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Like other popular skin treatments, microneedling is designed to take advantage of the body’s healing response to improve skin firmness and tone. A variety of concerns can be addressed by this simple procedure, including acne scars, fine lines, large pores, poor skin texture, skin laxity, and stretch marks, all without downtime after treatment. Microneedling is popular with celebrities and one of the fastest growing skin treatments.

Benefits of Microneedling

  • Microneedling can improve the appearance of many skin concerns
  • Microneedling requires no downtime

How Does Microneedling Work?

Microneedling uses tiny needles and the body’s healing response to create tighter, firmer, and healthier skin. The many microneedles of the device perforate the skin which forces the body to respond in a way that is beneficial for improving skin firmness and tone. Old, damaged surface cells are usually eliminated during treatment, which allows healthier cells to take their place. Collagen production is also increased in the treatment area, which firms the skin and restores elasticity. Because the needles are small and spread over an area there is redness, but not the appearance of punctures or cuts.

What Is Recovery Like from Microneedling?

There is no downtime associated with most microneedling treatments, though patients can expect the treatment area to look pink or flush for about a day. Complete recovery instructions will be provided by Lexington Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Immediately after treatment, mineral makeup is suggested due it’s hypoallergenic and sterile properties. Patients typically resume wearing their normal makeup in about 4 days.