How Microneedling Works
Microneedling involves a gliding roller that uses extremely tiny needles to prick the skin. This is not painful, but it sends a signal to the body that there is an 'injury'. The body then sends a flood of new collagen and skin tissue to the area that has been treated, creating smoother, firmer skin.
Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling helps many patients with a range of skin problems and age concerns. It can diminish scars (including acne scars and scars from wounds), sun spots, and other skin discoloration. Microneedling also helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles and large pores, delivering brighter, firmer skin.
What Microneedling Treatment Involves
What to Expect After Microneedling
Because microneedling is a nonsurgical treatment, there is little to no downtime. After microneedling, your skin works fairly quickly to rejuvenate new tissue. You should see visible results within 14 days. In order to maintain and build upon the positive results of your treatment, repeat treatments are strongly suggested. Your SISU doctor will advise you on the best course of action based on your individual concerns, wishes, and lifestyle. NOTE: As microneedling will make your skin more sensitive to the sun, a strong SPF must be applied to skin every day - even on overcast days - to maintain your results. SPF should be reapplied every two hours or after sweating/swimming.
How to Know Microneedling is Working
You may experience some irritation or redness in the first couple of days after your treatment. This is a telltale sign that the microneedling has done its job; the irritation is the skin's natural response to its microscopic 'injuries', prompting a surge of collagen and new skin tissue to the area. You can go right back to work or do the school run after the procedure. Some patients prefer to cover the redness with light makeup for the few days they might experience redness.
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