Microneedling is a highly sought-after treatment, and its remarkable results have piqued the interest of many individuals. Julia often encounters similar inquiries during client consultations. Here are a few of the frequently asked questions to shed light on this transformative procedure.
Exploring Microneedling: Addressing Common Queries
What Occurs During A Microneedling Treatment?
Microneedling involves the use of a pen-like device equipped with fine needles that gently glide over the skin’s surface. This process creates numerous minuscule wounds within the upper skin layers. As the body initiates its natural healing response, it produces fresh collagen and elastin fibres. Consequently, the skin gains a plump and rejuvenated appearance, causing scars, fine lines, and wrinkles to fade away gradually.
Upon arrival for your treatment, your skin will be cleansed and numbed. In some cases, specific serums may be applied to enhance the natural processes. The microneedling pen operates at various speeds, angles and depths, systematically puncturing the skin in a controlled manner as it traverses the treatment area. From that point forward, the restorative powers of nature take over.
Does Microneedling Cause Discomfort?
The question of discomfort is common, and the straightforward answer is no. The wounds generated during microneedling are exceptionally tiny, resembling a series of pinpricks. While the procedure might induce slight discomfort at times, the application of numbing cream mitigates most sensations. Many individuals describe the feeling as an electric toothbrush gently passing over the skin.
Is Microneedling Suitable for All Skin Types?
Indeed, microneedling is a versatile treatment suitable for all skin types and tones. If carried out correctly by a trained practitioner, it presents no risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. However, it’s important to note that certain situations might preclude individuals from undergoing microneedling. If you’re taking specific medications, have a skin infection, or have received recent radiation treatment on the skin within the last year, microneedling might not be advised. Open wounds, herpes simplex in the treated area, poor wound healing, a history of keloid or hypertrophic scars, pregnancy, and breastfeeding are also factors to consider. Rest assured, Julia will thoroughly assess your situation during the consultation to ensure the treatment’s safety for you.
What Aftercare Measures Are Necessary?
Following the treatment, you may experience mild redness and possible swelling, typically lasting no more than 48 hours. Julia will provide tailored aftercare recommendations, including which products to use. Protecting your skin with sunblock is crucial during this period of vulnerability. If makeup application is needed, opt for mineral-based products. Avoid products containing AHA’s (glycolic acid, retinol, acidic or active ingredients) for the initial two to three days after the treatment.
As microneedling stimulates the body’s natural processes, initial results may manifest within a week or two after the treatment. The full extent of the effects becomes evident over the course of a few months.