Microneedling is a non-surgical procedure that uses your body’s own wound healing processes to encourage cellular turnover and collagen production. Microneedling is performed with a handheld device that features multiple tiny needles. The needles are used to rapidly puncture the skin, thus creating microscopic channels within the dermis. It may sound painful, but it actually feels like getting sandpaper moved across your skin (if you’re still uncomfortable, a topical anesthetic can be applied to the skin’s surface).
How Long Does Microneedling Treatment Take?
The overall microneedling procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform, with most patients experiencing slight swelling and redness as side effects. But what many patients want to know is: How long does it take to see results from microneedling?
Many patients are surprised to learn that results are almost immediate. As soon as the micro-wounds are created within the skin, the body’s wound healing processes respond to heal them. This means collagen production is accelerated, along with cellular turnover. While some results may be almost immediate, your best results usually won’t be visible until four to six weeks after the procedure.