Microneedling is a minimally invasive, non-surgical skin treatment that uses tiny needles to create micro injuries on the skin. These micro injuries trigger the body’s natural healing response, which promotes collagen production and new cell growth.
Microneedling is used to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars and sun damage. It can also be used to treat acne scars and stretch marks.
Microneedling is a simple procedure that can be performed in the comfort of your dermatologist’s office. During the procedure, your skin care provider will roll a thin metal tip across your face to create tiny punctures in your skin. This creates a wound healing response that activates collagen production and encourages new cell growth.
Benefits of Microneedling:
1) Lifts the skin. Collagen makes up 75% of our skin and when we get older, it starts to break down causing wrinkles and fine lines in our face. Microneedling helps stimulate collagen production which makes your skin look more youthful and plump.
2) Reduces acne scars. Acne is caused by clogged pores that become inflamed due to bacteria that lives inside them. Microneedling creates microscopic holes in the skin which allow for better circulation of oxygen into these pores which helps reduce inflammation and kill off bacteria which causes acne breakouts!
3) Skin tightening. Microneedling increases fibroblast production and stimulation, helping tighten the skin by stimulating collagen production and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves elasticity and reduces scarring caused by acne or aging.
4) Treats hyperpigmentation and melasma. Hyperpigmentation is an irregular darkening of the skin that can be caused by sun exposure or hormonal changes (like pregnancy). Melasma is another common form of hyperpigmentation that appears as splotchy brown patches on your face. Microneedling has been shown to improve both conditions by stimulating collagen production and helping your body absorb topical creams more effectively.