If you love learning and trying various skincare products and treatments, you might’ve heard a bunch of beauty experts talk about microneedling. Microneedling is one of the most popular skincare treatments at the moment and it’s up in the ranks for a good reason.
Microneedling facial is a minimally invasive procedure that helps your skin build new collagen and elastin by puncturing tiny needles to your skin. With microneedling, your skin gets tighter and smoother. It also improves the appearance of fine lines and scars, ultimately giving you brighter skin.
With any treatment, microneedling has many myths that people believe, which can influence your decision to get this type of treatment.
In this article, we’ve compiled and busted some of the most popular microneedling myths that have been going around. Let’s get to it!
Myth #1: Microneedling hurts
Microneedling involves puncturing your skin with thousands of tiny needles. You’ve probably seen pictures of those circling the web; however, it isn’t as painful as it looks.
Before treating your skin with microneedles, the therapist will apply a topical numbing cream to help you relax. When it’s finally time to begin the treatment, the cream would’ve settled on your face and you wouldn’t feel any discomfort or pain at all.
Myth #2: Microneedling has too much downtime
Since many patients don’t have the luxury to take time off their busy schedule for a procedure, many hold off getting this type of facial treatment. However, microneedling is ideal for people who want treatments with minimal downtime.
Although every patient heals differently, you may start seeing results as early as 2 days from your treatment. During the first few days, cleansing and moisturising are the only skincare steps you need to take. By the time you reach the fourth week, you’ll be ready for your second session.
Myth #3: Microneedling is dangerous
Even if you puncture needles on your skin with this treatment, a microneedling facial is still effective and safe. This is because this facial treatment doesn’t remove the top layer of your skin and can heal quicker compared to most facials.
With microneedling, you decrease risks of complications, scarring, discolouration and infections because of its very safe approach.
Myth #4: I can use my own device on my face
Some companies have developed DIY microneedling devices so that you can have this type of treatment at home. These devices say that you can get the same clinical results at a much lower price. Sadly, this is false, and you might be doing more damage than good.
Home devices have short needles, which means your skin might not be penetrated enough to produce collagen and elastin. Because of that, you won’t be seeing any improvement on your skin and might trigger irritation instead.
Researching the different microneedling facial myths and debunking them can help you change your perspective on this minimally invasive treatment. Although it may look a bit scary to stick many needles on your face, this safe facial treatment will leave your skin looking fresh and bright after only one session. So book an appointment with an expert clinic, prep your face and see visible skin improvements within a week!
Are you planning to get a facial treatment soon? Serenity Skin and Body has you covered. We are a beauty boutique clinic in North Sydney, NSW that specialises in body wellness, beauty services and excellent skincare experience for clients. Book an appointment with us today!