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Can Microneedling Cause Scars? September 2023

Updated: April 19, 2023

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Microneedling is a procedure that has become increasingly popular in recent years. But one question that many people have is whether or not microneedling can cause scars or other severe damage to the skin. In this post, we will take a closer look at microneedling and answer the question of whether or not it can cause scars.

Read On: Want to learn more about microneedling and whether it is the right treatment option for you? Check out our Comprehensive Guide to Microneedling to learn more!

1. What is microneedling and what are its benefits?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves the use of fine needles to puncture the skin. This process creates tiny wounds in the skin, which can help to improve its appearance. Microneedling has been shown to be effective in reducing the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and scars. It can also help to improve the appearance of dark spots and improve skin texture.

One of the major benefits of microneedling is that it can help to stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps to keep the skin looking firm and elastic. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, which can lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. By stimulating collagen production, microneedling can help to reduce the signs of aging.

Another benefit of microneedling is that it can help to improve the absorption of skincare products. Many people use topical treatments to improve the appearance of their skin, but these products are not always fully absorbed by the skin. Microneedling can help to improve the absorption of these products, which can help to improve their effectiveness.

2. Can microneedling cause scars? Are there any other risks or side effects associated with microneedling procedures?

There is always a risk of scarring with any type of cosmetic procedure. However, the risk of scarring from microneedling is thought to be very low. The needles used in microneedling are much smaller than those used in other procedures such as dermabrasion or laser resurfacing. This means that there is less damage to the skin, which can reduce the risk of scarring.

There are however a few other risks and side effects associated with microneedling procedures. These include bleeding, bruising, swelling, redness, and infection. However, these side effects are usually mild and temporary. It is important to note that microneedling should not be performed on active acne lesions or open wounds.

If you are considering microneedling, it is important to consult with a trained and experienced professional. They will be able to assess your individual needs and determine whether or not the procedure is right for you.

3. How to care for your skin after a microneedling treatment session?

After a microneedling treatment session, it is important to care for your skin properly. This includes cleansing the skin gently and avoiding any harsh or abrasive cleansers. You should also avoid using any exfoliating products or scrubs for at least 24 hours after the procedure. It is also important to apply sunscreen when going outside, as the skin will be more sensitive to the sun.

If you experience any side effects after a microneedling treatment, it is important to consult with a trained professional. They will be able to assess your individual needs and provide you with the necessary care.

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Lauren Siso, Esthetician

Lauren has been medical aesthetician and laser practitioner for over 10 years and is passionate about helping her clients achieve their best skin possible. Lauren truly believes that everyone deserves to feel confident in their own skin and is dedicated to helping her clients achieve that goal!

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Lauren Siso, Medical Aesthetician at ELLEMES Medical Spa