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Does Skin Look Worse After Microneedling?

What is Microneedling?

Microneedles for skin treatments are nothing new; in fact, ancient Egyptians used sharpened stones to achieve similar outcomes. Recently however, this practice has seen a resurgence due to more sophisticated technologies and an improved understanding of skin physiology.

Microneedling is a treatment that uses microscopic needles to create controlled injuries on the skin. This triggers your body’s natural healing process and boosts collagen and elastin production – giving you younger-looking skin with improved texture and reduced wrinkles.

Microneedling on the face

rejuvenating microneedling

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that utilizes multiple fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin, aiding in its natural healing process and increasing collagen production by the body.

Microneedling can be used to reduce the appearance of scars, wrinkles and stretch marks as well as enhance other treatments like laser resurfacing or chemical peels.

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Skin after Microneedling

Microneedling of the face by creating tiny wounds in the skin and increasing the level of collagen production improves the face skin texture and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and natural aging.

Microneedling on the stretch marks

Microneedling for Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are a type of scar that can form on the skin, typically as a result of stretching of the skin. They often occur during pregnancy, but can also form due to weight gain or loss, muscle building, or strenuous exercise.

Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that by creating micro-injuries triggers the body’s natural healing response, and leads to the production of new elastin. As a result, stretch marks may become less visible or disappear completely.

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Are there any risks associated with microneedling?

Yes, microneedling carries a risk of infection. One main danger is that needles used incorrectly can cause skin damage and lack sterilization; furthermore, needles not sterilized properly may spread infection. For your safety and peace of mind, always get your treatment from an accredited clinic with experienced technicians.

How deep does the needle go into the skin?

needle of Microneedling

Microneedling involves inserting a needle of approximately 1/8 of an inch (3 mm) into the skin for tattoos, however the depth can vary depending on its size, the area being treated, and what problem needs to be addressed with this treatment.

Typically, needles are inserted 1-3 millimeters into the skin.

Does skin look worse after microneedling?

The quick answer is NO. But, there is no definitive answer to this question as the results of microneedling can vary from person to person. However, some people report that their skin looks worse, red, or sensitive after a microneedling treatment, particularly if they have any adverse reactions to the treatment.

However, mostly the reactions last only for a few hours, and no further treatment is required.

How long does the redness last for most people after microneedling?

Skin redness after microneedling

The redness typically lasts for a few hours after microneedling. If you feel uncomfortable feeling on your skin after 12 hours, or you notice an unusual reaction on the treatment area, you should contact the clinic or consult with your family doctor.

How to treat breakouts after microneedling?

If you are having issues with breakouts after microneedling, it may be due to an altered skincare regimen. Here are a few tips for treating spots after microneedling:

Make sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly every night before bed.

Use a gentle face wash that won’t irritate the skin, and avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive scrubbers on it.

After cleansing, apply light moisturizer to moisturize the skin.

If you are dealing with acne, consider using benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid acne treatments to help clear up your complexion.

Tips to reduce the side effects after microneedling treatments


After your microneedling treatment, you should keep the following in mind to reduce the side effects:

  1. Make sure to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen generously when going outdoors.
  2. Avoid picking or popping any blemishes that may form as a result of the treatment.
  3. Continue to use your skincare routine as normal, including any anti-aging or acne products.
  4. Drink plenty of fluids
  5. Keep the treated area clean and dry

Golden Pulse is a five-star cosmetic center in Toronto

If you are experiencing stretch marks or aging lines on your skin and face, consider Microneedling treatment at Golden Pulse clinic. Our experienced professionals and technicians can help you achieve a natural-looking appearance that will last for years. We offer for microneedling richmond hill and Toronto a variety of packages to suit your needs. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation!

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Shohreh Nosrati

Shohreh Nosrati, a seasoned skincare specialist, founded the Golden Pulse Center back in 2014. With a wide array of certifications in the beauty industry, her expertise spans across laser services, medical facials, microneedling, microblading, and various permanent makeup techniques.

Shohreh is widely recognized as a certified international master trainer in the Scalp Micropigmentation technique. Her dedication to continuous learning underscores her commitment to delivering the highest level of care and service to her valued clients.

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