Will I Feel Pain During Microneedling Treatment?

By: Meet Our Team


Gone are the days when we had to live by the old adage, “Pain is beauty.” Now, advanced technologies and tools allow patients to enjoy a more comfortable experience during their aesthetic treatments than ever before. At Brentwood Skin Clinic in Nashville, TN, board-certified physician Dr. Austin Mitchell and our caring team are committed to making sure your treatment is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. In this blog, we’ll discuss what level of discomfort you may experience during one of the most popular aesthetic services available today – microneedling – as well as what solutions we offer to minimize any pain you may have during treatment.

What does microneedling do?

Microneedling is favored as the skin treatment of choice by countless men and women, in part due to its ability to treat a wide array of skin concerns using a single system. At Brentwood Skin Clinic, our expert providers perform microneedling using the SkinPen®, often referred to as the “gold standard” of microneedling technologies.

With microneedling, patients can improve the overall health and appearance of their complexion and address more specific skin concerns, such as:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Early skin laxity
  • Dullness
  • Dark spots
  • Sun damage
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne scarring
  • Visible scars

Microneedling works to minimize these visible signs of aging and skin damage by stimulating the production of collagen and elastin using a micro-injury technique, in which small punctures are made across the skin to trigger the body’s natural healing process.

Does microneedling hurt?

The idea of rolling a handpiece with tiny needles across your face may not sound like it would be pleasant, but most people are surprised to find out that patients typically tolerate microneedling treatments very well with minimal discomfort. Still, our team understands that you may be nervous about your treatment, and some patients simply have a naturally lower pain tolerance. To help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during your SkinPen microneedling session, we are happy to apply a topical numbing cream prior to treatment if desired.

How will my skin look and feel after a microneedling treatment?

For the first couple of days after your microneedling treatment, it is normal to experience some redness, inflammation, and irritation in the treatment areas. These symptoms are not typically painful or uncomfortable, though the skin will be more sensitive during this time – making it important to avoid sun exposure and harsh skin care products. After several days, the tiny scabs created by the microinjuries will begin to flake away. Patients should refrain from picking or scratching at their scabs, as this can delay the healing process and cause discomfort.

Over the next several weeks, collagen and elastin fibers will begin building up beneath the skin’s surface, resulting in a smoother, more radiant, and more youthful-looking complexion that can be enjoyed for months to come.

Transform your complexion with microneedling by SkinPen in Nashville, TN

Have you been avoiding a microneedling treatment because you’re worried about pain? Let us help! With a topical anesthetic, an experienced provider, and a relaxing space, SkinPen microneedling can be more comfortable – and even enjoyable – than you think. Discover the exciting possibilities that microneedling in Nashville, TN can offer you by calling Brentwood Skin Clinic to schedule your consultation with board-certified physician Dr. Austin Mitchell and our premier team of aesthetic experts today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.