Microneedling Over Skin Infections or Fungal Infections

Microneedling Over Skin Infections or Fungal Infections – Yay or Nay?

TL:DR Summary

  • Microneedling Overview: A skincare treatment that uses tiny needles to stimulate collagen and improve skin issues.
  • Understanding Infections: Skin and fungal infections can cause redness, swelling, itching, pain, blisters, or pus.
  • Microneedling and Infections: Microneedling over a skin or fungal infection can worsen the infection and cause complications.
  • Preparation: Consult a doctor before microneedling and wait until the infection is fully healed.
  • Post-Treatment Care: Avoid sun exposure and makeup, apply sunscreen and moisturizer after treatment.
  • Monitor Your Skin: Watch for any signs of infection or adverse reactions after microneedling.
In the heart of Singapore, a woman is experiencing the advanced Microneedling treatment at Wellaholic. This innovative treatment is designed to help individuals achieve their skincare goals by using microneedling technology to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process and promote collagen production. The Microneedling treatment is a non-invasive procedure that uses tiny needles to create micro-channels in the skin, which triggers the body’s natural healing process and stimulates the production of collagen and elastin. This process results in smoother, firmer, and more youthful-looking skin, enhancing the individual’s overall appearance. The effectiveness of the Microneedling treatment is widely recognized. Many customers have reported visible improvements in their skin texture, tone, and firmness after just a few sessions, making it a popular choice for those seeking a safe and effective skincare treatment. The woman undergoing the treatment is in the capable hands of Wellaholic’s professional staff. Their expertise and dedication to customer satisfaction ensure a positive and comfortable experience throughout the treatment process.

Introduction: Microneedling Over Skin Infections or Fungal Infections

As the Founder and Managing Director of a leading aesthetics company, I’ve had the privilege of witnessing firsthand how advanced skincare techniques can transform lives. My journey in the aesthetics industry, bolstered by my CIDESCO certification, has taught me the importance of care and concern when it comes to intricate procedures like microneedling.

In this article, I will delve into the complexities of performing microneedling over areas affected by skin or fungal infections. Drawing from my extensive interactions with customers who have undergone various treatments and insights gained from ongoing research and engagement with fellow industry experts, I aim to provide a clear, professional, yet casual perspective on this matter. Stay tuned as I explore the pros, cons, and critical considerations to keep in mind when deciding whether microneedling is a suitable option for those dealing with skin infections.

First Things First: What is Microneedling?

In my years in the aesthetics industry, I’ve seen many trends come and go, but Microneedling stands out for its efficacy and simplicity. As someone deeply immersed in this field, I’ve had the opportunity to witness its impressive results firsthand.

Microneedling is fascinating in its approach. It’s a minimally invasive procedure, using very fine needles to create tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin. These micro-injuries might sound daunting, but they are superficial and cause no significant harm. The real wonder lies in what happens next. These small punctures kickstart the body’s natural healing process, leading to increased collagen and elastin production. These proteins are the cornerstone of youthful, resilient skin.

The beauty of Microneedling lies in its ability to leverage the body’s own regenerative capabilities. It’s like sending a gentle reminder to your skin to rejuvenate and repair itself. For many of my clients, especially those in their 20s and 30s who are increasingly conscious about their appearance and willing to invest in beauty services, this treatment has been a game-changer.

The microneedling treatment offers numerous benefits, such as:

  • Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improving skin texture and tone
  • Minimizing the appearance of scars and large pores
  • Enhancing the absorption of skincare products
Microneedling for scalp has also been shown to reduce inflammation in the scalp, which can help to prevent further hair loss and promote healthier hair growth overall

Differences between RF microneedling and microneedling treatments

Here is a table that depicts the differences between RF microneedling and microneedling treatments:

TreatmentRF MicroneedlingMicroneedling
Treatment TypeRadiofrequency-based treatmentNon-radiofrequency-based treatment
Procedure DescriptionUses a device with tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin and applies radiofrequency energyUses a device with tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin
Targeted IssuesFine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, overall skin rejuvenationFine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, overall skin rejuvenation
Recovery TimeMinimal downtime, some redness and mild swellingMinimal downtime, some redness and mild swelling
Pain/DiscomfortMay cause mild to moderate discomfort during the treatmentMay cause mild to moderate discomfort during the treatment
EffectivenessHighly effective, noticeable results in a few weeksEffective, but may require several treatments for best results
CostMore expensive compared to traditional microneedlingLess expensive compared to RF microneedling
Table: Differences between RF microneedling and microneedling treatments

Please note that the effectiveness and cost of these treatments can vary depending on various factors such as the individual’s skin type, the specific issues being addressed, and the number of treatments received.

