The microneedling procedure involves applying a topical anesthetic cream directly on the treatment area before moving a device with numerous small needles across it to create microscopic punctures – known as micro-injuries – across your skin surface, prompting natural cell turnover processes as well as increased collagen and elastin production by your body.
Individual results depend on the patient’s skin condition. Typically for scars, wrinkles, and stretch marks it takes three to six treatments spaced four or six weeks apart. For enlarged pores, results can often be observed after just one to two treatments.
As with any skincare procedure, protecting the skin from sun damage and following an effective skin care regime are of the utmost importance to maintain your results. It’s best to speak to an expert and find out whether microneedling would be an appropriate treatment option for your specific concerns as well as understanding what you should expect during the process.