Microneedling | Everything you want to know

Microneedling | Everything you want to know

Microneedling | Everything you want to know

Microneedling is a very popular cosmetic procedure that involves the use of fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. The microneedling process stimulates collagen production and can help improve skin texture. Microneedling also addresses a number of other skin concerns.

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about microneedling:

  • What is microneedling? Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that uses a device with fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating the body's natural healing response.


  • How does microneedling work? Microneedling works by creating micro-injuries in the skin, which prompts collagen and elastin production, resulting in skin rejuvenation and improvement in texture and tone.


  • Is microneedling safe? When performed by a qualified and experienced professional, microneedling is generally considered safe. The level of safety depends on factors such as the device used and the practitioner's expertise.


  • What are the benefits of microneedling? Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture, minimize acne scars, and address hyperpigmentation and enlarged pores.


  • What skin issues can microneedling treat? Microneedling is effective in treating a variety of skin concerns, including aging skin, acne scars, stretch marks, and uneven skin tone.


  • How much does microneedling cost? The cost of microneedling varies depending on factors such as the provider's location and the number of sessions required. On average, a single microneedling session can range from R 1800 to R 4900.


  • What is the recovery time after microneedling? Recovery time is typically minimal for microneedling, with most people experiencing redness and mild swelling for a day or two. The skin may also peel in the days following the treatment.


  • Are there different types of microneedling devices?
    • Yes, there are different microneedling devices, including manual dermarollers and motorized microneedling pens, each offering unique advantages and results.


  • Can microneedling be done at home? While there are at-home microneedling devices available, it's generally safer and more effective to have microneedling performed by a licensed professional to ensure proper application and safety. The depth to which a microneedling treatment can be done at home, is much less superficial than a microneedling treatment done by aesthetic doctors or other professionals, which means the result is also not so good.


  • How long does it take to see results from microneedling? Initial results may be visible within a few days, but the full effects of microneedling, such as improved skin texture and tone, can take a few weeks to a couple of months to become apparent.


  • Can I get microneedling on sensitive skin? Microneedling can be adapted for sensitive skin, but it's important to consult with a skilled practitioner who can select the right needle depth and technique for your skin type.


  • What are the potential side effects of microneedling? Common side effects can include redness, swelling, and peeling, which typically subside within a few days. In rare cases, there may be infection or scarring.


  • Does microneedling hurt? Sensations during microneedling can vary, but most people experience mild discomfort or a sensation similar to a sunburn during the procedure.


  • How often should I get microneedling? The recommended frequency of microneedling sessions depends on your specific skin concerns and the type of device used. Some people opt for monthly treatments, while others have them less frequently.


  • Can microneedling be used to treat acne? Microneedling can help improve the appearance of acne scars and is often used as part of an acne scar treatment plan.


  • Is it necessary to prep the skin before microneedling? Some microneedling treatments may require pre-treatment skin preparation, such as avoiding certain skincare products or medications, which your provider will discuss with you.


  • Can microneedling be combined with other skincare treatments? Yes, microneedling can be combined with other treatments like chemical peels, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) therapy, and laser therapy for enhanced results.


  • Are there any age restrictions for getting microneedling? There are typically no specific age restrictions for microneedling. The suitability of the treatment depends on your individual skin concerns and condition.


Before getting microneedling, it's crucial to consult with a healthcare professional to discuss your goals, potential risks, and the best approach for your unique situation. If you'd like to consult with Dr Gerda about your skin and the microneedling procedure, send the practice a Whatsapp message on +27 66 284 5866 or send an email to drgerda@aestheticlinic.co.za


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