If you are looking for fairly non-invasive way with little downtime to improve the appearance of your skin, microneedling is a great way to go. It stimulates collagen beneath the surface to not only reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, but firms the skin as well.
Unfortunately, as with any trendy facial procedure, there are a lot of misconceptions out there.
5 Things Everyone Needs to Know About Microneedling:
1. Microneedling will not leave visible holes in your skin.
Yes, microneedling does create a controlled injury to the skin in order to stimulate collagen production by creating microscopic holes. However, the holes created are so tiny they can’t be seen by the naked eye. Your skin may temporarily be red or pink, but that fades shortly afterwards. You can easily reduce any redness with Theraderm OPC Reparative Serum followed by a mineral makeup. Trust us, a little redness is totally worth the results you'll see.
2. The microneedling you get at your doctor’s office is NOT the same as what you do yourself at home.
We know some skin care companies are claiming you can get the results as your doctor, but it's simply not true. Doctors always have access to stronger medical grade versions that aren’t approved (or safe!) for at-home use. If you do opt to have microneedling done at your doctor’s office, expect to them to use state-of-the-art new radiofrequency microneedling or microneedling pens, not the microneedle rollers available for home use.
3. Microneedling does not hurt. While it may be uncomfortable, it’s not totally unbearable.
If you still aren't sure about the pain level, you can request that the skin care professional apply a topical pain reliever.
4. Microneedling can be done around the eyes and lips.
This mostly applies to the procedure done by a professional, but there are specially created devices for this use. We don’t recommend using any at-home rollers in these areas.
5. This procedure can be used for more than anti-aging.
It’s true! If you have dark acne scarring, the collagen stimulation helps reduce the darkness. This technique works especially well if lightening products, such as Theraderm Enlighten Skin Brightener, are applied to the surface of the skin prior to microneedling.
We hope this helps clear up any misconceptions about microneedling!