What is Microneedling?
MICRONEEDLING, or “collagen induction therapy,” is controlled mechanical damage of the skin. This mechanical damage initiates a healing response from the skin and hyper-stimulates new collagen production making it stronger than it was before. Microneedling also breaks up the scar tissue that forms on the surface of the skin from acne scars.
Benefits of Microneedling
- Improving elasticity
- Increasing firmness
- Softening fine lines and wrinkles
- Repairing acne scars
- Decreasing pore size
The whole process takes about an hour to complete. A half an hour before the procedure a topical anesthetic is applied to ensure the procedure is comfortable.
Down time is minimal compared to other more aggressive treatments. No working out, hot water, or steam for the first two days. No sun for one week. Only very mild soap and Alastin or HA is applied to the skin for the first 3 days after treatment. Patients may resume normal activity after one week.
Best results are seen with around four treatments.