What is Microneedling?
The microneedling procedure entails a minimally invasive technique that utilizes needles to treat stretch marks, fine lines, and scars from wounds or acne. The process employs an electric device made up of 12 micro-needles. These needles are used to prick the skin to trigger the production of new tissue.
Whether it is microneedling for acne scars, stretchmarks, wrinkles, or any other skin-related problem, the procedure works the same. These pricks on the dermis trick the body into believing it has received a serious injury; prompting a wound-repair response.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling is a two facet procedure. First, microneedling helps in remodeling the existing collagen in the area under treatment, which firms the skin. Then the micro-pricks created by the needles trigger the body to produce new collagen that heals the wound within a few hours.
Collagen is composed of protein fibers that are used to provide support or to anchor the skin. This protein degrades with age and eventually leads to sagging skin. But by undertaking the microneedling procedure, the body encourages collagen production which firms the skin.
Microneedling Procedures Available at 4Beauty include:
- Microneedling Acne Scars
- Microneedling for Dark Spots
- Microneedling Eyebrows
- Microneedling Facial
- Microneedling for Hyperpigmentation
- Microneedling Lips
- Microneedling for Melasma
- Microneedling for Marionette Lines
- Microneedling for Scars
- Microneedling for Stretch Marks
- Microneedling for Wrinkles
- Microneedling Under the Eyes
- Microneedling for Hair Loss
- Microneedling with Plasma
- Neck Microneedling
- Scalp Microneedling
Microneedling Aftercare, Do’s and Don’ts
- Do avoid direct sunlight a few weeks after the procedure
- Don’t utilize products that integrate active ingredients
- Don’t apply makeup
- Do avoid strenuous activities that will make you sweat
- Do use gentle cleansers
- Do avoid anti-inflammatory medications
- Don’t forget to take water
- Do use collagen-stimulating peptides
- Do use cooling masks
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Microneedling Procedures
What does microneedling do?
Microneedling improves the aesthetic and texture of the skin by firming it and eliminating acne, stretchmarks, skin discoloration, and more.
Does microneedling hurt?
Microneedling procedures cause slight discomfort but they are not painful.
What are microneedling side effects?
The side effects include short-term skin flaking, swelling, and redness.
How much does microneedling cost?
Does microneedling work for beard growth?
Yes. Microneedling bolsters beard growth by facilitating the flow of nutrient-rich blood to the region.
Microneedling vs laser, what are the significant differences?
While both are minimally invasive procedures, microneedling is effective in producing better skin tone than laser.
Microneedling vs Botox, what are the significant differences?
How long does microneedling last?
Microneedling typically lasts between 4 and 6 weeks, and it mostly depends on the natural cellular turnover cycle.
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Dr. Constantino Mendieta prides himself on vast experience in microneedling and other cosmetic surgery undertakings. Being a fully board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, and with broad knowledge in aesthetic surgery acquired in Harvard and advanced plastic surgery attained in Royal College in the UK, you can never go wrong by choosing 4Beauty Aesthetic Institute for Plastic Surgery. And each of our non-surgical procedure is personalized as per our clients’ needs.