Q: Does microneedling hurt?
A: Practitioners usually provide patients with a numbing agent to allowing them to go as deep as they need to with the deeper needles. The shortest needles however, should not produce any pain. Following the procedure you might be left with soreness or redness that can easily be taken care of with over-the-counter medication.
Q: How often should I get Microneedling done?
A: It all depends on what problem you are treating. For those with well maintained skin, microneedling every 3-6 months will help maintain their smooth appearance. For others, who are treating acne scarring or more severe skin problems, a session once a month for 4-6 months will help attain best results. Most people start to see results after their very first treatment.
Q: What will I look like after the treatment?
A: The average person will see some redness and mild swelling in their face right after treatment.
While recovering, it is important to keep your face protected from the sun as it will be more sensitive than usual.
You might also experience some slight pinpoint bleeding or bruising if your treatment involved needles that were longer. These symptoms should all fade quickly, and you should notice smoother, more radiant skin within a week or two.