Microneedling: Everything you need to know
Want to get rid of stubborn stretch marks? Well then, give micro-needling a try! Microneedling is one of the fastest ways to minimize unwanted stretch marks. In addition to reducing unwanted stretch marks, this amazing treatment can also help you minimize the appearance of your wrinkles, fine lines, as well as elevate the overall texture of your skin.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure that uses tiny needles to puncture the top layer of the skin. The small wounds cause our body to produce more collagen and elastin, which in turn heal our skin and make us look years younger. Although receiving hundreds of pinpricks may not sound appealing, this treatment is virtually painless and incredibly effective.
“Microneedling is the creation of small micro-channels and injuries to your skin with acupuncture-size needles,” says Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, M.D., a dermatologist at Entière Dermatology in New York City. “Your body will respond to these micro-injuries naturally by stimulating and producing collagen, which can treat fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, stretch marks, acne scars, and textural concerns,” she says.
According to a recent study, almost 100 percent participants reported a noticeable difference & vast improvement in the appearance of their acne scars after a microneedling treatment.
However, microneedling should always be carried out by a professional dermatologist or an aesthetician.
“This procedure can work wonders if used correctly, but microneedling devices are best used by a trained professional to mitigate the risk of overuse and permanent damage,” says Dr. Mona Gohara, M.D., associate clinical professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine. Getting the treatment at a dermatologist’s office will also ensure the needles are sterile, which is crucial for preventing skin damage and infection. “Consult a dermatologist to see if it’s for you and come up with the best treatment plan,” she says.
What conditions does microneedling treat?
- Stretch marks
- Acne scars
- Fine lines
- Enlarged pores
- Lost elasticity
- Uneven skin textures
- Sun damage
- Uneven skin tones
What are the benefits of microneedling?
- Microneedling can boost collagen production and make your skin look and act younger.
- This amazing treatment can also help you minimize fine lines and deep wrinkles.
- Moreover, it can help you get rid of hyperpigmentation.
- It may help you repair visible scars.
- Another benefit of this amazing procedure is that it helps shrink pores.
- It can also help tighten loose skin in older clients.
How long does microneedling last?
Micro needling is highly effective for smoothing fine lines & wrinkles & restoring a more radiant, youthful appearance. Also, it is also highly effective for minimizing stretch marks & acne scars. However, the effects of a microneedling are not permanent, so most professional dermatologists or aesthetician recommend a maintenance program every six months to keep skin looking its best.
Does microneedling hurt?
Done in the hands of a trained professional dermatologist or aesthetician, there should be minimal pain or side effects from microneedling treatments. But if it’s done improperly at home, it can cause scratching, irritation, burning pain, redness & inflammation, and even bleeding & scarring on skin.
Who is a good candidate for Microneedling?
You are an ideal candidate for microneedling if you have:
- Fine lines or wrinkles,
- Uneven skin texture
- Moderate skin laxity
- Stretch marks
- Atrophic (depressed) acne scars
- Sun damage
- Traumatic scars
Who is not an ideal candidate for Microneedling?
You may not be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you:
- have certain skin diseases, such as eczema or psoriasis
- are pregnant
- have had radiation therapy recently
- have open wounds
- have Keloid scars
- are immunosuppressed
How much does microneedling cost?
The general price range of microneedling usually depends on your location and the extent of your treatment and can range anywhere from $300 to $700 per session. Although the number of sessions can vary, most clients need 3 to 6 sessions for optimal results.
How can Brow & Beauty help you?
We, at Brow & Beauty, are excited to announce that we are now offering top quality microneedling services in Delaware at unbeatable prices.
So if you have been struggling with stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles or any other skin related issues, feel free to get in touch with us today. We will listen to your skin related concerns carefully, conduct a detailed skin analysis & then strive to improve your skin’s condition and appearance.
Our ultimate aim is to help our clients boost their collagen production as well as give their skin a smoother & younger appearance with our microneedling services.
To learn more about our microneedling services, get in touch with us today.