Microneedling is an in-office procedure, where your dermatologist or esthetician, will run a dermaroller wand studded with tiny needles over your skin to even out its texture.
While rolling a wheel of needles across your face may sound painful, it really is that not bad – and it comes with glowing benefits!
In-office microneedling uses sterile needles that puncture the skin deep enough to cause slight bleeding for stronger results. This promotes collagen formation, which allows the skin to remain tighter and thicker as we age. The treatment can minimize pore size and improve skin quality and texture. Plus, help reduce the appearance of acne scars, stretch marks, and even fine lines.
Normally, our skin only absorbs about 4% of a product’s ingredients, after using a dermaroller, our skin will absorb up to 70%! Any condition you’re concerned with – wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scars – will improve that much faster because the ingredients in your skincare are actually able to get to work.
Microneedling should not hurt if you are doing it correctly. There are “at-home” devices available however, these are harder to clean so there is a higher risk of infection. DIY devices do not penetrate the skin as deep as an in-office procedure, which makes them less effective.
If you are dealing with an inflammatory condition, such as psoriasis or eczema, or actively tanning, have sunburned skin, or you have a skin infection such as cold sores, microneedling should not be performed.
Most patients find microneedling to feel like a little buzzing over the skin with a few areas of sensitivity like on the upper lip or forehead. Patients may experience red skin and slight swelling after treatment. By nighttime, you will look back to normal or mildly pink, with very minimal downtime.
Keep in mind that this is not a one and done procedure. Depending on are targeted area, two to three treatments, spaced out every four weeks, are usually recommended. Sometimes more treatments are needed.
If you’d like to try Microneedling with your selfcare routine, give Precision Wellness a call!