Microneedling is fast becoming a staple in many people’s regular skin rejuvenation routines, helping to firm, tone, and tighten skin noticeably without the need for downtime. However, the results from this procedure aren’t immediate, which can leave some people feeling less-than-pleased at first sight. We’re here to help you understand exactly what to expect following your microneedling treatment at Hamblin Dermatology.
To understand what results you can expect, you should first be familiar with what microneedling is capable of achieving for certain skin concerns. It’s not made for severe conditions, like deep folds or deep pigmentation, but it is often recommended for mild to moderate:
- Fine lines
- Poor skin texture
- Acne scarring
- Stretch marks
- Large pores
Microneedling may also be offered with other treatments, such as platelet-rich plasma, which can affect the recovery and results of your treatment.
As mentioned, there’s no need for downtime necessarily following your microneedling treatment. However, you will experience redness and increased skin sensitivity for several days after your procedure. This requires extra care when moisturizing your skin, as well as ensuring better-than-normal sun protection. Depending on your technician’s directions, you should be able to conceal any unfavorable redness with makeup shortly after your treatment.
In most cases, microneedling patients see initial results about two weeks following their last treatment. Depending on the severity of your concern and your unique skin type, multiple treatment sessions will likely be recommended, with a typical course of treatment including three microneedling appointments.
As your treatments’ benefits and side effects overlap, it will be hard to envision your final results until the last session. Two weeks up to a month or more later, you’ll see tightened skin, reduced pore size, improvement in stretch marks, or whatever other benefits you sought from this non-invasive procedure.
Our team, led by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Travis Hamblin, offers proven treatments to enhance your complexion without the need for extensive downtime. If you have concerns like the ones listed above, microneedling or another one of our offerings is likely a great option for your skincare goals. Learn more about when to expect your results from a personalized treatment plan by coming in for an examination by our specialists. Call us or contact us online today to schedule your consultation!