Microneedling is an amazingly versatile and effective skin rejuvenation treatment. It’s natural – using no chemicals or radiation – requires no downtime, and produces beautiful results in two or three weeks. It works by stimulating the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin — proteins that are critical to skin health and resilience.
Fall is a great time to try microneedling. It can make you look great in your holiday photos, and you’ll get a taste of what it can do for you as part of your skin care regimen in the months ahead. Here are seven reasons to give microneedling a try.
1. Microneedling Can Treat an Array of Skin Concerns
Because microneedling rejuvenates the skin in such a fundamental way — by triggering the production of natural skin-renewing proteins — it is effective in treating many different skin concerns. Microneedling can minimize or improve the appearance of:
- Acne scars
- Age spots and other types of uneven pigmentation
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Enlarged pores
2. It’s Natural
Microneedling uses ultrafine needles to create micro-channels in the outer layer of your skin. Your body’s natural healing reaction causes the renewal and rejuvenation effects over the following two or three weeks. No lasers, radiofrequency energy, or harsh chemicals are involved. No surgery, stitches, or injections, either.
3. Microneedling Works With All Skin Types
While some light- and energy-based treatments aren’t safe for use with darker skin tones, microneedling works equally well with all skin types. It’s effective in treating dark and fair skin, and is safe for sensitive and acne-prone skin. The only caution is to avoid use on skin that is openly irritated or wounded.
4. You’ll Have No Downtime
Most people resume their normal activities after treatment, with no downtime. That’s essential at any time of year, but especially so in the busy fall and holiday seasons. You can expect to have a bit of a blush on your face, as if you have a mild sunburn, for one or two days after treatment, so it’s a good idea to schedule microneedling sessions two or three days before any major social events.
5. Your Skin Will Start to Look Better in Two or Three Weeks
You’ll begin to see microneedling’s positive effects in two or three weeks, with full results in six to eight weeks. Once you see what a difference your first session has made, you can decide whether to have a second or third treatment for even better results. Most patients find that three treatments, spaced a month apart, give them the most improvement.
6. Microneedling Is More Comfortable Than Other Treatments
The needles used in microneedling are extremely fine and only penetrate the skin to a depth of one or two millimeters (less than an eighth of an inch), so most patients find the treatment to be more comfortable than injections or laser treatment. To minimize any discomfort, you can have a topical anesthetic.
7. It’s Safe
Microneedling is extremely safe for all skin types, with low risks of reactions such as hyperpigmentation or burns, which can be a concern with other treatments. The needles are disposable and reach only the surface layer of the skin, so there is little risk of infection.
Try Microneedling This Fall in Annapolis
Sandel Duggal Plastic Surgery and Medspa offers a full range of cosmetic treatments, under the expert management of board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Henry Sandel and Dr. Claire Duggal. Contact us today to schedule microneedling in Annapolis.