What to Expect When Having Your First Micro Needling Treatment?

August 17, 2017   535

Has your skin started losing its elastin and collagen?

Is it becoming prone to scarring easily?

Are those scars reducing your level of confidence?

Well, if you are going through any of these, it is obvious for you to be worried. Actually, these might appear to be a small happening, but these have a huge impact on the quality of life. Thankfully, there is a common solution to these problems. It is none other than micro needling.What to Expect When Having Your First Micro Needling Treatment

What is micro needling?

It is a dermal procedure which makes use of tiny acupuncture-like needles. Basically, these needles are used to create miniature perforations in the skin. While these micro perforations stimulate the body’s wound healing mechanisms, these will help release the collagen and elastin in the skin simultaneously.  

How micro needling works on your skin?

It is the production of new collagen which leads to rejuvenation of old and tired skin. Micro needling helps restoring plumpness, meanwhile assisting you to eliminate those fine lines and wrinkles.

Is micro needling an efficient way to treat skin problems?

Of course, the answer is YES. It is the effectiveness of the procedure which has made it very popular in such a short time. Hence, if you are someone who is dealing with the appearance of aging skin, micro needling treatment is recommended.

But as every dermal procedure has some pros and cons, this one is not an exception. No doubt, it helps rejuvenate the skin significantly. However, there are certain skin reactions which you need to be aware of in advance.

Below are listed few things to expect during and after the procedure;

Pain is possible during and after the process

The process makes use of tiny needles which can lead to some amount of pain. The pain caused will depend on the threshold level of the person. But it can be painful. To avoid this you must keep a topical anesthetic handy. You can trust on Dr. Numb, one of the leading numbing solutions, which when applied to the skin causes a numbing sensation. Hence, no more pain.


It is the most common thing you will observe after the treatment. Inflammatory effects will be visible on the skin, but that is extremely short-term. Reason being, it fades away significantly within hours. In some case, it can range from redness to pinkish skin color, depending on skin’s sensitivity.

Generally, this lasts for 12 to 48 hours, however, in worst case it may last up to a few days after your first peel. To avoid this, you can use a gentle face wash to cleanse your face.

Dry and flaked skin

 There are good chances for you to witness dryness and peeling of skin within two or three days. During this period you must resist yourself from picking or scratching. Else, it can lead to severe infection. For this, you can apply a gentle moisturizer to keep the skin healthy and hydrated. Or you can use aloe vera gel during this time.

Plus, avoid sweaty exercises, swimming, sauna, and most important, sun exposure for a minimum of 7 days after the treatment.

So, with these five things you can conclude that it is an effective solution. However, you need to prepare your skin for it in advance. For example, buying Dr. Numb, having gentle face wash, keeping it moisturized, and so on. Once you are done with these, you will surely enjoy desirable results.


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