Immediately following the procedure, you may experience some redness and slight swelling, but this is normal and should begin to fade and disappear within 24-48 hours after your procedure. Initially your skin may feel tighter and you may even see more volume in the treatment areas. Typically, your skin should start to ramp up its collagen production roughly 48 to 72 hours following the treatment and this continues for several weeks.
Many patients report visible results about one to four weeks following their first microneedling treatment. Final results can take up to two months to fully develop. Patients new to microneedling are usually encouraged to do three treatments, spaced one month apart, to achieve the best initial results. Then the benefits can be maintained with treatments 3-4 times per year.
The new collagen can last several years, making microneedling a long-term, effective solution to common skin problems. In order to prolong your results, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle and daily practices to delay the natural aging process. Proper sun protection, a daily skincare regimen, and diet and exercise are all lifestyle habits that help keep signs of aging at bay.