It can be a bit intimidating to go in for your first micro-needling session. Even if you’re simply considering getting a micro-needling treatment, you should know exactly what to expect.
Micro-Needling Shouldn’t Hurt
While you may feel a small amount of discomfort, micro-needling should not be an extremely painful process. In fact, most patients report that they only feel a light vibration. Depending on how sensitive your skin is, you may receive a numbing agent to make sure you remain comfortable.
The Procedure is Simple
The typical micro-needling treatment usually takes between 30-minutes to an hour from start to finish. Each treatment typically starts with cleaning and numbing of the area you want to treat. There may be another step, such as administering a skin lightener, a Vitamin C serum, or another collagen-stimulating product to increase the effectiveness of the treatment. After all necessary preparations are made, you will be treated with a pen that contains 12 small needles that penetrate the skin. The micro-wounds created by the needles encourage rejuvenation and more efficient absorption of skin products.
You May Notice a Slight Reaction in the Hours Following Your Session
While micro-needling is popularly known as one of the most non-invasive beauty procedures in the marketplace, many patients experience slight redness, sensitivity, or a very small amount of pinpoint bleeding within a few hours following the procedure. Additionally, it is possible that you will see some light flaking, but these side effects can be treated with a good moisturizer. While these effects are short-lasting and very temporary, you should be aware that it is natural for your skin to react in this way after the procedure.
Everyone has different skin. This means that everyone will have a different experience with micro-needling treatments. If you would like to learn more about what your micro-needling experience may be like, schedule a consultation online or call us at 215-503-FACE to talk to one of our specialists today.
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