How Long Does a Microneedling Treatment Last
This treatment has a cumulative effect. The purpose of microneedling is to induce the development of fresh collagen through the skin’s own healing process. This induction itself requires several treatments over a period of months. The treatment can be repeated after 4-6 weeks have passed since the last one. How many total treatments are required is often decided by the size of the skin area being treated.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Microneedling?
After each treatment, the skin will typically take 5-7 days to heal. During this time, patients may experience redness, swelling, and crusting. Once the skin has healed, patients will notice an improvement in the texture and tone of their skin.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is done using a device that contains tiny, fine needles to puncture the skin. By plucking with the tips of these needles, the device creates a controlled area of damage at the surface level of the skin.
The controlled damage done by the Microneedling Device is not enough to cause scabbing or scarring yet it is enough to activate the skin’s natural healing process. The body triggers the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in improved skin texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, pore size, and stretch marks.
This is an incredibly effective treatment for those who want to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles and pores by rejuvenating the skin under and around them.
Are You a Candidate for Microneedling?
Microneedling does not have any limitations based on skin types or tones. It’s also safe enough for even some sensitive skin types, so you are likely an excellent microneedling candidate. If you are concerned about any specific problems that may prevent you from being a candidate, you can address them during your first consultation.
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Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling is an excellent treatment for a myriad of skin concerns and can be used to treat:
What Are the Risks for Microneedling
Redness and minor swelling are often reported by people who have had the treatment. However, the needles rarely even break the skin barrier when “damaging” the skin, so redness or bruising usually disappears after 48 hours.
How to Prepare for a Microneedling Treatment
While the treatment is relatively safe and gentle, there are a few things you can do to prepare for your session and minimize any discomfort.
First, it’s important to cleanse your skin thoroughly before your treatment. This will help remove any dirt, oil, or makeup that could interfere with the microneedling device. You should also avoid using any exfoliating products in the days leading up to your treatment, which can irritate the skin.
It’s also a good idea to avoid sun exposure before your treatment. Ultraviolet light can damage the skin and make it more susceptible to inflammation. If you must go outside, apply sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. Finally, you may want to take a pain reliever such as ibuprofen about an hour before your treatment, as this can help to reduce any discomfort.
What to Expect Post Microneedling Treatment
After undergoing a microneedling treatment, your skin may be red and slightly swollen for a few days. You should keep your skin well moisturized with a gentle, non-comedogenic lotion and avoid direct sunlight.
Once the initial post-treatment inflammation has faded, you should notice an improvement in the appearance of your skin. Over the coming weeks, your skin will gradually begin to heal and regenerate new collagen for a more youthful appearance.
Microneedling Recovery & Timeline
We’ll give you some helpful information on how to protect the area that’s been treated. For example, you need to avoid touching the skin with certain chemicals and avoid the sun for at least a few days.
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How Does Dr. Christopher Pavlou Perform a Microneedling Treatment?
To perform the procedure, Dr. Christopher Pavlou starts by spreading a numbing cream over the treatment area to reduce any discomfort. Next, they use a special device with rows of tiny needles on its surface to gently roll over the skin and create thousands of tiny punctures. The punctures trigger increased skin regeneration, which leads to softer and smoother skin over time. Microneedling may be performed as a single session or repeated multiple times for maximum results depending on your individual needs and goals.
Why Choose Skin Technique for Microneedling
You’ll be able to find more than one clinic in Vancouver that offers Microneedling, but nowhere else will you find a team that cares so much about your goals and delivers the results that you want for your skin. We understand that skin needs can be personal and deeply important to our clients. You can trust that the unique plan for your microneedling treatment in Vancouver will surpass all of your expectations.