Microneedling is a time-honored skin treatment that’s been around for decades, but the process has improved dramatically over the years. Technological advances have made microneedling one of the most effective minimally invasive skin care treatments and one of the most popular choices at Shira Laser.
Our team of experienced estheticians and skin care specialists offer state-of-the-art microneedling treatments to our clients throughout the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York.
Also known as collagen induction therapy, microneedling uses a device equipped with tiny, sterile needles that create controlled microinjuries in your skin. This process stimulates your body's natural wound-healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production, which are crucial proteins that keep our skin youthful and healthy.
Now, let's delve into how microneedling can effectively remedy five common skin flaws.
Microneedling can break down old tissue and prompt the skin to heal by creating new skin cells. This process helps reduce the appearance of acne scars over time, leaving you with smoother, more even-toned skin.
The boost in collagen and elastin production that comes with microneedling can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The result? A more youthful, rejuvenated complexion.
By promoting rapid cell turnover, microneedling can help fade hyperpigmentation, including sunspots and age spots, leading to a more balanced and radiant skin tone.
Large pores are hereditary, and while you can't change your genetics, microneedling can help reduce the appearance of large pores by stimulating collagen production in and around them, causing your skin to plump up and your pores to appear smaller.
Aging, sun damage, or other skin conditions can cause your skin to dry out, lose volume, and shrivel. Microneedling improves uneven skin texture by promoting new skin cell growth and collagen production.
Microneedling, as the name suggests, uses tiny needles to create controlled microinjuries in your skin. Naturally, this begs the question: "Does microneedling hurt?"
The answer: It depends on your tolerance and the specific techniques used during the procedure.
However, the intensity of the discomfort varies from person to person. We apply a numbing cream during your treatment to minimize discomfort, but you can still expect to feel a slight prickling sensation as the device moves across your skin.
After the session, your skin might appear red and feel sensitive. This is normal and should subside within a few days. Post-treatment care requires hydrating your skin, avoiding sun exposure, and using a gentle, noncomedogenic cleanser.
The results of microneedling are often visible after just one session, but more noticeable improvements usually occur after multiple sessions — about 4-8 treatments over 6-8 weeks. Immediately after the treatment, you may notice a reduction in your skin flaws.
Over time, however, as the healing process continues, your results should become more pronounced. Many of our clients enjoy significant cell regeneration for up to two years post-treatment.
To learn more about collagen-inducing microneedling treatments, call 718-473-0285 or book an appointment online with Shira Laser today.