A consultation is always needed to discuss how to prepare before the procedure in order to have the best possible outcome and least possible after effects. You may need to stop taking certain medications, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories and medication for acne treatment, well in advance of the procedure. You may not be an ideal candidate for microneedling if you are pregnant, have certain skin diseases such as psoriasis or eczema, have open wounds or have had radiation therapy recently.
Before the treatment itself, a topical anesthetic is applied to reduce any discomfort during the procedure. This is done about an hour before your treatment. During the procedure, the doctor makes small pricks under the skin with a pen-like tool. The pinpricks are so small that you likely won’t notice them after the procedure. The doctor will move the tool evenly across your skin ensuring that the newly rejuvenated skin will be even too. The actual microneedling process takes approximately 30 minutes.
The doctor may then apply a serum or calming treatment after the procedure and advise the use of moisturisers and/or depigmenting products.