Microneedling has become a common rejuvenation treatment for the skin, known to help reduce signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, and acne scarring, among offering many other benefits. Microneedling helps bring a youthful look back to dull, struggling skin, which is why it has grown so popular.
A common question clients ask is: how often can you get a microneedling treatment?
The short answer is: you can schedule a microneedling treatment every 4 to 6 weeks.
However, beyond this simple answer, here is some more information about what microneedling is and how it works, so you can determine how often you would personally want to get it done and understand why experts require 4 to 6 weeks between treatments.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is ‘collagen induction therapy,’ whereby a powered pen with a cluster of tiny surgical grade needles attached makes tiny micro wounds in the skin. By wounding the skin, the treatment catalyzes your body’s healing response. Collagen and elastin fibers are created, helping the skin to thicken and replump. After your skin heals,
Microneedling has become increasingly popular. Why? Well, the treatment offers great results without the downtime of chemical peels and laser treatments.
For the best possible results, though, you need to get a series of microneedling treatments. Each treatment should be done every 4 to 6 weeks but no sooner than 4 weeks between treatments.
Why 4 to 6 Weeks?
After the microneedling procedure creates micro wounds to initiate the healing process, your skin needs time to do the healing that will give it that youthful glow.
A couple things are at play here:
- Facial cellular turnover takes about 4 to 6 weeks, depending on your age. With that said, it’s best to allow your cells to go through a cycle before you get another treatment. Otherwise, you would be re-wounding skin that is about to be replaced by the cellular turnover anyway.
- The healing response the microneedling procedure ignites within your body–the production of collagen and elastin fibers–takes approximately 3 months to complete. Thus, having treatments done closer together will do more harm than good.
Your body can only produce so much collagen at one time, so getting microneedling treatments closer together will not speed up the results. In fact, you may not even notice results from your microneedling treatments until you have completed 3 of them, which mirror the 3-month mark.
The main idea when considering time between treatments is that microneedling does not offer instant results. Instead, it is a transformative treatment that works from the inside out.
It takes time to see the results from microneedling treatments, but those results are absolutely worth it in the end. For more information about microneedling, or to schedule a free consultation, contact us at WIFH to learn more.