There’s a good chance you have heard the term microneedling and wondered why or what that means. You may be wondering what the results of microneedling look like or how it would impact your own skin before investing in the procedure. Here’s everything you need or wanted to know about this transformational procedure.
Microneedling vs Microdermabrasion
Maybe you have heard of microdermabrasion, a treatment that started in the mid-90s to rejuvenate the skin by scrubbing away dull, dead skin cells. The result is smoother-looking skin. Microdermabrasion is one of the top 5 non-surgical procedures performed by medical procedures, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Comparatively, microneedling is a newer, more in-depth procedure that reaches the skin below the initial surface.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as Collagen induction therapy, or skin needling is a procedure that improves skin’s overall texture and increases the production of collagen in the skin.
The procedure creates microscopic punctures in the skin that stimulates the body’s response to produce collagen and elastin to heal the skin. Microneedling is often implemented to remove wrinkles, fine lines, acne, scars, and stretch marks on the skin.
What is PRP?
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is often associated and paired with microneedling. PRP may be added to your microneedling treatment for maximum results.
This treatment is done by infusing your body’s own platelets and growth factors naturally found in the blood, into the treatment area for accelerated healing and improved skin strength.
What is included in a Microneedling Treatment?
When you receive a microneedling treatment at Solutions IV, you can expect a safe and effective procedure with a qualified provider.
We utilize the SkinPen® microneedling device that utilizes disposable needles for sanitary treatment. The design of the SkinPen® offers a small shape that allows us to reach hard to reach small areas of the skin.
The session is short, taking approximately 30 minutes depending on the amount of skin covered.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
Many patients find minimal pain throughout the procedure. To ensure the maximum comfort of our patients, we apply a topical numbing agent prior to the session that results in a small buzzing feeling rather than any pain.
A great benefit of microneedling is that downtime is minimal. You can expect some redness and inflammation immediately after and up to 72 hours after the procedure. Some patients relate this to the feeling of a slight sunburn.
After your treatment, your provider will discuss aftercare and products to enhance your skin results.
The skin will be healed after 7 days and will continue to improve over 90 days time.