Like most cosmetic treatments, results will vary from patient to patient. Depending on your needs, you will likely require three or more microneedling treatments to see results. Discuss your goals and expectations with your provider during your personalized consultation.
MICRONEEDLING FAQMicroneedling has been popular ever since celebrities filmed themselves getting the treatments for social media and reality TV. Even so, you likely have a lot of questions about microneedling. Below is a list of frequently asked questions and answers about microneedling; we recommend you discuss your individual needs with one of our aesthetic medical providers as well.
Noticeable results take about four weeks following treatment. You can see initial results within 48 hours, as the collagen production will have already started working its magic.
As collagen lasts for several years, your results will be noticeable long-term. Following your initial treatment series, we will discuss a maintenance plan to help you improve and preserve your youthful, smooth skin.
During the initial treatment series, patients return every 2-6 weeks for microneedling. This varies depending on the depth of your microneedling treatment (meaning how deep into the skin we target with the micro-needles). For shallow depth, you may return every 2-4 weeks; for deeper penetration, such as for scar treatments, we may recommend that you return every 4-6 weeks instead.
It’s important to note, however, that every patient is different. Discuss these expectations with your provider to get a better understanding of your personalized treatment schedule.
For most people, microneedling is a safe skin care treatment that carries very little risk. Despite how natural, easy, and safe the treatment is, some people should not get microneedling treatments. After all, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to aesthetic medicine. During your consultation, we can discuss your medical history and current health to make sure you’re a good candidate for treatment.
In general, patients who have the following conditions should not receive microneedling treatments:
- keloid scars
- collagen vascular diseases
- cardiac abnormalities
- a hemorrhagic disorder or hemostatic dysfunction
- active bacterial or fungal infection
Microneedling treatment has not been evaluated in the following patient populations; as such, precautions should be taken when determining whether to treat:
- scars and stretch marks less than one year old; women who are pregnant or nursing; keloid scars;
- patients with history of eczema, psoriasis and other chronic conditions;
- patients with history of actinic (solar) keratosis;
- patients with history of herpes simplex infections;
- diabetics or patients with wound-healing deficiencies;
- patients on immunosuppressive therapy; and
- skin with presence of raised moles or warts in the targeted area.
Microneedling cost varies depending on the size of the treatment area and the number of treatments required to see results. Please discuss cost considerations during your consultation with one of our providers or request more information when you call to speak with one of our staff members.