How often should you have Microneedling treatment

Finding the Balance:
How often should you have Microneedling treatment?

Microneedling has emerged as a revolutionary skincare technique for those seeking rejuvenated skin, using the body’s natural healing processes. Offering a host of benefits ranging from improving skin texture to reducing the appearance of scars and wrinkles, the question that often arises is…

How frequently should you undergo microneedling treatments? 

In this guide, our injectable skin specialists delve into the factors influencing the ideal interval between microneedling sessions, ensuring you make the most of this transformative skincare treatment.

If you would like to book a treatment with our experienced skincare professionals, contact our team to book a consultation.

Understanding the Microneedling Process

Microneedling involves using a specialised roller device with ultra-fine needles to create controlled micro-breaks on the area of the skin’s surface being treated. Although the concept of making small tears in the skin may sound painful, while you may still feel a sensation similar to scratching, you shouldn’t experience any actual discomfort.

Commonly used on the face, the treatment is applied to all facial areas, apart from directly onto the eyelids and around the soft tissue under the eyes. The roller is used across the cheeks, side of the temple, chin and forehead. This then stimulates the skin’s natural healing response, promoting collagen and elastin production, which are crucial for maintaining youthful and healthy-looking skin

For more information about the treatment process, please read our guide on what to expect before, during and after your Microneedling treatment.

Factors influencing the frequency of treatments

Some of the most common reasons people choose Microneedling treatment include improving skin texture and tone, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, addressing hyperpigmentation issues, and much more. This remarkable treatment offers patients a variety of options for skin improvement, however understanding how frequently treatments are needed to maintain results are based on a number of factors.

Initial skin concerns

The nature of your skin concerns plays a significant role in determining the frequency of microneedling. Minor and mild issues, such as general skin rejuvenation, may require fewer sessions, while more pronounced concerns, such as acne scarring or hyperpigmentation, might demand a more frequent approach.

Intensity of your treatment

The depth of needle penetration during microneedling varies. Deeper treatments typically yield more dramatic results but require longer intervals for proper healing. Superficial treatments may allow for more frequent sessions.

Your skin type

Different skin types react differently to microneedling. Sensitive skin needs longer intervals to recover between sessions, while less sensitive skin can tolerate more frequent treatments.

Your age

Younger individuals tend to have a faster skin cell turnover rate, which might allow them to undergo treatments more often. However, older individuals might require longer intervals to give their skin ample time to rejuvenate.

Your body's natural healing capacity

Everybody is different in many ways, including how our bodies respond to treatment. Your body’s ability to heal and regenerate will also affect your treatment frequency. If you recover quickly, you might be able to have treatments more frequently, however this will cause your results to fade much faster.

How often should I have Microneedling treatment?
Find the right balance for your skin & desired results

While the urge to see fast results might tempt you to schedule microneedling sessions quickly, it’s essential to strike a balance that prioritises your skin’s health first and foremost.

Here are our general guidelines for different Microneedling treatment intensities:

Surface-level Treatments - 2 to 4 weeks

For smaller treatments that involve shorter needles and are gentler on the skin, we recommend having your treatments every 2 to 4 weeks.

Moderate Treatments - 4 to 6 weeks

For moderate Microneedling treatments that penetrate slightly deeper you will require at least 4 to 6 weeks between sessions. This is to allow your skin to heal from the deeper micro-injuries created during your initial treatment.

Deep Microneedling Treatments - 6 to 8 weeks

Deeper Microneedling treatments offer more transformative results however, they also require longer recovery times. We advise that you space out your return visits at every 6 to 8 weeks. The deeper the microneedling, the longer the recovery and longevity of your results.

Try Microneedling with Growth Factors to enhance your results

If you are interested in a Microneedling treatment, we highly recommend that you consider Microneedling with Growth Factors as the benefits to your skin outweigh that of standard treatment. As opposed to traditional PRP, we offer Microneedling combined with revolutionary Growth Factors at our clinic in London Victoria.

When applied to the skin, they function as healing agents. They boost collagen synthesis, improve elasticity, help with acne scars & pigmentation, and are also used for skin rejuvenation. 

Benefits of Microneedling treatment with growth factors include:

  • Promote wound regeneration
  • Improve the natural growth of collagen
  • Enhanced development of blood vessels
  • Increased production of Hyaluronic Acid (essential in skin hydration)
  • Skin tightening, lifting and rejuvenation
  • Improves wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduce visibility of acne scars
  • Minimises large pores
  • Improves hyperpigmentation issues
  • Reduces visibility of stretch marks
  • Aids the penetration of active ingredients

Choose an experienced skin specialist for your Microneedling treatment in London

Dr Apul Parikh is an expert in Microneedling treatments with Growth Factors for all skin and body types. If you have any questions about this treatment, Growth Factors, or any other services available, please get in touch and our team of medical aesthetic specialists will be able to help.

Our priority is to ensure that you enjoy a comfortable treatment and have confidence in your results. Our subtle style ensures that patients look fresh and rejuvenated following every treatment we perform.

Get in touch with Dr Apul Parikh to book a consultation with a medical specialist and discuss your skin goals in detail.