Microneedling is perfect for treating wrinkled and sun-damaged skin. Microneedling can improve acne scars and other abnormalities. It’s most commonly used on the face. But it may also be used on other parts of the body — to smooth out thighs or stomach stretch marks, for example.
It can help rejuvenate your skin and help products and active ingredients you put on your skin go to a deeper layers and more absorption.
Another name of microneedling is a collagen induction therapy. This “controlled injury” process opens up your skin with tiny tears. Then, healing promotes wound healing and collagen production, which helps fill in and smooth out wrinkles and fine lines.
What are the risks associated with microneedling?
Minor pain. A topical numbing agent helps control the “pokey” sensation you might feel during the procedure. But some patients may experience minor pain afterward and the skin may remain red for a few days.
Infection. Though the needle holes are tiny, they are open wounds and can become irritated or infected. You’ll need to keep the skin clean and avoid irritating lotions, swimming pools, gyms and other possible exposure to infection.
Skin discoloration. Some light or dark discoloration may occur, especially for people of darker skin color but it’s usually temporary.