How Does Microneedling Work

Feb 11, 2019 | Microneedling, Skin Care

Microneedling, also known as collagen injection therapy, is the fad that actually works. Using tiny needles, and the body’s own ability to heal itself, Microneedling is a powerful therapy against aging skin, acne, and scarring. Here’s how Microneedling works:

Microneedling works by creating microscopic punctures in the skin. Using a small handheld device, your skin care specialist microneedlingmoves the needles across the skin. These fine, short needles are only 0.5 to 2 millimeters in diameter.

Basically, the specialist is making controlled punctures, injuring the skin, to encourage your body to send healing agents (elastin and collagen) to the skin. But, don’t worry—it’s painless. For extra comfort, a numbing cream is slathered onto the area before the procedure starts.

Collagen injection therapy reverses the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, scars, while also refreshing the skin. Those with persistent scars from teenage acne can clear their skin with Microneedling. Even if you’re just searching for more radiant skin, it’s a great option.

Although counterintuitive, Microneedling is not painful. You may experience some redness for a few hours, but it quickly disappears. For the best results, be sure to keep your skin hydrated and stay away from using any harsh products on your face. Within 48 to 72 post-treatment, you should see results.

Best of all, the procedure is short. It only takes about 15-30 minutes. It’s recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart, followed by maintenance visits every six months to a year. Microneedling also pairs well with other skin care therapies, like anti-aging creams and laser treatments.  North Scottsdale is a one-stop hub for all these services.

If Microneedling sounds appealing to you, schedule a consultation with one of our skin care experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic. Call us at (480) 513-2888, or book your appointment online.