09 Jan How Often Can I Get Microneedling?
Are you looking for a skin resurfacing treatment that’s fast, effective, painless, and non-invasive? Microneedling might be for you, and there’s great news—you can get it as often as you like every four to six weeks.
Microneedling vs Other Skin Resurfacing Treatments
Unlike other skin rejuvenation options, like laser skin resurfacing, the downtime is very minimal, and the procedure is largely non-invasive. It requires virtually no healing for most patients. If you do have a red hue immediately after treatment, a little rest and perhaps a cooling solution can help you quickly get that newly youthful glow.
How Microneedling Works
One of the most common questions asked is how often a person can get microneedling. For many people, it becomes part of a regular aesthetic routine. Some patients get their microneedling appointments as regularly as they get pedicures. The time it takes for both procedures is comparable, too. Microneedling is a quick “lunchtime” appointment that’s also surprisingly affordable. It’s a little luxury and pampering that makes your skin soft, supple, and minimizes light scarring and discoloration.
Microneedling is just what it sounds like —micro needles are used as part of a device to meticulously puncture the skin. The needles are so tiny, and the punctures are so relatively shallow compared to tattooing that it’s a painless procedure. When the skin is lightly damaged with micro needles, it kicks into repair and renew mode. New collagen is produced, the blood flow is increased, and your skin immediately goes to work on healing itself.
Microneedling is sometimes used in conjunction with more invasive procedures like eMatrix or laser skin resurfacing. However, unlike these procedures, it’s safe and effective for regular usage. Those who’ve experienced microneedling also say it helps the skin get smoother to allow for easier, flawless makeup application.
Since microneedling comes with quick healing, it’s a favorite “last minute” addition to a special event. Still, if you’re new to microneedling, you may want to schedule your session for three days prior to any significant event. Some patients are more sensitive and may experience a flushed face for a couple of days after microneedling.