Improve the appearance and texture of your skin
Simply put, microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purposes of rejuvenation. The most popular (and cost effective) microneedling device, known as a dermaroller, is made up of micro-fine needles that range in diameter from 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters.
Microneedling is becoming one of the most popular non-invasive treatments for smooth and bright skin on the face and body.
Patients love that it’s effective, affordable, and has virtually no downtime. Before trying microneedling, it’s important to understand its uses, advantages, recovery, and results.
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy or percutaneous collagen induction.
It uses very small surgical-grade needles to create microscopic punctures in the skin’s surface. This controlled damage causes a wound-healing effect and the growth of new collagen and elastin.
Shorter needles can penetrate the epidermis and are often used on areas of thinner skin, such as the eyes and around the mouth. In addition, a more superficial depth works well on fine lines and creating microchannels for product absorption.
Longer needles can reach different layers of the dermis and are used on areas of thicker skin including the cheeks and body. Creating focused injuries at these depths can improve depressions from acne, stretch marks, and surgical scars.
Microneedling can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, and parts of the body. It can improve the skin’s appearance in a number of different ways including:
- Brighten skin tone and smooth skin texture
- Firm and tighten areas of laxity
- Diminish fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce hyperpigmentation, sun spots, and melasma
- Minimize acne scars and depressions
- Improve the appearance of stretch marks