Sun exposure, lifestyle choices, and even age can affect your skin. If your skin could use rejuvenation as a result, microneedling may be right for you. Microneedling, also called skin needling or dermarolling, is a revolutionary cosmetic procedure that produces new collagen using tiny needles. The end result is firmer, smoother, and more toned skin anywhere that needs a boost.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a solution for many dermatological concerns. It is used to reduce the appearance of unsightly scars and marks from stretch marks, acne scars, and more. Microneedling can be used alone to address skin concerns, but it can also be used in conjunction with another treatment. It is sometimes combined with other anti-aging procedures such as sun spot correction, microdermabrasion, and eyelid surgery to produce even more dramatic results. Microneedling is a good option for individuals who have not had success with at-home treatments or with other cosmetic procedures to eliminate skin problems.
Microneedling has many advantages for those looking to treat skin concerns. For starters, microneedling is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. Unlike other cosmetic procedures, microneedling does not require any downtime. It is considered a safe procedure overall that is suitable for most people who are in good health, with a few exceptions such as women who are pregnant and those who take certain medications. Furthermore, microneedling only produces a few side effects including minor redness and irritation. Since your skin will be more sensitive afterwards, your provider may recommend wearing sunscreen to avoid damaging the new skin.
How it Works
Microneedling is typically performed in a series of treatments. Most people have at least four procedures, but you may need more depending on your desired aesthetic results. After each treatment session, your skin starts to create new tissue fairly quickly. The results are usually evident after a few weeks. The procedure is performed by either a plastic surgeon, cosmetic surgeon, or board-certified dermatologist. In some places, the procedure can be performed by an aesthetician under the supervision of a physician. The overall cost varies based on a number of factors, including the practitioner’s skill level and the number of treatments you have.