The microneedling procedure starts with an initial consultation. The skincare expert carefully examines your skin concerns and discusses your goals to determine if you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure. If you have extremely sensitive skin, they might advise against microneedling and recommend other treatment modalities for your unique needs. The aesthetician also creates a skin profile to curate the treatment plan.
During the microneedling procedure, the doctor creates micro-injuries on your skin’s surface at a depth of 0.1-0.25”, barely causing any pain. The micro-injuries activate your body’s natural healing response to induce collagen and elastin production. The procedure concludes within 20 to 45 minutes, depending on the number of treatment spots and their size. You might have dry and flaking skin for 2 to 7 days after the treatment, but that’s an indication that the older skin cells are dying away to be replaced by newer and younger skin cells.