Microneedling also called collagen induction therapy, is generally a well-tolerated, safe procedure. It triggers the skin’s healing response by creating micro-injuries in the top layer of the skin with fine needles, leading to new collagen formation as it stimulates fibroblasts in the skin. The increased collagen plumps the skin smoothing out wrinkles and scars. The face is the most common site for MN, but you can also treat other areas of the body. It is proven safe and effective for all skin types.
MN is a treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars, surgical scars, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation, sun damage, uneven skin tone, dilated pores, stretch marks, and dull complexion. It is a good choice for people that want to maintain youthful, firm skin, as well as one of the best options for treating lip lines and aging of the lower eyelids. It is recommended in combination with other treatments for the best results.
Microneedling is highly secure, and the skin pen is a medical-grade device and FDA approved. No harsh chemicals are used and your skin is thoroughly cleansed before the procedure. Before the procedure, a topical numbing cream is applied to minimize any potential discomfort. The sterile single-use skin pen micro-needling uses very fine needles that can barely be felt during the treatment due to the numbing cream. After-effects are similar to a mild sunburn that usually resolve after 24 hours. Sometimes a mild skin peeling may occur. It is safe to wear makeup 48 hours after your treatment. Immediate glowing with some redness is expected after your treatment, with continuous visible improvements over the next 24-48 hours due to new collagen production. This collagen production continues within the deeper layers of your skin over the next 2-6 weeks. It is recommended to do repeat treatments a month apart depending on your individual need. Three sessions are usually recommended and 5 to 6 sessions for skin concerns like scarring. You should avoid Retinol, AHA/BHA products, and sun exposure a week before and after your treatment.