Micro-needling is a minimally invasive rejuvenation procedure that uses tiny sterilized needles to prick the skin, generating more collagen and elastin to help heal the skin and make it appear younger. This treatment has many applications, but is primarily used to address sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, scars, dark spots or patches on the skin, and even hair loss.
If you are looking to rejuvenate your skin without using laser therapy, or if you have dark, sensitive skin that easily changes tone or color, micro-needling may be an option for you. The procedure typically takes 10-20 minutes, depending on the area(s) treated. To ensure a pain-free experience, numbing cream will first be applied to your face. Then, a rolling tool will be used to make tiny cuts with the small needles, followed by the application of a cream or sunblock.
Although most people receive micro-needling on their face to fill in and smooth out wrinkles, it can also be done on other areas of the body, such as the stomach or thighs. While highly effective, this treatment is not a quick fix and may require multiple sessions to achieve desired results, as your skin needs time to heal itself. Depending on the condition of your skin and other treatments you may be receiving, multiple sessions may be necessary to achieve your desired results.