How Long is the Recovery Time from Microneedling?
Microneedling is an exciting and effective skin rejuvenation treatment that can give you smoother, younger-looking skin. However, you might wonder about the length of the recovery time. Following microneedling, your skin may feel slightly numb and appear red and swollen, which resolves in a few days.
If you are interested in undergoing microneedling and would like to learn what you can expect from the skin resurfacing treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Saba Motakef at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA. He treats patients throughout Orange County. Dr. Motakef will listen to your goals and discuss the results you can expect and the recovery time from microneedling.
What to expect from microneedling
Natural aging, genetics, and environmental factors such as sunlight, nicotine use, and air pollution can all impact your skin’s collagen production. When your collagen production slows, you’ll start to notice sagging, wrinkles, and lines.
Microneedling naturally stimulates the body’s production of collagen for optimum skin rejuvenation. The cosmetic procedure can also help smooth away acne scars and even pigmentation issues. Following microneedling, it can take a few weeks to start to notice results.
All about microneedling
Dr. Motakef at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA offers microneedling skin treatments. The safe procedure uses an innovative device that contains many fine needles. Dr. Motakef will glide the device over specific areas of your face creating small micro-puncture injuries. Puncturing the skin’s surface encourages the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin to give remarkably natural results.
The nonsurgical cosmetic treatment smoothes away acne scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and stretch marks. Dr. Motakef can couple microneedling with radiofrequency energy to tighten loose skin.
Benefits of skin rejuvenation microneedling include:
- Naturally encourages the body to create collagen and elastin
- Tightens loose skin
- Minimizes pores
- Smoothes away scarring
Typically, it takes three microneedling sessions with radiofrequency to obtain optimum results. However, Dr. Motakef will examine your skin and listen to your concerns to create a customized microneedling treatment plan to help meet your needs.
What to expect from microneedling
Most patients report feeling warmth or a tingly sensation during microneedling. Others might feel slight discomfort when the device glides across bony areas, such as the cheekbones. Deep microneedling may cause minor bleeding.
The entire microneedling procedure can take 15 minutes or up to an hour, depending on the area being treated and your own skin rejuvenation needs.
Following microneedling, you might notice bruising, redness, small spots, and swelling, but it typically resolves in a day or two. You can apply an ice pack to the area of irritation to reduce discomfort and swelling. You should stay out of the sun during your skin’s healing process and wait a day or two before you apply makeup to your face.
Schedule a microneedling consultation today in Anaheim Hills, CA
If you are interested in undergoing microneedling and would like to learn what to expect, schedule a consultation with Dr. Saba Motakef at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA. He will sit down with you to discuss what you can expect from the procedure. Dr. Motakef will also examine your skin to determine if microneedling is the ideal skin rejuvenation treatment to help you gain the results you seek. Contact us to learn more.