Looking for a way to treat an array of skin concerns? Microneedling might be for you!
There are plenty of different types of dermatological treatments to target just about every skin concern, but few are as versatile as microneedling. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is effective in the treatment of a variety of skin issues. These include everything from acne scarring to common signs of aging, including fine lines, dullness, and textural issues.
Considering microneedling as your next dermatological treatment? Here are five key things you need to know before you schedule your first appointment.
1. Safe for all skin types
Many skincare treatments are designed to target specific skin concerns or are only suitable for use on certain skin tones. Microneedling is used to improve the condition of both oily and dry skin types and is safe for all skin tones.
2. There is minimal discomfort and downtime
The procedure itself can be mildly uncomfortable but is generally well tolerated, especially as a topical anesthetic is applied to the skin prior to the treatment session. The skin is quick to heal, with full recovery in just a couple of days.
3. There are very few risks
Microneedling has a very good safety profile. The pen creates very small wounds on the skin’s surface. As a result, the risks of infection, prolonged redness, swelling, and scarring are minimal.
4. It’s not just for your face!
The face is the most common area that patients request microneedling. But this isn’t the only area it can be used. In fact, it can have benefits just about anywhere! This includes over stretch marks or on the scalp to encourage new hair growth. Additionally, microneedling can be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for added collagen induction and regenerative benefits.
5. You’ll need a few sessions
As the old saying goes, Rome wasn’t built in a day. When it comes to microneedling, don’t expect instant results. It will probably take a few sessions – between around four and six – to get the full benefits of this treatment.