Think of micro needling like aerating your lawn. The device creates microscopic punctures in the skin which triggers new collagen development. The result is smoother, firmer, younger looking skin.
Number of Treatments
3-6 treatments recommended
Face, neck, décolletage, hands, arms, legs, abdomen and back
30 minutes to 1 hour
During the treatment, some patients experience mild discomfort that can be addressed with a topical anesthetic. Following each treatment, the skin may have sun burned feeling, Redness, Sensitivity, Blotchiness, Flakiness, Peeling, Abrasion (expected with scar reduction), Bruising
Weeks to months depending on the number of treatments
After the procedure, the skin will be red and flushed like having a sunburn. You will experience skin tightness and sensitivity to touch which will diminish over the first 24 hours. The following is typical of a treatment:
- Day 1: very red
- Day 2: bright P ink- can be covered by mineral make-up
- Day 3: Pink -can be covered by mineral make-up
- Day 4: flushed- can be covered by mineral make-up
You may also experience some amount of peeling and flaking. Most side effects resolve in 4-5 days.
The specific risks and possible complications as they relate to the micro needling procedure will be discussed at your initial consultation.