Microneedling is a popular, minimally invasive treatment that stimulates the natural production of collagen and is shown to be effective at improving various issues of the skin. The treatment can be used safely on all skin types and requires little to no recovery time.
Microneedling can help improve the following:
- Lift and tighten your skin
- Balance skin tone
- Reduce the appearance of acne or other scars
- Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce pore size
- Improve the appearance of stretch marks
How Does Microneedling Work?
A microneedling tool is used to create microscopic pricks on the problematic area of the skin. The tiny needles on the tool make invisible perforations in the epidermis and the top layer of the dermis. These tiny pricks cause your body to recognize an “injury” which causes it to start to heal itself. Collagen and elastin are rushed to the area, where they then rejuvenate the skin. This repair process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles or scars.
There is no tissue destruction with microneedling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away.
What Will Microneedling Feel Like?
The needle penetration occurs very quickly which means it will feel more like a sandpaper sensation than needles. Microneedling for scars requires longer needles which invade nerve space and thus, produce more sensation.
After the Treatment
Following microneedling in Phoenix, you’ll likely look as if you have a sunburn. This may last for just a few hours to up to a week depending on treatment depth. For the best results, you’ll need more than one treatment to continually build collagen and elastin.
If you’re interested in microneedling or other skin treatments, contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546 or website to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holy.