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How Does Microneedling Work?

TL:DR Summary

  • Microneedling Explained: Tiny punctures stimulate healing and rejuvenation.
  • Healing Process Triggered: Increases collagen, elastin, improves blood flow.
  • Visible Benefits: Reduces scars, wrinkles, pores, pigmentation, stretch marks.
  • Minimal Risks: Temporary redness, swelling, possible bruising, and infection.
  • Pre-Treatment Care: Avoid sun, exfoliation, retinoids; moisturize and hydrate.
  • Post-Treatment Care: Apply sunscreen, avoid makeup, harsh products for 24 hours.
If you're a microneedling novice, it's best to start slow and steady. Aim for one treatment every 4-6 weeks. This gives your skin ample time to heal, regenerate, and prepare for the next adventure.


In my role as an Aesthetic Director, I’ve had the privilege of guiding numerous young adults in Singapore through their aesthetic journeys. One treatment that often sparks curiosity is microneedling. So, how does microneedling work? At its core, microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that involves the use of fine needles to create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin.

This process, which I’ve seen yield positive results in many cases, is not just about inducing superficial damage. Rather, it’s a strategic approach to trigger the body’s natural healing process, stimulating collagen and elastin production. These are the key components that give our skin its youthful, firm, and elastic quality.

In the detailed article that follows, I will delve deeper into the science behind microneedling, its benefits, and what one can expect during and after the treatment.

Unlike many other laser treatments for skin rejuvenation, microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones because the treatment does not damage the epidermis

How does Microneedling Work?

The Microneedling Process

Microneedling involves puncturing the skin with many tiny needles. At a dermatologist’s office, they’ll apply a topical numbing cream for about 30 minutes before treatment to minimize pain and discomfort. A pen-like tool, called a dermaroller or dermapen, is then used to insert tiny stainless-steel needles into the skin, causing micro-injuries or punctures.

Home rollers use shorter, duller needles than professional microneedling devices. They temporarily stimulate blood vessels to brighten the skin, but they usually won’t give you the same results as microneedling done at a dermatologist’s office or medical spa.

Healing and Results

The skin ramps up collagen production to heal the micro-injuries caused by the needles. The goal is for the damage to stimulate your body to send healing agents, like elastin and collagen, to repair and renew the skin.

More attention is now given to the products applied to the skin after microneedling. The treatment disrupts the skin barrier function, allowing both helpful and potentially harmful molecules beneath the surface. Using an anti-oxidant containing topical can augment results, but it’s crucial to avoid harsh topicals and dirty or polluted environments.

Facials and microneedling are like two peas in a pod. They can be great buddies, as long as you give them some space. Schedule your facial at least a week before or after your microneedling treatment, and you'll have one happy complexion.

How Long Does It Take to See Results from Microneedling?

Treatment Frequency

Individual Responses. Response to treatment may vary. Some may need four to six sessions over several months to obtain the desired results, while others may be happy after one to two, according to aesthetic doctor Dr. Gohara.

Maintenance Treatments

Keep the Glow Going. Maintenance treatments may be necessary to preserve progress and prevent further damage.

Skincare Regimen

Dermatologist Guidance. In between sessions, your dermatologist or consultant can advise you on whether you should continue your regular skincare regimen, including other types of exfoliating and skin resurfacing products while receiving microneedling treatments.

  • For Facial Rejuvenation/Collagen Stimulation: Plan 3-5 sessions, each 2-4 weeks apart 
  • For Perioral (around the mouth) wrinkles: Plan 5 sessions, each 2-4 weeks apart.
  • For Acne Scars: Plan 3-6 sessions, each 3-6 weeks apart 
  • For Stretch Marks: Plan 3-6 sessions, each 4-6 weeks apart 

​With in salon treatments the final results might not be noticeable until you hit the three to twelve months mark as boosting collagen and elastin within the dermis takes time. However, as with most treatments it depends on the individual. 

One of the reasons why microneedling is gaining popularity is its ability to deliver visible results in a relatively short time. Unlike some treatments that require multiple sessions before seeing noticeable changes, microneedling can show improvements quickly.

How Can Your Prepare for Microneedling? 

Based on my years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I’ve come to understand the importance of proper preparation for microneedling treatments. This procedure, which involves creating tiny punctures in the skin to stimulate collagen production, can yield significant benefits for skin health and appearance.

However, to maximize these benefits and minimize potential risks, there are several key steps you should take before undergoing microneedling.

Prep Your Skin for Microneedling Success: Hydration, Patience, and Sun Protection are Key

Firstly, it’s crucial to keep your skin well-hydrated in the days leading up to the treatment. Hydrated skin tends to respond better to microneedling and heals more effectively. Secondly, avoid using any harsh skincare products, such as those containing retinoids or high concentrations of acids, for at least a week prior.

