Amy Kassouf, MD, a dermatologist, answers six questions about this common cosmetic therapy.
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1How long does microneedling last for wrinkles?
The results’ longevity is dependent on two aspects: how long new collagen stays in your skin and the severity of your skin problems. People who need to produce a lot of collagen to address severe skin problems will likely have initial results that last for a few months, while those with mild skin problems may have longer results.
The consistency and durability of collagen produced with this therapy are dependent on several aspects, including your age, your stress, and your skin care.
2How many microneedling sessions are needed for wrinkles?
3Does microneedling make you look younger?
4Do wrinkles come back after microneedling?
5Is microneedling better than Botox?
It’s also important to note that Botox will give faster results (within 2 weeks) than microneedling, as a series of 3-6 skin needling sessions, each 4-6 weeks apart, is usually recommended for optimal results. Following a thorough consultation, your doctor should be able to recommend the right treatment(s) for you based on your desired outcomes.
Should I have microneedling before Botox? Or Botox before microneedling? Or does it not matter?
i.e. If you choose to go down the treatment combination route. Botox and microneedling – I recommend that my patients wait two weeks between appointments. There are a few reasons for this. Firstly, Botox must be administered to healthy, intact skin, and microneedling creates numerous microscopic channels, so it would not be possible to perform both treatments in the same session.
6Why does my skin look worse after microneedling?
7Is microneedling a waste of money?
Any individual who wants to improve the appearance and feel of their skin should opt for this treatment. Both men and women will reap the benefits of this type of therapy. And, as a result, more and more men are choosing this kind of medical care every day.
– Is There Downtime?
No, there is no downtime you should be concerned about when it comes to this kind of therapy. As soon as your medical visit concludes, you can continue with your day as you normally would. You no longer have to be concerned with downtime. This is just another reason why so many people are choosing this treatment. It is quick and very effective!
8Is microneedling worth the cost?
9How long after microneedling will I see results?
At this point, you’ll notice your skin is both younger and healthier.
10What is the best treatment for aging face?
– Laser Resurfacing Anti-aging Skin Treatments. Laser, also called light therapy is a form of anti aging treatment that uses light energy in repairing and regeneration of skin cells.
– Botox Injections.
– Microdermabrasion or Dermabrasion.
– Dermal Fillers For Aging Skin.
11Who shouldn’t microneedling?
Ask your health-care practitioner how the microneedling unit is cleaned between patients. According to the device instructions, microneedling units that have reusable parts should be cleaned and disinfected.
Ask your health care provider if a new needle cartridge is used for each patient and for each treatment session with the same patient. Re-using cartridges can cause or spread infection.
Ask your health care specialist how to protect your skin after the procedure, as your skin is more sensitive to the sun and to skin care products such as sunscreen, makeup, and moisturizers, especially those that contain retinol, glycolic acid, menthol, capsaicin, or alcohol.
12Is microneedling a permanent result?
13Can wrinkles look worse after microneedling?
14Do wrinkles get worse after microneedling?
15What does face look like right after microneedling?
Fresh collagen is being produced, which indicates that it is being made.