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How Long To See Microneedling Results

By Dr. Charles J. Galanis

How Long To See Microneedling Results

Don’t you wish there was an easy way for your skin to look and feel better? With microneedling, not only can many common skin concerns be addressed but your skin will look brighter and more vibrant than ever before.

Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment option that has many people loving this minimally invasive treatment.  In today’s fast paced world, we like rapid answers to all questions.  How long to see microneedling results, after they have undergone the cosmetic treatment, is a question that most patients want to know.

Here are some basics when it comes to microneedling treatment to begin your journey toward a more youthful skin appearance.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the appearance of the skin. It involves the use of a device containing fine needles that create tiny punctures in the skin’s surface.

These micro-injuries stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process, prompting elastin and collagen production, which are essential for skin regeneration. Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Additionally, it enhances skin texture and firmness while promoting a more even skin tone.

The procedure is typically performed by a trained skincare professional and may be accompanied by the application of complementary treatments like serums or other topical treatments to further enhance results.  Combining microneedling with hyaluronic acid(HA) serums or other HA-based skincare products can amplify the overall rejuvenating effects of the procedure, promoting smoother, more radiant skin.

Overall, the synergy between hyaluronic acid and microneedling can result in improved hydration, texture, and overall appearance of the skin. Microneedling is generally safe for most skin types and requires minimal downtime, making it a popular option for skin rejuvenation.

How Long To See Results From Microneedling?

Microneedling results typically become noticeable within a few weeks to a few months after this procedure. There may be some redness and mild swelling immediately following treatment, but these effects usually subside within a few days. As the skin cells undergo the natural healing process, collagen production increases, leading to improvements in skin texture, firmness, and overall appearance.

Patients may begin to notice smoother skin, diminished fine lines and wrinkles, reduced acne scars, and a more even complexion as the weeks progress. This is because the deeper layers of the skin need time to heal and the new, refreshed skin cells need time to rise to the surface.

The exact timeline to see results from microneedling can vary depending on individual factors such as skin condition, the intensity of the treatment, and the body’s response to collagen stimulation. Consistent follow-up treatments spaced several weeks apart may be recommended to maintain and enhance results over time.

When you do get to see your full results, you will be amazed at what this treatment is able to accomplish!

Benefits From Your Microneedling Results

Microneedling offers promising solutions for various skin concerns, including sagging skin, stretch marks, and even an active skin infection. By creating controlled micro-injuries, microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production, leading to improved skin elasticity and firmness, which can help reduce the appearance of sagging skin and stretch marks.

The micro-channels created during microneedling allow for better penetration of topical treatments, aiding in the management of active skin infections. With its ability to address multiple skin issues effectively, microneedling stands as a versatile and promising option for achieving smoother, healthier skin.

Improved Skin Texture

If you have skin that is prone to rough patches or bumpiness, this treatment can help. It promotes renewed, healthy skin tissue to come to the surface. Many people with skin texture issues have found that this treatment works better at smoothing out rough skin texture and imperfections while even reducing the appearance of keloid scars.

Firmer, Plumper Skin

Because this treatment promotes healing from the deeper layers of the skin, you are going to have a boosting of the skin’s natural collagen production. Collagen helps skin hold onto its elasticity which makes skin appear younger. You will notice that skin is both firmer and plumper than it was before your treatment.

Improved Skin Tone

Uneven skin tone can cause the skin to look worn and often aged. Excessive redness and otherwise uneven skin tone can be difficult to deal with using only at-home treatments. This collagen induction therapy treatment, however, is going to even out the tone of the skin, brightening it, and generally improve the overall appearance of the skin.

It can also help to reduce hyperpigmentation and melasma, resulting in a more even skin tone. Acne medication that increases photosensitivity or cause skin irritations may raise the risk of developing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) after microneedling, particularly in individuals with darker skin tones.

Microneedling ResultsDiminished Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Another great benefit of this treatment is that it is able to fade the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, particularly those around the eyes, mouth, and forehead. Many people note that their more mild fine lines and wrinkles totally vanish after this treatment.

Fades Sun Damage

If you struggle with sun damage, this treatment is also highly effective at fading that as well. Again, it prompts those newly formed skin cells to come to the surface and replacing skin tissue that had the appearance of sun damage.

Fades Acne Scarring

Acne scarring can be a real pain to deal with and often, any creams and serums that actually do anything to help with this issue can take forever. This treatment can fade those acne scars quickly!

Smaller Pores

Enlarged pores are another pesky skin concern that many people struggle with. This treatment is going to help shrink those pores down, giving your skin a much more even tone and texture. There are many people who consider this treatment to be the best at shrinking down stubborn enlarged pores.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Does This Treatment Hurt?

No, this treatment simply uses very tiny, very sharp needles to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin and promote healing. You will have a topical numbing cream applied to the treatment site, so no need to be worried about experiencing any pain during the treatment process.

2. Is This Safe?

This is a tried and proven treatment process that works wonders for the skin and is completely safe. You are not going to be running the same risks with this type of treatment as you would be with other, more invasive, and more surgical types of treatments.  A great safety point of this treatment is that it is even safe for pregnant women, where as chemical peels or dermal fillers may not be.

3. How Long Does it Take?

Most treatment sessions are going to take about 30 to 40 minutes in total to complete. However, depending on your skin concerns, the treatment may take a little longer and can even be shorter! Either way, this treatment is incredibly quick and can deliver some really amazing results in that short amount of treatment time.

4. How Many Treatments and How Often?

This may be different for each person and it is always important to listen to our experts in regard to how long you should wait in between treatment sessions. Most people can safely have this treatment once a month or once every 6 weeks. The skin tissue that is healing beneath the surface needs time to do its magic and improve the skin so always listen to the professionals to get the best results from this treatment option.

5. Is This Only for Women?

This treatment is for any person who wants to improve their skin. Men and women can enjoy all of the great benefits that this treatment has to offer. In fact, there are more men that are deciding to try this treatment and other similar treatments to also keep their skin looking amazing.

6. Is There Downtime?

A wonderful part about this treatment as opposed to other treatments that may be able to deliver similar results is that this one requires no downtime. When your treatment is over, you can go about your normal routine!

7. How Do I Get Ready for My Treatment?

You simply need to show up for your scheduled appointment and our experts will take care of everything else. If there would be any prep required from you prior to your treatment session, our staff will be sure to let you know!

8. Can It Cause Lasting Damage to My Skin?

No, this treatment is designed to promote intensive healing from the inside. It is not going to cause any lasting damage to your skin when performed by a professional member of our team. It will look and feel better than ever before once you get to see your final results.

Set Up Your Initial Consultation

If you want to have rejuvenated, more youthful-looking skin and also diminish the appearance of some skin concerns, collagen induction therapy is an amazing option that you should consider. The micro needling treatment itself is painless, quick and there is absolutely no downtime needed after! Many people have found this treatment to be their go-to for great-looking skin. Come and see us today at Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA to get your best skin!




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