What does micro needling do? In short, it treats a great variety of skin issues. This procedure is typically used to treat acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, medical or trauma scarring, stretch marks and hyper-pigmentation. A Micro Needling procedure can be done pretty much anywhere on the body, however the most common areas are the face, neck, and décolleté.
The side effects of micro needling are few. After the procedure, the skin could be red and flushed in appearance, similar to a mild sunburn. Individuals may experience skin tightness and mild sensitivity to touch on the area treated. This typically will diminish after a few hours following the treatment. Over the next 24 hours the skin generally will be significantly improved (though rarely the healing takes a few days longer). In most cases, after three days the treated area has healed.
Every individual is different, however it is likely that a series of treatments may be required to obtain the patient’s desired outcome. The amount of necessary treatments can be discussed in your cosmetic consultation.