Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is an effective resurfacing procedure with the benefit of minimal downtime. It can be used on nearly all over the face and body for fine lines and wrinkles.
Microneedling uses multiple tiny needles to create microscopic treatment zones just under the surface of the skin. The process stimulates the skin’s ability to produce collagen and elastin as it heals itself. The healing process produces permanent structural changes in the skin which result in better skin texture and long-lasting improvement.
While patients do see some improvement with a single microneedling treatment, a series of 3 to 6 procedures spaced a month apart is recommended to attain maximum benefits. Optimum results are seen 6 months post-procedure. Maintenance treatments help to maintain or even improve upon original benefit.
Microneedling is safe for all skin types and can be done at any time during the year.
Patients do experience some redness that can last on average 3 days. While makeup cannot be applied on the day of the treatment, it will cover any redness on the following days.