It seems like more and more magazines and TV shows are talking about the cosmetic benefits of microneedling. This has become a very popular way to improve the appearance of your skin and many celebrities swear by it. If you’ve never heard of it before or if you aren’t quite sure how microneedling works, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s what you should know about getting microneedling treatment from the team at Narra Dermatology in Issaquah, WA.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment in which our dermatologists glide a small roller that contains very tiny needles over the surface of the skin. These needles will create microscopic injuries to the outer layer of the skin, to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, boost blood flow and also stimulate the body’s natural healing processes. The result is fuller, younger and more radiant-looking skin.
What problems can microneedling address?
Microneedling may be right for you if you are looking for a cosmetic treatment that will improve,
- Acne scars or superficial scarring
- Fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Stretch marks
- Sagging skin
- Uneven skin texture
What does microneedling entail?
First, we will thoroughly clean the skin and then numb the area with a topical cream to help minimize any discomfort. Once the skin is anesthetized, we will gently glide the roller over the skin. The roller can be adjusted to accommodate your specific skincare needs. After the procedure, a hyaluronic acid serum is applied to the skin to protect it.
Is there any downtime with microneedling?
While skin may be a bit inflamed or red, inflammation will go down within a few hours after the procedure. There is no downtime associated with this treatment and you can go back to your normal routine immediately after. It’s important that you do wear sunscreen, especially if you’re going outdoors, in order to protect your newly treated, delicate skin.
How many treatments will I need?
The number of sessions that you will need to achieve full results will depend on the severity of the issues you’re looking to treat. For example, more moderate scars may require up to four or five separate session to achieve optimal results. You may also come in 1-2 times a year to refresh your appearance with microneedling.
When will I see results?
You may notice a slight difference in the firmness or tightness of your skin right away; however, you will also start to see a visible improvement in your skin within the next 4-6 weeks after treatment when new collagen and elastin is produced.