Microneedling is a minimally-invaise cosmetic procedure that uses a device with small needles to make tiny, controlled punctures in the skin. This process stimulates the body's natural production of collagen and elastin, which helps rejuvenate the skin and improve its texture and firmness. Microneedling is effective for addressing various skin concerns, such as fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and uneven skin tone.

To boost your skin's health and achieve a more youthful look, scheduling a microneedling session with our experienced team at Brentwood Dermatology. Discover the amazing benefits of microneedling and take a step toward vibrant, revitalized skin.

Benefits of Microneedling

  • Collagen Boost: Stimulates the production of collagen for improved skin elasticity.
  • Fine Line Reduction: Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Scar Improvement: Helps diminish the visibility of scars, including acne scars.
  • Even Skin Tone: Addresses hyperpigmentation and enhances overall skin tone.
  • Minimally Invasive: Non-surgical procedure with minimal downtime.
  • Improves Texture: Enhances the texture and smoothness of the skin.
  • Youthful Radiance: Promotes a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
  • Customizable: Can be tailored to target specific skin concerns.
  • Safe and Effective: Well-established as a safe and effective skincare treatment.

Common Side Effects of Microneedling

  • Temporary redness post-treatment.
  • Mild swelling, typically subsides quickly.
  • Occasional bruising.
  • Temporary dryness and peeling.
  • Increased sensitivity to sun and skincare products.
  • Rare occurrence of minimal bleeding at needle entry points.
  • Temporary flushing of the skin.
  • Mild tingling or prickling sensation during and after the procedure.
  • Very rare risk of infection, if post-care instructions are not followed.

What to Expect at Your Microneedling Appointment

In your microneedling appointment, your dermatology provider will begin by cleansing the treatment area. We apply a numbing cream to minimize discomfort during the procedure. The microneedling device, equipped with fine needles, will then be gently moved across the skin, creating controlled micro-injuries.

Following the treatment, your dermatology provider may apply soothing serums or moisturizers to aid in the healing process. 

Microneedling Maintenance Recommendations

To maintain the benefits of microneedling and support ongoing skin health, following recommended post-treatment care is crucial. Your dermatology provider will offer guidance on effective maintenance practices, like the following:
  • Gentle Cleansing: Use a mild cleanser to cleanse the treated area without harsh scrubbing.
  • Sun Protection: Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen regularly to shield the skin from UV damage, especially in the days following microneedling.
  • Avoid Harsh Products: Refrain from using abrasive skincare products or treatments that may irritate the freshly treated skin.
  • Regular Moisturizing: Keep the skin hydrated by applying a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer regularly.
  • Communication: Stay in close communication with your dermatology provider, reporting any changes or concerns promptly to facilitate adjustments to the maintenance plan as needed.

Microneedling Maintenance Schedule

  • Typically, an initial series of 3-6 sessions, spaced 4-6 weeks apart, is recommended for optimal results.
  • After the initial series, maintenance sessions may be scheduled every 2-3 months to sustain the benefits.
  • Regular consultations with your dermatology provider help assess the ongoing condition of your skin and determine the need for additional sessions.
  • Microneedling may be complemented with other skincare treatments as part of a comprehensive plan to address specific concerns over time.

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How Brentwood Dermatology Can Help

At Brentwood Dermatology, our skilled team is ready to help you achieve a more youthful appearance by addressing your skin concerns with microneedling. Schedule a consultation with one of our skin experts today to begin your journey to healthy skin. Allow us to help you regain confidence in your skin!