The Ultimate Microneedling FAQ Guide: December 2022 Everything You Need to Know About This Procedure

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Your Top Microneedling FAQs Answered

The ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘why’ guide to all things microneedling! Below we help answer the most commonly searched microneedling questions on Google! Have a question not listed below? Let us know and we are happy to find an answer for you!

Microneedling FAQs: Who… ?

Who is licensed to perform microneedling?

Microneedling is most commonly performed at medical spas or aesthetic clinics by either a medical aesthetician or a registered nurse. While uncommon, physician assistants and/or medical doctors may also perform microneedling. It is important to only have microneedling completed by a licensed professional who has experience performing this treatment. This helps ensure the best results from the treatment and helps prevent further damage to the skin.

Who is microneedling good for?

Microneedling is an excellent treatment for anyone who wants to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and other skin concerns. The primary benefit of microneedling is to stimulate collagen growth, which has several useful benefits that help make the skin’s appearance more even, youthful, and vibrant.

Microneedling FAQs: What… ?

What does microneedling do?

Microneedling creates tiny punctures in the skin which stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and other skin concerns.

What are the benefits of microneedling?

The benefits of microneedling include stimulating collagen production, improving the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and other skin concerns.

Microneedling FAQs: When… ?

When to see results after microneedling?

Most people will see some results in as little as a few days after the treatment with peak results seen after roughly 60 to 90 days. It may take several sessions to achieve desired results depending on your skin concerns.

When can I wear makeup after microneedling?

It is recommended to wait 24 hours before wearing makeup after microneedling to allow the open wounds an oppurtunity to heal.

When can I wash my face after microneedling?

It is recommended to wait 24 hours before washing your face after microneedling.

Microneedling FAQs: Where… ?

Where to get microneedling near me?

The best place to get microneedling is from a licensed professional at either a medical spa or aesthetic clinic. It is best to set up a consultation prior to getting a treatment to discuss your concerns with your provider and to ensure the provider is a good fit with adequate experience to address your skin concerns. If you are interested in microneedling in Atlanta and want to see if microneedling is right for you, be sure to set up a complimentary consultation with one of our amazing estheticians and they would be happy to help!

Where can microneedling be done?

Microneedling is most commonly performed by licensed professionals at a medical spa, dermatologist office, or aesthetic clinic. It is not recommended to get microneedling treated by non-licensed professionals or outside of a medical office setting.




Microneedling FAQs: Why… ?

Why get microneedling and why is it good for the skin?

Microneedling is good for the skin because it helps stimulate the body’s natural collagen production. This collagen stimulation helps improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and other skin concerns. It is a quick, easy, and non-invasive skin treatment that has wonderful anti-aging benefits.

Microneedling FAQs: How… ?

How microneedling works?

Microneedling works by creating tiny punctures in the skin which stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a protein that helps to improve the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and other skin concerns.

How microneedling helps acne scars?

Microneedling helps acne scars by stimulating collagen production which can help to improve the appearance of the scars. Depending on the depth and severity of the scars, multiple treatments may be required for optimal results.

How microneedling helps hair growth?

Microneedling helps hair growth by stimulating the scalp and encouraging the production of collagen.

How much does microneedling cost?

The cost of microneedling will vary depending on the area being treated and the number of sessions required. It is recommended to consult with a licensed professional to get an accurate estimate of the cost of treatment.

At ELLEMES Medical Spa, the cost of microneedling generally starts at $350 per session.

How often should you get microneedling?

The frequency of microneedling will vary depending on the individual. It is recommended to consult with a licensed professional to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs. As a general rule of thumb, expect at least three treatments for optimal results spaced roughly three months apart.

How many sessions of microneedling are necessary?

The number of sessions required will vary depending on the individual. It is recommended to consult with a licensed professional to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs. As a general rule of thumb, expect at least three treatments for optimal results spaced roughly three months apart.

Microneedling FAQs: Is… ?

Is microneedling worth it?

Many people believe that microneedling is worth it because of the benefits it can provide. According to Real Self reviews, over 85% of people who received microneedling claimed that the treatment was worth the cost.

Is microneedling painful?

Microneedling can be slightly painful if performed without numbing cream. To help manage the discomfort level, a topical numbing cream is generally applied to the treatment area prior to the treatment which makes the treatment much more manageable. Most patients feel very little pain or discomfort when the treatment is performed with numbing cream.

