Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment that has been around since the 1990’s. It has gained popularity in recent years, with celebrities touting the treatments rejuvenation prowess.
Simply, microneedling does two things: stimulates collagen production and regulates skin cell function. No other treatment is available that addresses the three key skin cell types needed for rejuvenation. As such, microneedling can address: wrinkles, thin skin, loose skin, hyper and hypo pigmentation, stretch marks, hair restoration and scars. Microneedling is not a resurfacing treatment and only indirectly address skin texture and pore size.
How is microneedling performed? A pen type device glides across the skin and creates thousands of microscopic channels in the skin. The pen tip is a plastic cylinder, housing very fine sterile stainless steel (or other medical grade metal) hypodermic needles. The needles quickly move up and down, puncturing the epidermis. It is not painful and blood should not be drawn.
Client selection and technique are paramount. A trained and licensed professional should only perform the service.
A series of at least three microneedling treatments should be performed. Collagen takes time to build and cells need time to regulate. Results are permanent and should be maintained with annual treatments.