In the past couple of years microneedling has gained a lot of attention, as a rejuvenating procedure with remarkable effects for many different skin concerns. People who hear about microneedling are naturally curious so we wanted to answer some of the most common questions surrounding the MD Needle Pen procedure.
What Is It Used For?
This procedure has many different uses which is why its popularity. Skin rejuvenation and reducing the signs of aging is one benefit but microneedling can smooth the appearance of acne scars, lighten pigment, shrink pores, reduce stretch marks and even stimulate hair growth.
How Does It Work?
The MD Needle Pen creates precise depth micro-injuries with tiny sterile surgical steel needles. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, producing new capillaries, collagen, and elastin resulting in smoother, plumper-looking skin.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Virtually anybody who is looking to improve their skin is a good candidate for this procedure. Microneedling is safe and effective for all skin colors and types when other treatments like lasers may be unsafe.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
No. The practitioner will apply a numbing agent to the procedure area for 20-30 minutes to relieve any potential discomfort.
How Long Does It Take?
A MD Needle Pen microneedling session takes about 45-60 minutes including numbing and depending on the size of the treatment area. Multiple sessions are recommended, about 4-6 weeks apart, to achieve optimal results.
What About Downtime?
Most clients will experience post-procedure redness, which can last 2-3 days depending on the skin condition and depth treated. Makeup can be worn after 6 hours and will easily cover any residual pinkness in the skin.
What Does It Cost?
Cost depends on many factors, including the condition and area being treated, the number of follow-up sessions recommended and your demographics. Always ask for a package price for 3 or 6 treatments to help save some money.
Who Can Perform Microneedling?
The MD Needle Pen procedure requires a well-trained and experienced skincare clinician, as well as a sterile environment, to assure patient safety and achieve the best possible results.
What’s the Difference Between a Dermaroller and MD Needle Pen?
The dermaroller is a ball-like device with tiny, surgical steel needles and a handle that is rolled over the skin to create micro-injuries. The MD Needle Pen uses a single use needle cartridge that can adjust needle depth to the exact level for optimal results. It is important to treat sensitive eyes areas more superficial, cheeks deeper and be precise. This allows for a custom-tailored procedure for each patient’s needs. In addition, the single use cartridges are disposable, so there is no cross contamination between patients.
Every client has unique skin concerns so it’s best to schedule a personal consultation with a trained practitioner to discuss what you want to address as well as your aesthetic goals.
Microneedling 101 Conclusion
Microneedling is a treatment that is good for all ages and skin colors. Any part of your body can be treated for sun damage, pigmentation, acne scars, skin texture, hair loss and even stretch marks. It is a fast comfortable treatment with very little downtime and should be part a healthy skincare process.
Visit us at MD Needle Pen to learn more about this highly effective procedure.