What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks.
It’s also used in certain anti-aging procedures, such as eyelid surgery and sunspots. Microneedling isn’t effective for hair loss, despite the possible role of collagen in hair growth.
How does it work?
During the procedure, your doctor makes small pricks under the skin with a pen-like tool. The pinpricks are so small that you likely won’t notice them after the procedure. We will move the tool evenly across your skin so that the new skin that rejuvenates will be even, too.
Before getting started, we will use a topical anesthetic to reduce the chances of pain. This is done about an hour before your treatment.
What are the targeted areas for microneedling?
Microneedling is most often used on your face to target:
- acne scars
- age spots (also called “sun spots”)
- fine lines and wrinkles
- large pores
- reduced skin elasticity
- uneven skin tone
- stretch marks