What is Micro-needling?
Micro-needling is a procedure where very tiny needles lightly puncture the skin, creating what the body perceives as a mini “injury” that causes the skin to create collagen and elastin – the stuff we really wish we had more of as we age! The process stimulates new cell generation and leads to fresher, younger, dewy-looking skin with results seen as soon as 2 weeks after.
Who is it best for?
Micro-needling is used to improve scars, fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, and melasma. So it’s good for most people with any type of skin issues! Plus, the procedure can address sensitive areas that may be difficult to treat by other methods, such as the delicate area around the eyes, brow, décolletage, neck, hands and more.
Serums like hyaluronic acid are added to the treatment since the skin is primed to absorb their healing properties.
What Should You Expect After?
Make sure you take extra special care of your face during this time. After micro-needling your skin will appear pinkish for about 1-2 days. Avoid harsh products like retinol, but do keep using products with hyaluronic acid to keep the healing going. Be cautious about getting sweat and unwanted bacteria on your face during this time as well.
How Often Should You get the Procedure?
Results are best achieved with regular treatments. A minimum of 4 a year, up to 1 every 6 weeks is suggested.