Frequently Asked Questions About Microneedling

microneedling Microneedling has become an increasingly popular skin rejuvenation treatment over the last several years. By creating tiny punctures in the top layer of skin, microneedling aims to stimulate collagen production, reduce fine lines, improve tone and texture, soften scars, and more. However, if you’re new to the microneedling world, you probably still have plenty of questions about the treatment—like whether it actually works, how much it hurts to get it done, or what to expect afterward. That’s why we’ve put together this handy FAQ to provide detailed answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about microneedling.

What Are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling creates controlled micro-injuries across the skin’s surface using superfine needles. This kickstarts your body’s natural wound healing processes, like collagen and elastin production, leading to numerous aesthetic skin improvements. Most patients see noticeable differences in fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture, tone, firmness and elasticity, pore size appearance, softness and hydration levels, and more. Microneedling has also proven effective in diminishing many types of scarring, including surgical scars, acne scars, and stretch marks in striae-prone areas.

Does Microneedling Hurt During or After the Appointment?

Microneedling devices utilize numerous tiny needles to penetrate into the outermost layers of skin—the epidermis and upper dermis. So, you will likely feel some minor irritation in treatment areas as the microneedling wand passes over your skin. However, reputable providers use medical-grade numbing creams to keep you comfortable during a microneedling session. Most patients report the treatment feels similar to light sandpaper being brushed against your skin. Pain levels depend on personal pain tolerance and precise treatment areas on the face or body. Adjustable microneedling pen pressure settings allow customization of sensations, too. Later, you may deal with some residual redness and sensitivity for a couple of days. But serious pain is uncommon.

How Long Does the Skin Need to Recover After a Microneedling Appointment?

The recovery period associated with microneedling treatments is minimal compared to more invasive skin resurfacing procedures. You can expect some minor redness, swelling, and sensitivity around treated areas for the first 24 to 72 hours following your session. Avoid direct sunlight, use extra gentle cleansers and moisturizers, and apply cool compresses to help skin rebalance quicker after microneedling. Most patients are able to return to normal activities immediately post-procedure with some irritation at the site. Give your complexion about a week to fully heal, depending on the depth setting used. Schedule accordingly!

Want to Try Microneedling?

Get in touch with the experts at Opal Aesthetics in Edmond, Oklahoma, at (405) 456-0759 if you want to learn more or book your first skin-renewing microneedling visit. It’s a fantastic way to address a variety of complexion concerns without lots of downtime. Discover refreshed, youthful skin through microneedling.

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