Microneedling is a minimally invasive treatment using very fine needles to prick the skin creating small skin wounds to stimulate new collagen and elastin production. Microneedling creates finer and tighter skin and can be used on most skin types. Microneedling is used to treat wrinkles, scars, acne, skin pigmentation, and large pores.
Plan on about 30 to 45 minutes for microneedling treatments. You may experience some swelling, redness, and peeling of the skin following the treatment. Healing from microneedling takes about 2 to 7 days, with the most dramatic results appearing four to six weeks after treatment. You are free to return to your normal activities immediately after treatment. It is possible to wear makeup 2 to 3 days after your microneedling treatment.
Microneedling can produce permanent results. But a short course of multiple treatments is usually required. In most cases, three to four sessions approximately one month apart will achieve the desired results.
At HerSpace MedSpa, we offer SkinPen by Crown Aesthetics, which is the first FDA-cleared microneedling device on the market. Unlike most alternatives, SkinPen has been clinically shown to be effective for women and men with skin types ranging from light to very dark. Likewise, SkinPen’s mechanical process is less abrasive than harsh peels. It is usable year-round and great for patients with a busy schedule. See below for SkinPen Before and Afters.