What is Microneedling?
Microneedling involves multiple micro-needles that create fine channels on the skin. It increases collagen production with little to no downtime. Microneedling can be used to treat aged skin, enlarged pores, and scars (including acne scars, surgical scars, and burn scars).Because the treatment promotes new collagen growth, results are seen soon after treatment, with continuing improvement for up to 8 more weeks. Your skin will be refreshed, rejuvenated, and younger-looking than ever.
Benefits of Microneedling
These treatments can be less expensive than some laser treatments, with little to no down time. While many patients benefit from this treatment, microneedling may work even better for people with darker skin tones because it doesn’t involve heat like laser treatments, which can affect pigmentation.
How Microneedling Works
The area to be treated will be cleaned and numbed with a topical cream or solution. During the treatment, your dermatologist will move a pen-shaped tool with tiny needles around the area you want to treat. The needles make small channels in your skin. After treatment, soothing creams or serums calm the treated area for a more comfortable post-treatment experience.
The goal of a microneedling treatment is to jumpstart your body’s healing process by sending collagen and elastin to patch up the tiny injuries caused by the needling tool. Collagen helps fill in and smooth out wrinkles, leaving you with fresher-looking skin that will continue to heal and improve in appearance in the weeks after treatment.
Microneedling is most common on the face, but it can also be done on other parts of the body, including your stomach or thighs. Your dermatologist will discuss your treatment options and help you make a plan to get the best possible results.