For those looking to improve the look of scars, boost collagen, or encourage hair growth, microneedling can offer a minimally invasive solution.
Microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purposes of rejuvenation. The punctures are like pin-pricks that enter only surface-level deep and creates micro-channels in the skin, or tiny micro-wounds. These wounds trigger the formation of new capillaries and the production of new collagen and elastin in your skin to heal the micro-channels. Following the microneedling session, a Growth Factor Serum is applied to your skin to further stimulate collagen production. According to a 2008 study, skin treated with four microneedling sessions spaced one month apart produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment.
Before and after microneedling treatments
What is the recovery like?
After microneedling, you will be red and possibly bruised. Your skin may scab and peel for for 3-7 days afterwards.