance of scarring and stretch marks, and an overall tighter appearance. Keeping up with regular, scheduled treatments periodically will help make your results last longer.
Is microneedling painful?
You may feel a slight prickling on the skin, but many patients report that the treatment is a lot less painful than they expected it to be.