Does Micro-Needling Work?

Unlocking the Benefits of Microneedling: Revitalizing Skin with a Transformative Treatment to Stimulate Collagen Does Micro-Needling Work? Aesthetic clinic

Does micro-needling work? This is a question we get asked a lot here at Ness Aesthetics. In this blog, we will talk you through exactly what microneedling is, what concerns it can address, and what to expect from your treatment.

Before answering the question, does microneedling work, it is important to understand what it is. Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves pricking the skin with tiny needles to encourage the body to begin its natural repairing process, and produce more collagen to help rejuvenate the skin.  

How does Micro-needling work?

Microneedling is highly effective in addressing a number of skin concerns, including sun damage and is also highly effective for those with deeper skin tones as it doesn’t use heat which can sometimes impact skin pigmentation. 

Microneedling is effective in the treatment of:

• Acne

• Hair loss (also called alopecia)

• Dark spots or patches on your skin (hyperpigmentation)

• Large pores

• Reduced skin elasticity

• Scars

• Stretch marks

• Sun damage

• Fine lines and wrinkles

The procedure usually takes 10-20 minutes, depending on how big the area is, but it is worth noting that you may need more than one treatment to see the best results. 

During your treatment, you will be given a topical numbing agent to help alleviate any discomfort from the needles. Your aesthetician will then move specially designed tools around the area that has the needles. The needles penetrate the skin to speed up your body’s healing process by sending collagen and elastin to help heal the area. 

Collagen and elastin are essential proteins found within the body to help the skin retain its moisture and elasticity. 

Following the procedure, your aesthetician may use some topical skincare in the area, which will penetrate the deeper layers of skin, ensuring you are getting the maximum benefits from your treatment.

The most popular place to get micro-needling is the face, however, it is also highly effective in treating other areas of the body too, including the stomach and thighs. 

Micro-needling Side Effects

Whilst micro-needling is a minimally invasive treatment, you may experience some minor side effects for a couple of days following your procedure. 

Side effects include:

• Slight pain 

• Redness around the area

• Slight bruising

• Skin peeling

If you have had keloid scars, it is a good idea to talk to your aesthetician as micro-needling may not be a good idea and could make the condition worse. 

As with all aesthetic treatments, you must seek a fully trained and licensed aesthetician to minimise any potential risks. Whilst the complication rate with micro-needling is very low, there is a slight risk of infection though it is unlikely. 

Here at Ness Aesthetics, we will invite you in for a consultation ahead of treatment to assess your concerns and identify an effective treatment method that will work for you. We will also ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any side effects and risks associated with that treatment. 

If you have any questions about micro-needling, or to book a consultation with us contact Ness Aesthetics

Does Micro-Needling Work?