Is microneedling painful?
Most clients report minimal discomfort due to the application of a topical anesthetic before the procedure.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions varies depending on individual skin concerns and goals. Typically, 3-6 sessions are recommended for optimal results.
Can microneedling be combined with other treatments?
Yes, microneedling can be combined with other treatments to enhance overall skin rejuvenation and achieve more comprehensive results. When combined with additional modalities like injectables such as Botox and fillers, or combined with radiofrequency, peels, and/or laser treatments, microneedling can significantly improve the skin’s appearance. Our specialists can advise on the best treatment plan for your skin.
Can microneedling treat hair loss?
Yes, microneedling can be an effective treatment for addressing hair loss, including conditions like alopecia.2 Alopecia, which encompasses various forms of hair loss, can be challenging to treat, and microneedling offers a promising, minimally invasive solution.
Does microneedling have any side effects?
Microneedling is a generally safe procedure, but it can have mild and temporary side effects.3 Commonly, patients experience redness, irritation, and swelling, similar to a sunburn, which subsides within a few days. There might also be minor bruising, dryness, and skin flaking as part of the natural healing process. While rare, there is a slight risk of infection, especially if aftercare instructions are not properly followed. Some individuals, particularly those with sensitive or darker skin, may experience itching, discomfort, or changes in pigmentation.
Do home microneedling treatments work?
Home microneedling treatments have gained popularity as a DIY alternative to professional microneedling, but their effectiveness and safety are often questioned. When considering home use of devices like a dermaroller for skin needling, it’s important to understand the differences between these and professional treatments. Home microneedling devices, commonly known as dermarollers, are designed for public use and generally feature shorter needles than those used in professional microneedling. While these devices can offer some benefits, such as enhancing the absorption of skincare products and mildly stimulating the skin, they are limited in their ability to penetrate the skin deeply. The pricks made by home-use dermarollers are typically not as deep or precise as those made by professional equipment. Professional microneedling, performed in a clinical setting, uses advanced devices that can penetrate the skin at a controlled depth more effectively. This precision allows for more significant stimulation of collagen and elastin production, leading to more noticeable improvements in skin texture, tone, and scarring.