How Microneedling Works
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is performed using a skin roller or electronically controlled pen containing tiny needles. The treatment creates a controlled injury right underneath the surface of the skin.
The effect of microneedling is similar to many other non-surgical skin tightening procedures. The body responds to the microneedling by producing more collagen in the treated area. This dermal injury stimulates the production of new collagen and elastin.
With a series of treatments, microneedling has been shown to:
- Smooth fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Improve skin structure
- Relax scars
- Improve depressed acne scarring
- Smooth cellulite
- Improve old surgical scars
- Minimize the appearance of stretch marks
Benefits of microneedling include:
- Only 24-48 hours of recovery
- No known negative side-effects
- Extremely high absorption of any type of topical treatments
- Collagen induction through controlled mechanical stimulation of the dermis
- Safe for use on thin skin
- No permanent damage to the skin
- Pain-free procedure
- No bleeding, infection, discoloration or other complications on the treated area
- Can be used on areas of the skin where laser resurfacing can not reach
First, a medical professional applies a numbing cream on the treatment area. After the numbing cream sets into the skin, a rejuvenating serum is applied to the treatment area. The microneedling device is then rolled across the area, puncturing the skin in a specific pattern. As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound and the serum is pushed deep into the skin. This creates a controlled injury on and below the skin’s surface. The injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin, and by stimulating skin cell regeneration.