Microneedling or collagen induction therapy, involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. Although this doesn't t sound appealing this minimally invasive treatment is virtually painless and incredibly effective.
These micro-injuries that are created stimulates the body's natural wound healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production. This aids in reversing as well as preventing signs of aging. Microneedling has become increasingly popular among skincare professionals and clients.
Microneedling reduces fine and deep wrinkles
It repairs visible scars
It reverses sun damage and pigmentation
It helps aging skin
It shrinks pores
It makes your products work better
It can be done all over the body (pregnancy scars or other surgeries)
The key to new, youthful-looking skin is the ability to stimulate growth of collagen and elastin which is something Microneedling can provide. Medical professionals can agree that it is one of the most effective way to stop aging in its tracks! Using the bodies own natural healing mechanisms; a few sessions of microneedling can noticeably reduce fine lines, crow's feet, and deep wrinkles with minimal down time. A needle no greater than 1.5mm should be used to treat wrinkles.
For severe acne scars, you may need even longer needles for maximum results, so you'll want to find a dermatologist or nurse practitioner who performs microneedle therapy treatments. Professional grade microneedling devices can be as long as 3 mm, which is twice as effective and will treat deep acne scars that occur beneath the surface of the skin.
In case you're wondering how microneedling compares to fractional laser treatments when it comes to resolving acne scars, a head-to-head comparison published in the journal Dermatologic Surgery in 2016, found both treatments to be comparable and effective, but gave credit to microneedling for being better tolerated, with fewer side effects and less downtime.