Whether you’re dealing with acne scars or hair loss, microneedling has become a popular and minimally invasive treatment option. It is convenient, effective, and virtually painless. But if you sign up for a microneedling treatment, what should you expect? Read on to learn more.
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure. It uses extremely small, sterile needles, typically in the form of a dermaroller, to prick the skin. By pricking the skin with these small needles, one encourages the skin to generate new collagen and skin tissue. The result is smoother, firmer, and clearer skin. A typical microneedling procedure lasts up to two hours and it must be conducted by a certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or cosmetic surgeon.
What is Microneedling Used for?
Microneedling is often used for skin conditions, such as acne scarring or stretch marks, but it can also be used to treat hair loss. It is often used as a less expensive alternative to laser treatments, which can cost up to four times as much. Below is a list of some of the many issues microneedling can help with:
- Acne scarring
- Hair loss (alopecia)
- Large pores
- Dark spots or patches (hyperpigmentation)
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduced skin elasticity
- And more
Are there side effects?
Microneedling is an incredibly safe procedure. Since it is minimally invasive, individuals require no downtime after a microneedling treatment. At most, they may experience minor redness or skin irritation throughout the first few days after the procedure.
Dr. Kirit Kothari offers microneedling treatments for individuals in the East Stroudsburg and Allentown, PA, areas. To learn more, schedule a consultation today!