Microneedling uses needles designed to help create micro channels within the skin. This will help stimulate the skin's collagen production. The collagen production increase has a two-pronged effect:
- Make the skin more absorbent to topical skincare products
- Boost the collagen to improve the elasticity of the skin, which helps in the treatment of acne scars, fine lines, and other skin blemishes
Benefits and What to Expect
Microneedling stimulates the growth of new skin cells. The appearance of fine lines and scars will be reduced, and there will also be an overall improvement to combat hyperpigmentation. Minor blemishes and scars may only require one single treatment. However, deeper lines and scar tissue may require multiple visits for the desired visual appearance.
Following the conclusion of the procedure the skin will be tender and red. Expected results will not appear immediately. It takes the skin time to begin generating the new skin cells. Your medical provider will give you a more concrete timeline of when to begin seeing changes. Additionally, every individual’s skin is unique therefore some individuals may experience more dramatic results sooner.
Who is a Potential Candidate For the Procedure?Microneedling is noninvasive and suitable for anyone who is interested in improving their skin appearance. This is often used by those who have acne scars left over from their teenage years. Fine lines may appear from natural aging or from other scaring issues.
However, some individuals may want to consult their primary healthcare provider ahead of time, as there are increased risks for anyone who has a bleeding disorder or patients taking anticoagulant medication(s).