Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
It’s also used in certain anti-aging procedures, such as eyelid surgery and sun spots.
Microneedling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. The idea is that pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin and that the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue.
This new skin tissue is, in turn, more even in tone and texture. It’s normal for the skin to lose collagen via age or injury. By encouraging the skin to make new tissue, there may be more collagen to help make the skin firmer, too.
· Microneedling is a procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin.
· The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin.
· Microneedling is mostly used on the face and may treat various scars, wrinkles, and large pores.
· Microneedling is minimally invasive, requiring no downtime.
· It’s considered safe for most people who are in overall good health.
· The procedure isn’t safe for people who use certain acne medications or for women who are pregnant.
· You’ll experience minor redness and irritation for a few days after the procedure.
· Total prep and procedure time is about one hour.
· You’ll need to see a board-certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon, or cosmetic surgeon for this procedure. In some states, an aesthetician may also be able to perform the procedure if supervised by a physician.
· Microneedling can cost anywhere from $325 - $400 per session. You may need at least three to four procedures or more for the best results.
· It’s considered effective in treating minor scarring related to acne, wounds, and aging. You’ll likely notice brighter, firmer skin, too.
· Ideal results are achieved after multiple sessions.