Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that can effectively lighten acne scars and dark spots on the face. The procedure involves a rolling pen with tiny needles to injure the skin and stimulate collagen production. There are several ways that microneedling benefits the skin, but in general, its primary purpose is to rejuvenate the skin to give the patient a more youthful, refreshed glow.
There are different types of microneedling techniques and each one has a very specific use and purpose, which is why patients are advised to seek treatment from a reputable clinic in order to enjoy microneedling benefits to the fullest, and of course, to prevent further damage to the skin.
Here are some of the things that every patient should know about microneedling benefits, results, and more:
As mentioned above, there are several ways microneedling benefits the skin and these include effective treatment of common aging-related issues like wrinkles and fine lines, as well as skin problems like acne scars and marks, sun spots, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. In addition to these, patients who want to minimize pores, reduce visibility of other scars, or correct skin laxity may also benefit from microneedling. Apart from the face, microneedling may also be used on the stomach and thighs, and patients who undergo treatment on these areas primarily do so to lighten stretch marks.
Microneedling may also be able to help patients dealing with alopecia or hair loss. To know for sure, consult a licensed and experienced doctor.
Immediately after the procedure, your skin may look red or feel tender to the touch, which is a normal side effect since your skin has just been pricked by tiny needles. The redness usually resolves within 2 hours. Patients may need to wait between four and six weeks (some even eight) to see results. Depending on the particulars of the skin issue, the patient may need two or more sessions to achieve optimum results.
If more than one session is needed, your doctor may schedule the next session six weeks after your initial treatment to give your skin enough time to heal and recover. Your doctor will develop a treatment plan based on your needs and goals, so make sure to be open and honest about what you really want to achieve from the treatment; what microneedling benefits you truly wish to achieve. It is likewise advised that you discuss your financial situation with your doctor, so you both can discuss options available to you.
Microneedling for first-time patients
Understand that not everyone is a good candidate for this type of treatment, even if it is a minimally invasive procedure. Remember that the doctor will be creating tiny injuries to the skin, which means there could be some bleeding. You will also have to rely on your body’s natural healing ability. That said, microneedling isn’t recommended for patients who have a history of bleeding or who has had issues with wound healing.
That said, your doctor will evaluate your condition and review your medical history in order to accurately determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.
Your doctor may also suggest other minimally or non-invasive treatments like laser skin resurfacing or dermaplaning to combine with microneedling to achieve your desired results.
Microneedling benefits in Chicago and Naperville, Illinois
If you are looking for an experienced and licensed facial plastic surgeon for a microneedling consultation in Chicago or Naperville, please feel free to call Gold Coast Plastic Surgery at (312) 736-7792. You may also schedule a consultation with Dr. George T. Moynihan here.