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Microneedling: What Is It Best For? September 2023

Updated: April 19, 2023

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Microneedling is a treatment used to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and other skin blemishes. The procedure involves using a device with very small needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, which helps to improve the appearance of the treated area.

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!

What does microneedling help treat?

Microneedling can help treat a variety of skin concerns, to include scars, wrinkes, and other skin blemishes. The needles create tiny punctures in the skin, which help to break down scar tissue. This can reduce the appearance of scars and make them less noticeable.

If you are looking for a treatment to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, microneedling may also be a good option. The needles help to stimulate collagen production, which can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make your skin look younger.

Who is an ideal candidate for microneedling?

Not everyone is a candidate for microneedling. If you have active acne, eczema, or psoriasis, you should not undergo this treatment. You should also avoid microneedling if you have recently had laser hair removal or chemical peels performed on the area.

What are the side effects of microneedling?

Microneedling is a relatively safe procedure with few side effects. However, as with any cosmetic treatment, there are some risks involved. The most common side effect is temporary redness and swelling of the skin. Other potential side effects include bruising, itching, and dryness. If you experience any of these side effects, contact your doctor or dermatologist.

How often should you get a microneedling treatment?

The frequency of your microneedling treatments will depend on your individual goals. If you are looking to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you may need several treatments spaced out over time. For acne scars, one or two treatments may be sufficient. Ultimately, your dermatologist will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.

If you are considering microneedling, be sure to consult with a licensed skincare professional first. They will be able to determine if this treatment is right for you!

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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