Maybe you’ve seen the pictures of celebrities with blood smeared across their faces. Perhaps you have a friend who told you about this new treatment called microneedling. And because it has the word “needle” in it, you recoil. But let’s take a moment and discuss how safe, effective and comfortable microneedling really is.
Microneedling is an in-office treatment using a medical-grade, rapidly oscillating pen with super tiny needles at the tip that repeatedly puncture the skin. Prior to treatment, topical numbing is applied to ensure a pain-free treatment. After cleansing, the microneedling pen is used to induce controlled injury resulting in boosted endogenous collagen production. Stimulating your own collagen will smooth skin tone and texture, fade fine lines and wrinkles, and allow topically applied products to penetrate deeper into the skin. Typically, a series of 3 treatments spaced 4–6 weeks apart is necessary for optimal results.