Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to treat skin problems by stimulating collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment creates micro-punctures in the skin using sterilized miniature needles.The skin healing process after microneedling can help reduce the appearance of scars and dark spots as well as improve skin elasticity.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a good candidate for microneedling ?
You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you are in good health and have certain skin conditions that have not responded to home treatments or other types of dermatological procedures, such as chemical peels.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. The pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue.
This new skin tissue is more even in tone and texture. It’s common for the skin to lose collagen with age or injury. By encouraging the skin to make new tissue, additional collagen may help make the skin firmer.
Microneedling may also be combined with topical serums, radiofrequency, and platelet-rich plasma. You may not be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you:
- have certain skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema
- have open wounds or active acne
- have had radiation therapy recently
- have a history of skin scars
People who are pregnant may need to be cleared
What to expect after microneedling
Microneedling isn’t as invasive as plastic surgery, and the recovery time is minimal. Most people require very little downtime if any at all. You may notice skin irritation and redness within the first few days following the procedure. This is a natural response to the small “injuries” made by the needles in your skin. You can go back to work or school after the procedure if you’re comfortable. It’s best to let your skin heal before applying makeup.
However, once the appropriate time has passed, camouflaging makeup can help disguise the redness as it dissipates. Your skin will also be more sensitive to the sun, so be sure to apply sunscreen. Still, it’s recommended that you wait one week before exposing your skin to sunlight and harsh chemicals. After microneedling, your skin works fairly quickly to rejuvenate new tissue. In theory, you should see results within a couple of weeks.
What is the optimal care for skin after microneedling?
- sun exposure
- skin care products with alpha-hydroxy acids and retinol
You can help your skin heal after microneedling by:
- staying hydrated
- using an antioxidant serum
- using a cooling mask
- using collagen-stimulating peptides
What is the cost for microneedling?
|Full Face & Neck||$500.00|
|Package – Face (3 treatments)||$750.00|
|Package- Face & Neck (3 treatments)||$1,400.00|
|Per session||$800 / section|
|Face & Neck||$1,500.00|
|Package Face & Neck (3 treatments)||$4,300.00|
|Package Face (3 treatments)||$2,250.00|