Microneedling appeals to many people who are interested in a minimally invasive treatment that rejuvenates their skin. Microneedling is great for addressing small skin concerns by rolling the tiny microneedles on the skin, naturally increasing collagen and elastin production. However, many wonder if there are any downsides to this cosmetic treatment, so here are the pros and cons of microneedling.
Microneedling is convenient, minimally invasive, and typically pain-free, although a numbing cream is used before to ensure no discomfort. The treatment takes an hour and has no recovery time. Some redness may occur but will fade after a day or two. It is effective when treating superficial skin conditions such as fine lines, sun damage, acne scars, and stretch marks. It also helps the skin absorb skincare products at a much higher frequency than before.
Microneedling can be a slow process before patients see the results. Results are not always consistent with every patient, and microneedling isn’t a permanent solution. It requires maintenance to keep up the results as you age. The maintenance and consistency of the treatments can also make microneedling a bit expensive.