How Long Does It Take to See Results From Skin MicroNeedling?
One of the many advantages associated with this treatment is that patients usually see some signs of improvement within a week, with more dramatic results developing over the next three or four weeks. This treatment makes tiny pricks in the skin, which prompt the body to begin healing itself by producing new collagen and elastin.
That extra collagen helps smooth, firm, and otherwise improve the skin, but because it can take several weeks for collagen production to kick into high gear, it will take some time for your full results to develop. The speed at which you’ll see results will also depend on the specific cosmetic issue you’re seeking help with.
If you’re seeking treatment to ease the appearance of acne or burn scars, for example, you may need four to six treatments, each of which is spaced four to six weeks apart, and it may take six months to a year for your full results to develop. To treat early signs of aging in the face, just one or treatments may suffice, and your desired results could develop in as little as a month or two. After meeting with you and evaluating your skin, we’ll be able to give you an idea of when your results will develop.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Your results will last anywhere from three to five months, and many patients schedule follow-up treatments twice a year to maintain their results. Taking good care of your skin through a conscientious at-home beauty routine can help preserve your results. So can avoiding excessive sun exposure, either with sunscreen or by wearing protective clothing.
Where Will I See Results?
This treatment, which is also referred to as collagen induction therapy, is frequently performed on the face. But it has also been used in other areas of the body, including the hands, buttocks, thighs, back, and stomach.
The rejuvenating qualities of this treatment have been used to ease the appearance of scars and stretch marks, firm up sagging skin, and minimize the appearance of age spots, fine lines, and cellulite. It can also improve the overall look of the skin by improving its texture and tightening pores. This treatment is a great option for patients who want to tackle multiple skin concerns at once.
How Does Dr. Pen Microneedling Work?
We know the idea of creating tiny pricks in the skin can be intimidating, but this is a simple and surprisingly easy treatment. We’ll ask that you avoid using certain aggressive skincare products, including retinoids, during the days leading up to your treatment. At the start of your appointment, we’ll cleanse the skin in the treatment area and may apply a topical numbing cream.
We’ll then use an FDA-approved rolling tool with tiny needles on it to make tiny pricks in your skin. The pricks will be small, but they’ll be enough to jumpstart the production of collagen and elastin. After your session, we’ll apply a generous layer of hyaluronic acid and a Vitamin C complex to hydrate and further rejuvenate the skin.
What Does It Feel Like?
This is not an uncomfortable treatment. You may feel pressure and even a little friction as the rolling tool moves across your skin. This pressure will be especially noticeable in areas where the thin is skin, such as the forehead. But the numbing cream we apply at the start of each appointment does a great job of keeping patients comfortable. Patients are often surprised at just how easy the treatment is.
How Much Time Should I Allot for Treatment?
The time involves depends a lot on the area being treated. Addressing a small area, such as the hands, won’t take very long and could be completed in less than 30 minutes. But a larger area like the buttocks or back may require several passes of the rolling tool and will likely take longer. We also like to allow plenty of time for the numbing cream to take effect before your treatment. During your initial consultation, we’ll be able to give you an idea of how much time to allow for treatment.
What Type of Recovery Is Involved?
Some patients find that their skin is flushed and feels tight immediately following treatment. If Skin Microneedling has been performed on the face, the effects can often be camouflaged with cosmetics. Patients who undergo this treatment are often able to resume their regular schedules and activities soon after treatment.
What Advantages Does Skin Microneedling Offer?
It Improves the Overall Look and Health of the Skin
This treatment works in several ways to refresh the skin and help it look healthier. Collagen induction therapy improves the texture and tone of the skin while tightening pores and minimizing dark spots. The appearance of scars will also be minimized.
It Fights Signs of Aging
If you’re starting to be bothered by signs of aging, including loose skin and fine lines and wrinkles, collagen induction therapy can help you turn back the clock. The extra collagen created by this treatment will plump the skin in a way that makes fine lines less noticeable. Your skin will take on a smoother, more toned, and more youthful appearance.
It Boosts Your At-Home Skincare Routine
This treatment also improves the efficacy of your everyday skincare routine. The tiny pricks in the skin serve as pathways that help the moisturizers and serums you apply to penetrate deeply. That means that in addition to rejuvenating your skin, this treatment will improve the results you get from your at-home beauty routine.