These products can overly sensitize your skin, increasing the risk of irritation post-treatment. Additionally, it’s advisable to steer clear of direct sun exposure and not to undergo any other intensive skin treatments in the weeks before your microneedling appointment.

most common side-effects of microneedling include skin redness and irritation

What are the Possible Side-Effects of Microneedling?

​From what I’ve learned through academic studies and interactions with fellow experts, the most common side-effects of microneedling include skin redness and irritation, which typically occur immediately after the procedure. These symptoms are usually short-lived, resolving within a few days.

Minimize Risks, Maximize Results: Mastering Post-Treatment Care for Optimal Skin Healing

In addition, I’ve noticed that some clients experience dryness or flaking of the skin as it heals. It’s a natural part of the skin’s healing process but can be uncomfortable. More rarely, there can be more serious side-effects such as infection, changes in skin pigmentation, or even scarring, especially if the procedure is not performed correctly or if post-treatment care instructions are not followed.

Over a period of 5 months, David noticed a remarkable improvement after opting for microneedling treatments

Customer Case Study at Wellaholic

David, a regular client at Wellaholic, had been battling with persistent acne scars. To address this, he opted for Wellaholic’s Microneedling treatment. Additionally, he was diligent in avoiding sun exposure and consistently used UV protection to safeguard his skin. Over a period of 5 months, David noticed a remarkable improvement. His acne scars faded significantly, leading to smoother, more even-toned skin, boosting his confidence immensely.

David’s story is not isolate. In fact, we have had many customers who reported good results with microneedling. Check out our reviews to read some of their positive feedback~

Microneedling, with tiny needles causing small injuries to your skin, sparks your body's healing, ramping up collagen and elastin creation. It's a splendid way to better skin texture, lessen acne scars, and smooth wrinkles.

At Wellaholic, our long history in delivering Gold RF Microneedling and Microneedling facial treatments in Singapore showcases our expertise. Our skilled team crafts personalized sessions for you, coupled with stellar aftercare advice. Ready for a glowing, smoother complexion? Venture into microneedling with us, and let's unveil the finest version of you together!

Key Takeaways

Microneedling, with tiny needles causing small injuries to your skin, sparks your body’s healing, ramping up collagen and elastin creation. It’s a splendid way to better skin texture, lessen acne scars, and smooth wrinkles.

At Wellaholic, our long history in delivering Gold RF Microneedling and Microneedling facial treatments in Singapore showcases our expertise. Our skilled team crafts personalized sessions for you, coupled with stellar aftercare advice. Ready for a glowing, smoother complexion? Venture into microneedling with us, and let’s unveil the finest version of you together!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves creating micro-wounds on the skin’s surface using tiny needles. This triggers the body’s wound healing processes, promoting cell turnover and collagen production.

What is Gold RF Microneedling?

Gold RF Microneedling is an advanced microneedling technique that combines the benefits of radiofrequency energy and microneedling. This treatment helps to further enhance the rejuvenation and tightening effects on the skin.

How often should I get microneedling treatments?

The frequency of microneedling treatments can vary depending on individual skin types and concerns. However, it’s generally recommended to wait at least 4-6 weeks between each session to allow the skin to fully recover and rejuvenate.

How do I know if microneedling is suitable for my skin type?

Microneedling is typically suitable for all skin types. However, it’s best to consult with a skincare professional to understand whether it’s the right treatment for your specific skin concerns. At Wellaholic, we offer professional consultations to guide you.

Can I do microneedling at home?

While at-home microneedling devices are available, they may not offer the same results as professional treatments. Also, incorrect usage can lead to skin damage. Therefore, it’s generally recommended to have microneedling done by a trained professional.

Can microneedling help with acne scars?

Yes, microneedling is often used as a treatment for acne scars. The procedure can help reduce the appearance of these scars by promoting the production of collagen and elastin, essential proteins for skin repair and rejuvenation.

With over 8 years of experience in the aesthetics industry, I am passionate about enhancing beauty and wellness through innovative, science-based approaches. As the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, I am committed to delivering exceptional services that are tailored to each client's unique needs. My expertise spans across advanced skincare treatments, body sculpting, hair removal services, and nutritional supplements, all aimed at helping clients achieve their personal best.

Serene Chiam, Aesthetic Director

Serene Chiam is the Aesthetic Director at Wellaholic, a well-known aesthetic chain in Singapore. She has more than ten years of experience in the aesthetics industry. With a Bachelor of Health Science (Aesthetics) and CIDESCO certifications, she expertly combines scientific knowledge with practical skills. Serene is known for her personalized approach to beauty, ensuring each Wellaholic client’s journey is unique and transformative. Her significant contributions have been pivotal in establishing Wellaholic’s reputation for excellence in aesthetic wellness.

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