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Is Microneedling Painful?

By now, you’ve probably heard about the skin-rejuvenating powers of microneedling (and you’ve probably heard it from us!).

Here’s how it gets those amazing results: Microneedling uses tiny needle tips to quickly puncture dermal tissue, which triggers the body’s wound-healing systems. Excess collagen and elastin are part of that healing process, meaning your skin is suddenly loaded up with good-for-you compounds that are the building blocks for firm and younger-looking skin.

Did you read that paragraph and stop at the words “needle tips”? We don’t blame you – in fact, one of the most popular questions we get during microneedling consultations is:

“Is microneedling painful?”

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How Painful is Microneedling?

As it turns out, microneedling isn’t as painful as you think it might be. While a microneedling device does contain needle tips, there are certain steps that help minimize pain during the session, including:

  • The microneedling device punctures the dermal tissue as quickly as possible. This speed makes it so that people feel a sandpapery sensation over their skin, rather than small punctures.
  • A topical numbing cream can be applied to the skin before the treatment, which can help make the patient more comfortable during their microneedling treatment.
  • In addition to numbing cream, we can also use ice to chill the skin right before the treatment.

Microneedling can be uncomfortable, but it doesn’t have to be painful. During your microneedling consultation, let us know if you’re worried about feeling uncomfortable. We’ll work with you to ensure you’re as comfortable as possible during your microneedling procedure.

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Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead

Take the first step. Get your questions answered by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Physician Skin Solutions for an in-person consultation. Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

Am I a Good Candidate for Microneedling?

You’re a good candidate for microneedling if you have dull or aging skin, and you’re looking for a non-surgical solution to fix it. Microneedling is a good choice for individuals who want to treat the following:

  • Dull, uneven skin tone
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne or facial scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Dry skin
  • Mild skin sagging
  • Mild jowls
  • And more

Most people are candidates for microneedling treatments, as it doesn’t use any chemicals to achieve radiant skin – just your body’s own collagen and elastin!

Important note: Be sure to wear sunscreen after your microneedling treatment, as you may increase your odds of developing hyperpigmentation by leaving your skin unprotected.



*Individual Results May Vary



Schedule a consultation with Physician Skin Solutions at Arrowhead today by filling out the form on our website or by calling our office directly at 1-(602) 843-4040.

Physician Skin Solutions serves the greater Glendale, AZ area.

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