Micro-needling uses the body's natural healing process to produce more flawless, younger-looking skin. Micro-needling, also called collagen induction therapy, works by creating tiny perforations through the surface of the skin.
The body begins repairing these micro-injuries by producing collagen. The new collagen helps reduce pore size, diminish fine lines and scars, improve skin texture, and improve skin firmness. Micro-needling is most often used in:-
- Tighten loose or sagging skin.
- Treat sun damage.
- Diminish fine lines and deep wrinkles.
- Reduce scars, particularly those caused by acne.
- Correct pigmentation, including melasma.
When Micro-needling is performed over the skin, it stimulates deep collagen regeneration that adds volume.
A topical anesthetic cream is applied. You will likely feel pressure from the treatment head and may feel an occasional zing. Depending on the area(s) being treated, the micro-needling treatment typically takes between 30 and 45 minutes.
You can expect tiny pinpoint scabs, redness, and swelling to appear 24-72 hours post-treatment that will naturally shed when the underlying micro-injury has healed.
- For the first few days after your micro-needling treatment, you do need to avoid overheating the skin.
- During the first 48 hours following treatment, you should avoid saunas, hot showers and baths, heavy workouts, direct sun exposure, and swimming (due to chlorine).
- You also need to refrain from shaving or using makeup for 48 hours post-treatment.
Results become visible as the skin heals over the 3 to 4 weeks following a micro-needling treatment.