Laser rejuvenation is typically the go-to treatment for sun damage, wrinkles and acne scars, but microneedling offers a low-tech alternative to laser therapy and can deliver a near perfect complexion with a few sessions.
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenating treatment that uses tiny needles to induce a controlled injury to the skin, which stimulates collagen production. The small wounds trigger the skin to repair itself by producing new collagen which means plumper, smoother healthier skin. While microneedling itself has been around for many years, some of the newer devices are designed to deliver skin soothing ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid, deeper into the dermis than just a topical version of the ingredient would go. Microneedling is the perfect lunchtime treatment with minimal downtime.
What to Expect During Your Microneedling Treatment
The actual microneedling treatment itself typically takes 15-20 minutes. We provide most patients with a topical anesthetic to make the treatment painless, which takes about 20 minutes to fully numb the skin. Once numbed, your provider will use the microneedling device on your skin. The treatment will cause some bleeding, but the blood will be cleansed off after treatment.
What to Expect After Your Microneedling Treatment
Within one to two weeks, patients notice an improvement in their skin’s texture as well as reduced pore size. Microneedling treatments are performed one month apart, with approximately three to six treatments in total to receive optimal results.