Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure used to address several skin concerns. By puncturing the skin using tiny, sterile needles, microneedling triggers the body’s wound-healing response and stimulates collagen and elastin production, which leads to the reduction of scars, larger pores, wrinkles and stretch marks and a more youthful skin tone.

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.

Microneedling treatments typically last 20 minutes to an hour depending on the size and scope of the area being targeted for therapy.

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.

Microneedling results don’t happen instantly as your skin takes time to produce new collagen and elastin. But after treatment has concluded, you will begin to see improvements in texture and quality of skin. Scars may fade faster, wrinkles soften up quicker, and enlarged pores seem smaller.

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.


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