With age comes fine lines and wrinkles, a change in skin’s tone and texture and evidence of sun damage. Microneedling is one of the hottest trends in anti-aging treatments due to its incredible results.
WHAT IT DOES
Microneedling encourages the natural production of collagen, which lifts and tightens the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It can assist in treating pigmentation and sun damage by allowing deeper penetration of topical products while diminishing the appearance of enlarged pores, scars and even rosacea.
HOW IT WORKS
Microneedling is a minimally-invasive procedure in which tiny, sterile needles pierce the skin, creating thousands of microscopic channels. This activates a healing response in the skin, leading to the production of collagen and elastin. As new, healthy collagen is produced and the skin thickens, the treated areas become noticeably smoother with a reduction in lines and wrinkles. Deep wrinkles and scars will become smoother and shallower as the body deposits new collagen.
WHAT TO EXPECT
HOW IT FEELS
A numbing agent is used to minimize any associated discomfort.
Approximately 30-60 minutes, depending on the treatment area.
Redness and swelling will be present at the treatment area, and the severity will depend on the intensity of the treatment. The treated skin will remain slightly pink for a few days following treatment. Full results will be visible after a month post-treatment and can continue to improve over several months.
Recommended frequency varies depending on the goal and treatment area. Facial rejuvenation, for example, typically requires 4-6 treatments at intervals of four weeks.