Risks of Microneedling
The microneedling procedure is a non-surgical and minimally invasive treatment that offers long-lasting results within days. Since no chemicals are used to treat the skin, chances of allergies, infections, injuries and skin damage are negligible.
But, considering that the microneedling procedure is a cosmetic treatment, patients need to be aware that they may experience minor swelling, bleeding and bruising post-treatment. These symptoms will reduce and disappear within a few days after the procedure.
The microneedling procedure in itself isn’t very painful. But, depending on your pain threshold, you may experience minor pain. The doctor may prescribe pain medication which you’ll need to take until the pain subsides.
Your skin may feel raw and itchy for a few hours after the treatment. This occurs as a result of the swelling in the open pores of the skin. The pores close within 90 minutes of the treatment, significantly reducing the swelling and itchiness on the face. Your skin should go back to normal within 12 to 48 hours after the procedure.
Dr. Edward Kwak will provide you with a comprehensive skin care regimen at our NYC clinic, which you need to follow post-treatment. Carefully following this skincare plan will help your skin heal faster and will allow you to regain your beautiful and youthful appearance.