What Professional MicroNeedling Feels Like

On paper microneedling might seem terrifying. The gist is that a mechanized device with a bunch of needles is gliding over your face to punch tiny holes in your skin. These “controlled punctures” force your body into repair mode, meaning you start rebuilding your own collagen and elastin to heal the micro-injuries. If it’s done correctly, wrinkles, acne scars and sun damage will diminish over time.

So, Does it Really Hurt?

I can happily to report to you that the actual needling process is not nearly as painful as you might expect, not even close. Thanks to the layer of Lidocaine numbing ointment applied to your face for 20-30 minutes before powering up, expect it to feel like a microdermabrasion treatment.

It is important to know the correct depths to treat in specific areas, where you can and can’t treat (ex. over active blemishes) and how often. This is reason to go to an office, like The laser Image Company, where you’re sure the staff knows what they’re doing.

How Long Will the Actual MicroNeedling Treatment Take?

To treat the full face takes around 10-15 minutes, but you will sit with numbing ointment on the area for 20-30 minutes before the actual procedure starts. This short time includes each area of the face being passed over four times—horizontally, vertically, and diagonally twice.

What You Can Do to Help the Healing Process

The immediate results are a red face, some looking like a having a slight sunburn, and others get tomato-red. After finishing a microneedling procedure you should apply hyaluronic acid and/or a rejuvenating serum and other moisturizing calming products. Your skin will continue to drink it up and will be in need of as much moisture as possible. Drinking a couple more glasses of water will not hurt either.

If you are heading outside it is imperative to use an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply often.


Microneedling is not a quick treatment to do on your lunch break but it is not something you should be scared of. We suggest you plan to go directly home after this procedure because your skin will be red and feel warm but getting a microneedling treatment will not hurt you. The word sounds scarier than it is.

If you follow the skin care specialist’s instruction, apply a good moisturizer and hydrate your skin it will be less red, tingly and hot in the morning. When you wake up  you will be happily surprised what your face looks like, I promise you will be hooked and ready for more needling in a month.

Come in for a complimentary consultation with one of our nurses, so we can create a specialized microneedling treatment plan for you. The Laser Image Company, your place for education, treatment and results.

The Laser Image Company

About The Laser Image Company: The clinic was a collaboration of Dr. Lad Rubaum an ENT, Facial Plastic Surgeon, and John Santoliquido, a laser specialist and trainer, with the intention to educate patients on all the latest non-invasive cosmetic treatments available. We specialize in advanced treatments with Botox and can create amazing transformations with dermal fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Belotero, Radiesse and Restylane. Our state of the art lasers can treat any skin color. We offer laser Skin tightening, Laser Hair & Vein Removal , IPL, Photofacial, Genesis for rosacea and collagen stimulation, Vanquish for fat melting and Fractional laser for acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage and stretch marks. The staff was handpicked by for their extensive knowledge and expertise in the specific treatments they perform. Whether it is a laser to tighten the skin or a filler plump the lips, Laser Image Company will have you covered.

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