How Does Microneedling Work?

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August 30, 2022

The term microneedling sounds like something from a horror movie! But even though it sounds scary, the procedure itself isn’t. In fact, it’s one of the best ways to refresh and rejuvenate your skin without resorting to surgery.

The effects are impressive, so today I want to run through how it works and fill in a few other details you might be wondering about. Such as what microneedling is!

Microneedling is a minimally invasive, in-office cosmetic procedure that can

  • smooth over scars
  • minimize fine lines
  • erase or reduce signs of aging
  • clear up acne
  • minimize the appearance of large pores
  • and treat other imperfections of the skin

How Does it Work?

Microneedling uses a dermaroller that’s full of tiny needles. As one of our highly skilled aestheticians rolls the device over your skin, it makes tiny pricks. The whole procedure only takes about two hours. After the procedure, your skin treats the needle pricks as tiny injuries and goes to work healing them by generating new collagen growth and skin tissue.

When the healing process is complete, it’s like having a new layer of fresh, smooth skin. That’s why I consider microneedling to be one of the best – and safest – ways to get radiant, even skin with no downtime.

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What Does Microneedling Feel Like?

Although it seems like the procedure would be painful, there’s little to no discomfort associated. You might feel some pressure and a little friction as the dermaroller moves across your skin, but the numbing cream applied beforehand takes care of any pain from the pin pricks.

How Long Will it Take to See Results?

Patients usually see signs of improvement within a few days, with dramatic results developing over the next three or four weeks. Collagen production can take several weeks to kick into high gear, so it will take some time for your full results to be visible. Results also depend on the specific cosmetic issue you’re seeking help with.

How Many Treatments Do You Need?

That depends on the results you’re trying to achieve and the current condition of your skin. For example, if you’re treating acne or burn scars, it could take four to six treatments to clear up your skin. On the other hand, if you want to treat early signs of aging in the face, you may only require one treatment.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Treatment results will last anywhere from three to five months. Many of my patients schedule follow-up treatments twice a year to maintain their results. If you’re committed to taking good care of your skin with an at-home beauty routine, wearing sunscreen, and using high-quality products like ZO Skin Health products, your results will last longer.

Where is the Best Place to Get Microneedling?

Despite microneedling being only a minimally invasive procedure, you’ll want to be treated by an experienced medical provider. Our aestheticians at Primary Care Simplified are highly trained and skilled and will provide you with the best microneedling procedure possible.

If you’d like to enjoy radiant, youthful skin and boosted confidence every day, book a consultation with us today!

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