If you are looking to improve the look of scars, boost collagen, reverse the signs of aging, encourage hair growth, or more, microneedling may be a great and minimally invasive solution. It’s only natural for your skin to begin losing collagen with age. Microneedling is safe and can be effective in treating minor skin scarring that can be related to acne, wounds or aging, and in turn, will make the skin firmer and brighter.
What is Microneedling?
A minimally invasive treatment designed to treat skin by encouraging collagen production. Microneedling is also referred to as collagen induction therapy. The procedure consists of tiny pinpricks under the skin’s surface with a pen-like tool. The pinpricks from the treatment cause the skin slight physical trauma, and in turn, the skin responds to the physical trauma by producing more collagen-full tissue.
This new skin tissue should be more uniform in tone and texture, and can even make the skin firmer.
What to Expect During Treatment
Your aesthetician will use a motorized instrument with a disposable needle tip equipped with multiple microneedles. The tool is then applied to the face in smooth motions and lightly pierces the skin, stimulating the skin and starting the collagen renewal process.
What to Expect After Treatment
Though treatment time may vary depending on the part of the body, microneedling does not require an anesthetic and has minimal to no downtime. The most common side effect is slight swelling and minor skin irritation in the treated area. For many patients, results can be almost immediate, but you usually won’t see the best results until four to six weeks after your treatment.