We want our patients to feel at ease about any and all treatments and services they receive at Jon`Ric Medical Spa & Wellness Center. That is why we are constantly seeking more information about services we offer to give you the resources you want to “study up” on your desired treatments. With that said, microneedling has been gaining more and more popularity, so we thought that featuring this article answering common questions about microneedling would teach some of you more about it. If you want to try microneedling after reading this article, schedule a consultation with us!
Microneedling: A must-try skin care treatment
A cost-effective skin care treatment that can give your skin visible and lasting results.
By Melleoni Sapphire | Published on 25 July 2017
Say goodbye to nasty pockmarks and hello to clear skin. Thanks to #Microneedling,
having scar-free skin is no longer just a dream but reality, according
to The Readers Digest. Other sources such as YouTube carry many
recommendations for the procedure. These days, there are even home
treatment items available, but it is best to have it done by trained
professionals. According to TruthInAging, the South China Post cited
Hong Kong’s Consumer Council Publicity and community relations officer
Philip Leung Kwong-hon as warning that sterile conditions are essential.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling might sound like an intimidating procedure, especially as it has the word “needle” in its name..
This process involves using a tool called a dermapen
or rejuvapen. The treatment is considered highly cost-effective at
making one’s skin radiant and younger looking, not to mention rid of the
self-confidence killer pockmarks.
Is it safe?
The thought of getting needles inserted in your skin may be an unnerving notion but worry not, because #skin care
professionals confirm this is a safe procedure as long as it is done in
a clean and sterile manner. So, instead of having a traditional facial
and looking good for just a few days, those who are particular about
skin care could try this treatment out.
Areas that can be treated by microneedling
Microneedling is not exclusive for facial skin. This treatment can be done anywhere the skin on the body needs to be treated.
How often should I microneedle?
The number of sessions varies depending on the severity of the issue.
Every three to six month is okay if your skin
is generally fine. Once a month is recommended for those with dramatic
How long is the downtime?
The severity of reddening and swelling of the skin being treated
depends on how aggressively the session is performed and of course, it
depends on your skin type. The redness is usually visible for 24 to 48
hours from treatment and usually subsides on the third day. Post-session
topical treatments are prescribed to help soothe and calm the skin and active skin care regimen can be resumed after the 5th day of treatment.
Is this suitable for teens?
Having post acne scars is quite common among teenagers. More often
than not, teens suffer from low self-esteem because post acne scars are a
cosmetic problem. And yes, microneedling is an
acceptable procedure for teens in managing acne and acne scars. Aside
from its affordability, it also offers permanent results.
Would you recommend microneedling?
There is no question that I am a skin care
devotee, but due to the hormonal imbalance I suffered during my teenage
years, I had my fair share of having to deal with acne scars for years.
Laser and other dermatologic procedures are
costly so I suffered from pockmarks through during my adolescent years.
Though I have been acne-free since right out of college, I never thought
seeing my face free of scars would ever be possible. I know there is no
legitimate science behind it but I would say this procedure is heaven
sent. The self-confidence that comes with the glowing skin that I have
since gained back is something that makes me say – ‘yes, this treatment
is definitely a worthy investment.’
Disclaimer – Please note that any treatment
involving piercing of the skin could lead to complications, so readers
are advised to always seek medical advice before undertaking invasive
treatment. #Cost Effective