Microneedling FAQs

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2018
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Microneedling | Jessie Cheung, MD | New York, NYWhen it comes to skin, there’s almost nothing we won’t put on our faces in the name of beauty. Gold flakes? Sure. Snail mucus? We’ll at least try it once! But, one thing that we always recommend that gives us some looks–is needles. Microneedling treatments have been around for a long time, but when people first hear about them they think we’ve lost it. The truth is, the small holes left behind by microneedling treatments are there by design, and it’s really good for your complexion, especially if you suffer from hyperpigmentation, scarring, or fine lines.

Keep reading to learn about microneedling and find out if it’s a good choice for you.

How Does Microneedling Work?

The tiny needles in a Dermapen or other microneedling device are small enough to avoid severe damage to the skin. We are looking for tiny holes in the skin, which signal the skin to create more collagen to repair itself. This collagen is what gives us a youthful appearance. For example, that baby’s chubby cheeks are full of collagen!

Does Microneedling Hurt?

These little needles might cause a little discomfort, but they’re far from the pain of tattoos that other needles bring. We use a numbing agent to help you stay the most comfortable during the treatment.

How do I prolong my results?

The best way to prolong your results from a microneedling treatment is to baby your skin for twenty-four hours after your appointment. Avoid the gym or saunas, since sweating can lead to inflammation. You may also be a little red after your treatment, so take it easy and let your skin recuperate.

Staying out of the sun and wearing sunscreen is always good advice to avoid premature aging, and so we recommend following a more strict sun-safe regimen when you’re working to fade scarring and hyperpigmentation.

How Many Microneedling Treatments Will I Need?

We recommend having a few treatments done to give you the best results. You will likely be asked to return around once a month for a few months to encourage the most glowing, smooth-toned, radiant complexion.

Schedule a Consultation

If you want to fade hyperpigmentation, lighten scars, or fill in fine lines, then microneedling could be a great fit for you. Call us today at (312) 971-6902 to schedule a consultation with us.


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