Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation therapy that is used for reducing scars caused by acne, surgery, or burns. It fades stretch marks, reduces fine lines and deep wrinkles, evens skin pigmentation and tightens loose skin. It encourages collagen production by taking advantage of the body's natural healing response.
A hand-held device is used to create millions of microscopic channels into the skin to stimulate the skin's natural wound healing response. This leads to the release of growth factors, which stimulate the formation of new collagen and elastin.
Microneedling is an in-office treatment that does not require general anesthesia. First, the skin is cleansed and treated with a topical anesthetic to minimize any discomfort.
The procedure takes 20-30 minutes, depending on the area treated. Some pressure sensations might be felt however these will not be painful.
Recovery after this treatment depends on the length and density of the needle length used. The skin will be pink or red in appearance for 24-48 hours, similar to a sunburn with minor bleeding and occasional, mild bruising. The skin may also feel warm, tight and itchy for a short time.
Benefits of Microneedling
Evening of skin pigmentation
Tightening of loose skin
Stimulates collagen production
$200 per treatment
$1000 for a package of 6