The treatment involves the use of tiny needles, which encourage the skin to start producing the collagen needed for rejuvenation. Simple, effective, and hugely popular, it’s one of the fastest-growing cosmetic treatments available today.
The Pros of Microneedling One of the main benefits of microneedling is the ease of application when it comes to this treatment, as it is remarkably safe and easy, and can be applied to many different skin types. Furthermore, both the body and facial skin can be treated, and there are no significant side effects associated with this procedure.
How Many Appointments are Recommended?.
Most individuals will book 2-3 sessions of microneedling, spread with approximately 4-6 weeks in between each treatment, as this will allow enough time for the skin to completely heal. Each treatment lasts about half an hour, and requires no specific preparation prior to the appointment
How Long Does it Take to Recover From Microneedling?
Due to the nature of the treatment, recovery times for microneedling depend primarily on the size of the microneedles, and the type of skin you have. For example, a 1.5mm needle will cause some inflammation for 2-3 days, while a deeper needle (for example, 3mm), will lead to a recovery time of up to three weeks.
While there is not much discomfort associated with microneedling, some patients claim to feel as though their skin has been sunburnt. As such, practitioners advise not to unnecessarily touch or pick at the skin following the treatment, and sun lotion or after-sun treatments can be applied in order to avoid any risk of pigmentation.