What is Microneedling-A Brief Overview?
Microneedling is a non-invasive treatment to treat skin concerns effectively. This process takes advantage of the body's natural healing response and stimulates the production of new collagen, which decreases as we age. Microneedling (collagen induction therapy) helps reduce acne scars, dark spots, fine lines/wrinkles, scars and improves skin elasticity. It is also useful to promote hair growth in people with alopecia.
Microneedling causes a minor injury to the skin, and the skin responds by creating new collagen tissues. These collagen-enrich tissues help to get youthful and firmer skin. Before the procedure, it is crucial to make sure you do not take any anti-inflammatory drugs, antihistamines, topical antibiotics, retinols and exfoliants because we want the inflammatory response and do not want to cause any irritation to the skin. Before starting Microneedling, the providers apply a topical anesthetic to numb the treatment area. The skinpen creates small wounds by pricking needles under your skin during the procedure. The microchannels start a natural healing process in the body, stimulating the production of new collagen.
J'adore Beauty and Aesthetics skin specialists prepare you for Microneedling and recommend pre-treatment instructions. For instance, they recommend avoiding certain medications (Accutane and ibuprofen) and some agents that can increase your skin's sensitivity.
Microneedling with PRP
Microneedling with PRP is more effective as they help to heal wounds and injuries rapidly. The PRP is plasma which has a higher concentration of platelets. Microneedling with PRP decreases the downtime patients need after the treatment and reduces wrinkles.
Is it safe to undergo the Microneedling Treatment ?
The involvement of needles makes the procedure look uncomfortable, but the procedure is comfortable and safe. Microneedling is FDA-approved, but it also carries minor risks like other medical treatments. Some commonly reported side effects of Microneedling are;
• Allergic reactions
• Irritation immediately after the treatment
At J'adore Beauty and Aesthetics, our experts say you need good health and an immune system to take this treatment. Microneedling may not suit you if you;
• Are pregnant or breastfeeding
• Have active acne
• Have certain skin issues
• Have open wounds
What to expect after getting Microneedling treatment?
Being a non-invasive medical treatment, Microneedling has minimal recovery time. You may experience redness and inflammation for a few days after the procedure. The skin can flake and peel for 4-5 days but does subside. Our experts suggest avoiding direct sun exposure for about two weeks after the treatment. You will see noticeable results after one session but we always recommend three sessions or more for lasting results.