What Is It Used For?
This procedure has many different uses which is why its popularity. Skin rejuvenation and reducing the signs of aging is one benefit but microneedling can smooth the appearance of acne scars, lighten pigment, shrink pores, reduce stretch marks and even stimulate hair growth.
How Does It Work?
The pen creates precise depth micro-injuries with tiny sterile surgical steel needles. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, producing new capillaries, collagen, and elastin resulting in smoother, plumper-looking skin. Who Is a Good Candidate? Virtually anybody who is looking to improve their skin is a good candidate for this procedure. Microneedling is safe and effective for all skin colors and types when other treatments like lasers may be unsafe.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
No. The practitioner will apply a numbing agent to the procedure area for 20-30 minutes to relieve any potential discomfort. How Long Does It Take? A MD Needle Pen microneedling session takes about 45-60 minutes including numbing and depending on the size of the treatment area. Multiple sessions are recommended, about 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.
What About Downtime?
Most clients will experience post-procedure redness, which can last 2-3 days depending on the skin condition and depth treated. Makeup can be worn after 6 hours and will easily cover any residual pinkness in the skin.
Microneedling is a treatment that is good for all ages and skin colors. Any part of your body can be treated for sun damage, pigmentation, acne scars, skin texture, hair loss and even stretch marks. It is a fast comfortable treatment with very little downtime and should be part a healthy skincare process.