Microneedling, also called skin needling, is a cosmetic procedure that delivers smoother, fresher-looking skin. Through the use of tiny needles applied in a controlled manner to the skin, the body creates new collagen and elastin.
Microneedling can be used to:
Microneedling is performed using a mechanized device called a dermapen, which makes thousands of miniscule needle punctures in the outermost layers of the skin. The dermapen is precisely controlled with the depth, spacing, frequency and pattern of these needle pricks, which stimulates your body to make more collagen and elastin in the areas where it needs it. The entire procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform and is done in-office. Numbing cream may be applied prior to the procedure to minimize any discomfort. Improvement in skin can be seen immediately after the procedure.
The effects of one microneedling session last for about 4 to 6 weeks. For best results, microneedling should be repeated every 6 weeks or more, depending on your individual needs and desired results.
Benefits of microneedling include: