Microneedling: How it is performed
First, a topical anesthetic cream is usually applied to the skin to ensure there is no discomfort felt. A handheld, medical-grade device is then rolled onto the skin’s surface. Very tiny needles on the device puncture the skin and trigger the release of growth factors which stimulate both collagen and elastin in order to smooth, plump, and firm the skin.
Benefits of Microneedling
- Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
- Firming of sagging skin
- Restored skin plumpness
- Diminished acne or surgical scars
- Reduced appearance of stretch marks
- Can prevent early signs of aging
- Brightening of skin for a more youthful look
Microneedling can be safely and effectively performed on the face, neck, hands, and décolleté (or chest) area. This type of skin treatment takes 75 to 90 minutes depending upon the surface area being worked on, typically a full-face treatment.
Downtime and Results
Immediately after the procedure, the treated skin will appear as though it is sunburned. This redness lasts anywhere from two to four days, though some patients see their skin returning to normal within 24 hours. High-quality skin care products such as growth factors, peptides, and hyaluronic acid will help in speeding up the healing time.
As collagen production continues after the procedure, patients will note positive changes taking place for up to six months. We recommend four to six applications performed about 4-6 weeks apart for optimal results.