Microneedling is a procedure used to make skin smooth and youthful and can treat acne scars, stretch marks, fine lines, and wrinkles. It is safe with very little reaction. A small pen with very tiny needles is passed evenly over the skin, causing microscopic pin-pricks. This stimulates your skin to repair itself, growing new tissues and collagen to fill out wrinkles, fine lines, increase firmness, and even repair small scars. A serum or filler may be added as a booster, as microneedling increases absorption of different products into the skin. A calming cream is applied after to combat any residual irritation.
Microneedling is very effective and can be used in combination with other treatments, including laser skin rejuvenation and chemical peels.
Microneedling has been found to tremendously improve acne scars and stretch marks, leaving smooth, shiny, rejuvenated skin. Plus, it isn’t just for your face- it has been used successfully on stretch marks on the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks and is good for all skin types. Side effects are uncommon and typically minor and may include mild pain, scarring, and a small risk for infection.
- Acne scars
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Stretch marks
- Uneven texture
- Skin elasticity and firmness
Things to watch for with Microneedling:
- Gels and creams are used to minimize discomfort or pain
- Cannot be used on eczema