What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as, Collagen Induction Therapy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves using a special device, with tiny needles, to puncture the skin. These micro-injuries/channels stimulate the production of collagen , elastin, and other growth factors and allow infusion of serums into the skin. Together this rebuilds the skin's structural framework and is used to treat wrinkles, aging skin, surgical and hypertrophic scars, stretch marks, acne and pitted scars, hyperpigmentation, UV damage, and melasma.
What should you expect?
The procedure takes about an hour, starting with the skin being numbed, cleansed, and exfoliated. From there the DermaPen will be applied in which you will feel a light pricking sensation. Light bleeding is normal. After the procedure, your skin may feel warm and tight, and look red for one to three days. The positive results of will become visible within two to four weeks. In the meantime, you can wear cosmetics to lessen the appearance of skin redness and peeling. You may need three to six treatments to maximize your results.