5 Common Misconceptions About Microneedling

Facial microneedling treatment is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that involves sticking tiny needles into the skin. The treatment can reduce sun damage, shrink pores, improve acne and decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can improve your physical appearance and increase your self-confidence. However, there are still many misunderstandings about this treatment.

Here are a few common misconceptions about microneedling.

Microneedling Makes Holes in the Skin

Many people assume that microneedling creates holes in the skin, so they may be hesitant about the procedure. Although your skin is punctured multiple times, there will not be visible holes in your face. You may have some redness initially, but you do not have to be concerned about permanent scarring on your skin.

Microneedling Can Be Performed at Home

Even if you have heard claims that you can microneedle at home, do not believe it. Microneedling should only be performed by a licensed professional. If you attempt to try microneedling at home, you may risk infection, scarring, and other complications. Seeing a professional may cost more money, but it is definitely worth the price.

Microneedling Hurts

Nobody likes to feel pain, so they may shy away from getting a microneedling treatment. Fortunately, microneedling is not a painful treatment. A professional skin specialist will apply a numbing cream to your skin beforehand to ensure your comfort. The needle is also very thin, so it will not cause much trauma to the skin.

Microneedling Requires a Long Recovery Process

Microneedling isn't an invasive procedure, so the recovery process is minimal. After the procedure, you may have some redness and swelling, but that will go away soon. If your skin feels very dry after microneedling, you should apply moisturizer. If you go out in the sun, do not forget to put on sunscreen.

Microneedling is Solely About Anti-Aging

Microneedling certainly has anti-aging benefits. However, as mentioned above, that is not all the treatment is good for. Microneedling can also reduce the appearance of acne scars, treat hyperpigmentation, lighten stretch marks and decrease the size of pores. 

A skin specialist can assess your complexion and determine if you can benefit from microneedling.

Now you can see that there are a lot of different understandings about microneedling. If you are considering getting this procedure, you should schedule an appointment with a reputable skin specialist. He or she can successfully perform the skin treatment and give you great results.