Microneedling Risks and Benefits

Microneedling is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the world and for good reason. It is nonsurgical, safe, effective, and requires zero recovery.

At the same time, it is a cosmetic procedure that should be performed by a qualified and experienced provider. Patients should also be aware of possible microneedling risks before undergoing treatment.

Continue reading to learn all about the benefits and risks of microneedling.

What Is Microneedling?

Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment that uses ultra-thin needles to puncture the skin and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin.

In doing so, microneedling remodels skin from the inside out to reveal a smoother, brighter, and more radiant complexion.

Microneedling Benefits

Microneedling offers a number of unique benefits. To start, it is nonsurgical and safe for all skin types and tones.

It also uses a series of adjustable needles to address areas of differing textures and thickness. 

What’s more, microneedling can treat all parts of the face and body, including the face, chest, neck, hands, abdomen, and back.

In addition, Microneedling Can:

  • Improves absorption of skincare products (i.e. serums) and increases efficacy
  • Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles
  • Fades hyperpigmentation and reverses photo damage
  • Smooths stretch marks
  • Requires zero downtime
  • Is extremely safe – Microneedling risks are minimal
  • Takes just 30 minutes

Microneedling Risks

In the hands of a skilled and experienced provider, microneedling is a safe, effective, and comfortable treatment. However, it is still a cosmetic procedure and carries a small degree of risk.

Microneedling risks are usually mild and temporary in nature. Following treatment, patients may note that their skin feels raw or itchy. They may also experience some swelling, bruising, and bleeding.

Fortunately, these effects should not interfere with daily activities and usually resolve on their own within 24-48 hours.

Get Started with Microneedling

If you are considering skin resurfacing and want to learn more about microneedling risks and benefits, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented providers.