What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses a device with very thin, sharp needle tips to make punctures on the skin. The functionality behind microneedling is that once the body feels the small pricks, it works to heal those cuts, resulting in a refreshed look. The pain is minimal as numbing cream is applied before the treatment. This process works to rejuvenate your skin by boosting collagen production, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and elevates the overall texture of your skin.
Needles come in various sizes to tackle different skin concerns, your therapist will find the exact depth best for your skin type and condition.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling’s effects are comparable to laser and chemical peel treatments. Depending on the choice of needles used, your recovery may take 3 to 10 days.
Your complexion may need 14-21 days to bounce back after a medium or intensive microneedling session.
☑ improves the appearance of post-acne scars
☑ fades hyperpigmentation and dark marks
☑ boost hydration
☑ diminish fine lines and wrinkles
☑ improves texture
☑ stimulate collagen production
How to Prepare for Microneedling
If you're using any intense topical treatments like Retinol, BHA & AHA it is best to discontinue use a few days before your microneedling treatment (and after). Avoid using actives like retinol, BHA & AHA at least 48 hours prior and avoid direct sun exposure for about three days prior and three days following.
Arrive at your appointment with a clean face. Your therapist will proceed to do a double cleanse to ensure your skin is clean. Next, you'll likely be slathered in numbing cream for 20-30 min.
What to Expect from Microneedling
After letting the numbing cream sit on your skin for 30 min, your therapist will then cleanse and begin the procedure. Some areas which are more "boney" tend to feel slightly painful but tolerable - eg. forehead, hairline, and jawline areas.
After the microneedling, follow up with a soothing serum and hydrating sheet mask to help soothe and calm the skin.
For people with more normal skin barrier, there's really no significant downtime if you opt for 0.25mm-0.5mm needles. There will be redness on the skin right after the treatment but for most people, it goes away after a few hours and you're pretty much back to normal. The next day, you can resume your normal activities. However, avoid using chemical exfoliants for at least 3 days after microneedling. Your skin will be very sensitive during the recovery phase and stinging when you apply certain products like hyaluronic acid may happen but it should go away within 1-3 days. Focus on hydrating and moisturising your skin. Oh and last but not least, remember to protect your skin from the sun by using sun protection (minimum SPF30).
This lit-from-within glow is my one of my personal fav benefit from the procedure thus far.
What to expect: Post-Microneedling
After Microneedling, the skin may:
- be red for a couple hours, sometimes less
- feel like a sunburn
- swell initially (very minor)
- feel like your face is pulsing and the blood is circulating
People often mistake the minor swelling they experience for overnight success, but the plumping effect you see initially will subside within a few days.
There will be some redness for about 1-3 days, also, the skin might start peeling. If this does occur, do not pick at it! The peeling will fall off naturally as time passes. Always remember to keep your skin moisturized!
How often should you get a Microneedling Treatment done?
How often you get it done also depends on the length of needles and the severity of the skin concern you wish to target (eg. how deep the scars or wrinkles are).
Use your best judgment here, and make sure your skin is completely recovered before starting another session!
Rebuilding collagen is a slow process. Remember it takes the skin a fair amount of time to regenerate itself.
People can achieve major improvement in acne scarring or wrinkling in as little as 2-3 sessions. Of course, continued treatment once a month delivers better results. But the results after three sessions remain permanent even six months after the last treatment was concluded.
What are the side effects of Microneedling?
There are few potential side effects to microneedling:
Anything that creates holes created in the skin gives rise to the possibility of infection as germs can enter the skin easier.
If microneedling is administered too deeply into the skin, there is also potentialbruising.
For people with sensitive skin, they may actually get flare-ups causing their skin to burn,sting, itch or turn very red.
* Patients with the following conditions are not eligible for microneedling:
- Open sores
- Active cold sores
Keen on try out The Microneedling Treatment?
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