Is microneedling safe?

Microneedling is considered safe when performed by a licensed professional in a medical setting.

Is deeper microneedling penetration better?

Deeper microneedling penetration may not necessarily be better. It is important to consult with a licensed professional to see what depth is best for your individual needs. Agressive treatments may be required to address skin concerns such as deep scarring. However, it is best to consult with your provider to ensure this is safe for your skin type and skin needs.

Microneedling FAQs: Are… ?

Are microneedling results permanent?

Unforunately microneedling results are not permanent, and multiple sessions are generally required to achieve your desired look. While one microneedling treatment is sometimes compared to reversing one year’s worth of aging to the skin, unfortunately it does not hault the aging process completely as our skin continues to be subject to internal and outside stressors. However, with proper care and maintenance, your results can last for several months to years!

Are microneedling pens safe?

Yes, microneedling pens are safe for use when performed by a licensed professional. It is not recommended for non-licensed professionals to purchase or use a microneedling device.

Are microneedling results immediate?

Results may be seen immediately after the first session, however, it is more common to see best results 30 to 60 days after the session as it takes time for collagen growth to surface. Your skin may be red and more plump in the first several hours following a treatment. This will gradually go down after several hours to days post-treatment.




Microneedling FAQs: Can… ?

Can microneedling damage skin?

When performed by a licensed professional, microneedling is safe and should not damage your skin. If used improperly or by a non-licensed professional, microneedling does have the ability to penetrate too deeply which could cause scarring or potential pigmentation.

Can microneedling cause acne?

Generally, microneedling does not cause acne; however, if the procedure is completed over an active acne breakout it is possible that the treatment could spread the acne to other areas of the skin. It’s best to avoid microneedling for patients who are experiencing active acne breakouts.

Can microneedling remove scars?

Microneedling can help to improve the appearance of scars, however, it will not completely remove them. Depending on the depth of the scarring, multiple sessions may be required to receive optimum results.

Can microneedling make skin worse?

Generally, no. Microneedling is a safe treatment when completed by a licensed profeessional. It is important to consult with a licensed professional to ensure that the procedure is done correctly and that your skin will not be damaged.

Can microneedling cause rosacea?

There is no evidence that microneedling causes rosacea. In fact, microneedling may actually help to improve the appearance of rosacea by stimulating collagen production.

Can microneedling make wrinkles worse?

Microneedling is generally considered a safe treatment that should not make conditions worse. In fact, microneedling is actually proven to help improve the appearance of wrinkles by stimulating collagen production. However, if the procedure is not performed properly, it is possible that it could make wrinkles worse.

Can you get microneedling when you have acne?

Generally it is best to avoid getting microneedling if you have active acne as the treatment may increase the risk of acne spreading. It is important to consult with a licensed professional prior to ensure that the treatment is right for you.

Can you get microneedling when pregnant?

It is not recommended to get microneedling when pregnant unless you are willing to get the procedure done without topical numbing cream first being applied to the area. While still possible, most patients indicate that the treatment discomfort level is much higher without the numbing cream and thus generally do not opt to get the treatment without it.

Can you get microneedling when breastfeeding?

It is not recommended to get microneedling when breastfeeding unless you are willing to get the procedure done without topical numbing cream first being applied to the area. While still possible, most patients indicate that the treatment discomfort level is much higher without the numbing cream and thus generally do not opt to get the treatment without it.

Microneedling FAQs: Will… ?

Will microneedling help with acne?

Microneedling may help with acne by stimulating collagen production which can help to improve the appearance of the skin. If experiencing active acne breakouts, it is best to consult with a licensed skincare professional to ensure that microneedling is right for you and to ensure that acne will not spread to other areas of the skin.

Will microneedling help with acne scars?

Microneedling may help with acne scars by stimulating collagen production which can help to improve the appearance of the scars. Multiple sessions may be required depending on the depth of the scarring.

Will microneedling tighten skin?

Microneedling may help to tighten skin by stimulating collagen production. This skin tightening may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Will microneedling help with hyperpigmentation?

Microneedling can be a very effective treatment in helping to treat hyperpigmentation by stimulating collagen production which can help to improve the appearance of the skin. Depending on the depth of the pigmentation multiple treatments may be necessary to acheive desired results.

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