Microneedling therapy is a minimally invasive skin-rejuvenation procedure that involves the use of a device that contains fine needles. These needles are used to puncture the skin to create a controlled skin injury. Each puncture creates a channel that triggers the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin.
Conditions treated with Microneedling
- Fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Acne scars
- Loose, lax skin
- Skin texture and pore size
- Stretch marks
Microneedling is considerably less expensive than laser therapy and may work better for some people.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling has gained popularity for its growing list of benefits. It is said to rejuvenate and plump the skin with minimal discomfort and very little downtime, and it can be adjusted to fit each person’s needs.
What are the Targeted Areas for Microneedling?
Microneedling is most often used on the face. In addition to facial concerns, microneedling is sometimes used to treat stretch marks in other areas of the body. Scarring on other body parts may also be treated with this procedure.
How much does microneedling cost?
Microneedling may cost anywhere from $200 to $800 per session, depending on the extent of treatment needed. If you only need a light session, you may pay as little as $250.
Are there any risks or side effects?
The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure. You may also see redness for a few days.
Who should Avoid Microneedling?
You may not be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you: have certain skin conditions, such as psoriasis or eczema OR have open wounds or active acne OR have had radiation therapy recently. Also, if have a history of skin scars. Finally, People who are pregnant may need to be cleared by an obstetrician or gynecologist before the treatment.
Preparing for microneedling
Before the procedure, consider talking with the us about ways to prepare for your appointment. You may need to stop taking certain medications, such as ibuprofen and those for acne treatment (like Accutane), well in advance of the procedure.
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