Many people experience skin issues at some stage in their life. Blemishes indeed tend to heal and fade away over time. Breakouts might leave the skin with minor scarring, and if the skin is oily, there are probably also large and congested pores. To deal with this issue, dermatologists and estheticians recommend micro-needling as the perfect solution.

Micro-needling has grown in popularity over the last several years, and it is praised as the best modern innovation in skin rejuvenation. Micro-needling is proven to be an effective way to reverse skin damage by stimulating collagen production, which is why so many people are deciding to get this treatment done. If you are one of those people considering it, keep reading to find out what to expect.

Is Micro-Needling Going to be Painful?

This common question is the one most people have before they step into the micro-needling waters. Even though “needle” is in the name, micro-needling is not painful. Before the treatment, a topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area.

Micro-needling feels more like a vibration on the skin, but this depends on the needle depth chosen, determined by skin type, and the final goal of the treatment. Minor discomfort can occur in certain areas but is extremely manageable due to the applied topical numbing cream. If you are sensitive to pain, talk to your aesthetician before the treatment begins.

How Long Does a Micro-Needling Treatment Last?

A treatment typically takes around 45 minutes for the face and neck, but it may vary depending on how long numbing is needed. The downtime which micro-needling requires is minimal, and the skin is pink for 24-48 hours (looks like a slight sunburn), which is partly why this treatment is so popular; anyone can fit it in around their regular daily routine.

What Are the Results?

The benefits of micro-needling are significant and visible, including:

  • Reduced fine lines in the treated area
  • Improved skin tone and overall texture
  • Minimized pores and tightened skin
  • Reduced look of scarring
  • Reduced the look of stretch marks

How Often is Maintenance Required for Micro-Needling?

Different aestheticians and skin-care experts recommend different maintenance schedules, but a course of three to six sessions separated by four to six weeks should be sufficient. The timing depends on the skin, the customer, and the results desired. Once again, the best possible solution is to consult with your provider during the consultation.

Are There Any Side Effects to Micro-Needling?

Before you get micro-needling done, you should have a thorough consultation with an aesthetician. During this consultation, they should review any medical issues and discuss the desired outcome to make sure this treatment is right.

Side effects of the micro-needling treatment are minimal but can include mild peeling and redness, but these usually fade in a few hours.

The treated area of the skin should not be exposed to the sun, heat, hot water, tanning bed, or sauna for 5-7 days. Protecting the skin with at least SPF 30 at all times is essential in the aftercare process.

For more information on Micro-Needling and if it’s right for you, contact BodyLase. Call 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) or 919-851-8989 (Cary) to schedule a consultation.