How many treatments are necessary to achieve a good response?
Improvement is seen with each treatment but a series of 3-5 treatments is best to achieve optimal results.
How far apart are treatments done?
Microneedling treatments can be repeated every 4-6 weeks.
Is microneedling safe for darker skin types?
Since no melanin-absorbing laser and no heat are involved, microneedling is relatively safer than lasers, such as IPL, for darker skin types..
Who performs the treatments?
One of our highly-trained medical estheticians will perform your treatment.
Is microneedling painful?
Microneedling involves the use of very fine needles and is relatively comfortable. A topical numbing cream is all that is needed.
How long is each treatment?
For a face, each treatment is 30 to 60 minutes.
How is microneedling different than a needle roller?
Needle rollers also use needles for skin resurfacing but are often too large and unwieldy for tight areas. They are also dependent on hand pressure, so the depth of penetration varies depending on the the amount of pressure exerted and the softness of the skin, while the depth of our microneedling is very precise, as it is manually controlled with an electronic dial. There is also lateral trauma to the skin when the needles on a roller pull out of the skin as the wheel turns. This does not happen with our microneedling treatment, which relies only on vertical needle action.
What are the immediate after-effects?
There is redness and very minimal bleeding.