Exploring the Benefits of Microneedling

One of the most impressive outcomes of microneedling is its ability to noticeably reduce fine lines and wrinkles. This happens because the process stimulates the body’s natural collagen and elastin production, leading to enhanced skin elasticity and firmness.

Many young adults in Singapore, especially those in their 20s and 30s, come to us at Wellaholic seeking solutions for scars and large pores. Microneedling facials are particularly effective in these cases. They aid in skin regeneration, gradually diminishing the appearance of acne scars and refining the skin’s texture.

Furthermore, I’ve taken note of a study in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology highlighting the efficacy of RF (Radio Frequency) microneedling. This advanced variation not only improves skin elasticity and firmness but also addresses hyperpigmentation and sun damage.

At Wellaholic, we do not reuse microneedling needles. Each cartridge of microneedling needles are disposed of after each treatment for hygiene purposes.
Knowing the signs of infection can make all the difference. By catching it early, you can take action to prevent it from getting worse.

Understanding Skin Infections and Fungal Infections

A common concern I’ve encountered is the misunderstanding surrounding skin and fungal infections. From my interactions and ongoing research, I’ve learned that these conditions are more common than many think and are often mistaken for other skin issues.

Fungal infections, for example, are not just limited to the feet or scalp; they can occur anywhere on the body. They thrive in warm, moist environments and can sometimes be spread in gyms, swimming pools, and even through shared personal items. What’s crucial to understand is that these infections often appear as persistent, itchy rashes and can be mistaken for eczema or dermatitis.

Understanding these infections is the first step towards effective treatment. It’s not just about applying an anti-fungal cream; it involves lifestyle changes like keeping affected areas dry, avoiding sharing personal items, and wearing breathable fabrics

Bacterial infections

Bacterial infections are caused by harmful bacteria invading the skin. Common bacteria responsible for skin infections include Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. Bacterial skin infections can be contagious, depending on the type and severity.

Types of bacterial skin infections:

  • Impetigo: A highly contagious infection causing red sores and blisters, often around the mouth and nose.
  • Cellulitis: A deeper skin infection causing redness, warmth, and swelling, often affecting the lower legs.
  • Folliculitis: Inflammation of hair follicles, leading to red, swollen bumps or pus-filled blisters.
  • Boils and carbuncles: Painful, pus-filled bumps caused by infected hair follicles, carbuncles being a cluster of boils.
  • Erysipelas: A specific form of cellulitis, causing red, swollen, and painful patches with raised borders.

Viral infections

You know those annoying skin issues that just seem to pop up out of nowhere? Yup, those might be viral skin infections. These infections happen when viruses sneak into your skin cells, causing all sorts of unpleasant symptoms like bumps, rashes, or blisters. Viral skin infections can be a real pain to deal with. Some common viral skin infections include:

  • Cold sores: Painful blisters caused by the herpes simplex virus, typically appearing around the mouth.
  • Warts: Small, rough growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), commonly found on hands and feet.
  • Shingles: A painful rash with blisters caused by the varicella-zoster virus, the same virus responsible for chickenpox.
  • Molluscum contagiosum: Small, raised, and painless bumps caused by the molluscum contagiosum virus, mostly affecting children.
  • Hand, foot, and mouth disease: A contagious infection caused by the Coxsackievirus, leading to sores in the mouth and rashes on the hands and feet.

Fungal infections

Fungal infections, caused by various types of fungi, are common health conditions that can affect the skin, nails, and other parts of the body, often leading to symptoms such as itching, redness, and discomfort. Fungal infections occur when fungi invade the skin’s outer layer, causing conditions like:

  • Tinea pedis (athlete’s foot): This infection affects the feet, causing itching, scaling, and redness.
  • Tinea corporis (ringworm): A highly contagious infection that appears as a circular, red, and itchy rash on the skin.
  • Tinea versicolor: A condition that causes small, discolored patches on the skin, usually on the chest, back, and arms.

Can You Do Microneedling Over a Skin or Fungal Infection?

