The results of microneedling are not immediate, although the blood that rushes to the face during treatment can certainly provide a light, pleasing flushed appearance for a few hours post-treatment. It takes the body some time to produce the coveted targeted collagen, but rest assured that as soon as microneedling occurs your body starts to work.
The full results of microneedling can be seen a few weeks after your treatment. However, results are not meant to last for years. Microneedling is usually thought of as a routine treatment you can indulge in every few months to sustain the results. Most clients think of their routine microneedling sessions as a time to get pampered, and it’s a fantastic time to add on other minimally invasive or non-invasive services.
Many clients have seen advertised devices such as at-home microneedling products, but it’s best to avoid these. Only professionals have legal access to medical-grade microneedling devices and products. There is a big difference between medical grade microneedling products and those you might see online or in stores, starting with the needle sizes and the quality of the needles themselves.
Medical-grade needles are designed to perfectly puncture skin to ideal depths to optimize collagen production without causing harm, skin tears or discomfort. Products you may see in stores can include needles that are too short (which renders a treatment useless) or too large or long, which can cause permanent damage to the skin. Only trust a skilled professional with your microneedling treatment.