What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, involves using fine needles to create microscopic puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. Sound appealing? Not so much. However, this minimally invasive treatment is virtually painless and incredibly effective. “The micro-injuries you create stimulates the body’s natural wound healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production, therefore reversing, as well as preventing, the signs of aging,” says board-certified dermatologist and RealSelf contributor Sejal Shah, MD. In a way, microneedling works the same way lasers do, only you’re injuring the skin mechanically instead of using heat or light. One of the perks of microneedling is that it really doesn’t have downtime. Your skin will be red and may have tiny pinpoint bleeding, but by the next day you should be back to normal. We have seen amazing results in erasing wrinkles, tightening sagging skin, acne scars, etc. Microneedling really is as close as you can get to the fountain of youth without plastic surgery. Most often 3-6 treatments are needed to get the best results, however, you will be amazed even after the first treatment how much improvement you will see and the glow your skin will have!