When thinking about microneedling, it’s vital to evaluate your skin’s condition before going through with the treatment. If you’re dealing with an ongoing skin or fungal infection, you may be questioning if microneedling is a safe option for you.

In my years as an aesthetic professional, I’ve often encountered clients curious about microneedling, especially those dealing with various skin concerns. From this experience, I want to address a common question: whether microneedling is safe over a skin or fungal infection.

It’s crucial to understand that microneedling involves creating tiny punctures in the skin, which can be an issue if there’s an existing infection. Performing this procedure on infected skin, be it fungal or bacterial, can potentially exacerbate the condition and spread the infection.

As a rule, I always advise clients to wait until their skin is clear of any infections. This precaution ensures not only the effectiveness of the microneedling treatment but also, more importantly, the safety and overall health of their skin.

Always consult with a healthcare professional if you’re unsure about your skin’s condition before undergoing any aesthetic procedures.

Useful Safety Tips for Microneedling with Skin Infections

While it’s generally recommended to avoid microneedling when dealing with skin infections, there may be cases when a skincare professional deems it safe to proceed under specific circumstances. Here are some useful safety tips to consider:

If you’re dealing with a skin infection, it’s crucial to prioritize healing first. Microneedling, a procedure that involves creating tiny punctures in the skin, can exacerbate existing infections or lead to new ones if not approached correctly. Therefore, my first piece of advice is always to consult with a healthcare professional to ensure your skin is infection-free before considering microneedling.

Additionally, maintaining impeccable hygiene during the procedure is non-negotiable. This means using sterilized equipment and ensuring your skin is clean and prepped. Post-treatment care is just as crucial to prevent any potential infection.

Keep the treated area clean, avoid touching it with unclean hands, and follow any aftercare instructions given by your aesthetician. Remember, while microneedling can offer fantastic benefits for your skin, safety and health should always be your top priority.


Through many years of expertise in Singapore, Wellaholic has honed the Experience in providing Gold RF Microneedling and Microneedling facial treatments. From the moment you step in, our seasoned specialists assess your skin’s suitability for the treatment. Then, a personalized consultation is provided to tailor the treatment to your needs. Throughout this journey, we manage your expectations realistically, ensuring a smooth path towards achieving a better skin complexion. Our extensive experience and the trust we’ve built over the years affirm our stance on Microneedling: it’s a yay under professional guidance, even if skin or fungal infections are a concern.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What exactly is microneedling?

Microneedling is a minimally invasive skincare treatment that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries on the skin, prompting it to regenerate and repair, ultimately improving the overall skin texture and appearance.

Is it safe to perform microneedling over skin or fungal infections?

No, microneedling should not be performed over areas of active skin or fungal infections. It could potentially spread the infection to other areas of the skin.

Can Gold RF Microneedling help to cure my fungal infection?

No, Gold RF Microneedling is not a treatment for skin or fungal infections. If you suspect you have a skin or fungal infection, it’s important to consult a dermatologist for appropriate treatment.

How long should I wait after my skin or fungal infection has cleared before undergoing Gold RF Microneedling?

It’s recommended to wait until your skin has fully healed from an infection before undergoing a procedure like Gold RF Microneedling. Consult your skincare provider to determine the best timing.

Can microneedling prevent future skin or fungal infections?

No, microneedling is not a preventative measure against skin or fungal infections. It’s a treatment aimed at improving skin texture, reducing fine lines, and scars among others.

Where can I receive safe and professional microneedling treatment in Singapore?

You can book a Gold RF Microneedling session at Wellaholic. Our team of skincare experts ensure that treatments are carried out safely and to the highest professional standards.

Founder and Managing Director for Wellaholic, an aesthetic chain with 8 outlets island-wide in Singapore.

Willie Chan, Founder

Willie Chan, a visionary leader and relentless pursuer of excellence, is the Founder and Managing Director of Wellaholic, a renowned aesthetic chain with 8 outlets across Singapore. With a strong belief in evidence-based, effective, and affordable aesthetic treatments, Willie ensures that customers receive the best care possible. His ENTJ Myer-Briggs personality drives him to set clear visions and pursue them without excuses. Willie holds a CIDESCO as well as Beauty Therapy & Salon Management from Brentwood College UK and has studied Operations Management at The Wharton School and Management at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, equipping him with a solid foundation in the business of aesthetics. 

Contact Willie at [email protected]


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