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Considering Micro-needling? Here’s What You Need to Know

You’ve likely heard the hype about micro-needling, and it may leave you with some questions. What does it do? Is it effective? What does it feel like?

While we encourage you to reach out to a skincare professional or technician for details, this post can help you understand what to expect from micro-needling treatment.

It Can Take Care of Wrinkles, Dark Spots, and Scars

Micro-needling works by penetrating the upper layer of skin and stimulating collagen growth. The sudden burst of collagen helps to fill out the face, reducing wrinkles and fine lines. Redness, scars, and uneven pigmentation also noticeably change thanks to the rejuvenation of skin that this treatment provides.

The Whole Process Takes About Two Hours

Including preparation and complete treatment, you can be in and out of the office in roughly two hours.

The Procedure Isn’t Painful for Most People

One of the biggest questions about this procedure is “Will it hurt?” It’s an understandable question, given the nature of the treatment.

Micro-needling treatment only penetrates the upper layer of the skin. While there may be some discomfort in areas where the skin is thinner, such as the neck, forehead, and cheekbones, many say they wouldn’t describe it as painful.

If you are concerned about skin sensitivity, numbing agents can be supplied to make the treatment more comfortable for you.

Downtime is Fairly Short

Once the procedure is done, you don’t have to worry about being sent home for bed rest. While it’s recommended to wait 2-3 days before wearing makeup, and you may want to wait before strenuous exercise, you can still be up and about shortly after your procedure.

You’ll See Results After the First Treatment

While some dermal treatments take multiple sessions to really be effective, most people see noticeable results after their first micro-needling session. It takes 1-2 weeks on average for the full effect to be seen, but many say they can see a difference in the shine and softness of their features as early as the next day.

Your Skincare Treatments Will Feel More Effective

While micro-needling makes your pores less visible, it also makes them more open. This sounds contradictory, but the effects are hard to miss. You’ll notice that your moisturizers and other skin care products feel stronger and more penetrating, and the fresh glow to your skin means you can go lighter on the makeup.

Whether you’re excited to try micro-needling or want more information, Newport Beach MedSpa is here to help! Contact our office to learn more about our micro-needling treatment.


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