Microneedling 101

Jan 18, 2021 | Skin Care


Microneedling can be the answer to solving various skin imperfections. It is a safe and effective treatment that helps stimulate your body’s collagen production to allow your skin to begin repairing itself. However, if the thought of tiny needles seems a little disconcerting, let North Scottsdale Laser and Skincare Center enlighten you on the benefits of this treatment.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a treatment that involves a series of sharp, fine acupuncture needles that have been sterilized and attached to a dermal pen. The dermal pen is moved over the area of the skin’s surface, where it creates tiny punctures and microscopic channels. The benefit of creating channels is to allow the application of serums if desired. The punctures are done to cause damage to the skin, which promotes the production of new collagen and elastin to help your skin repair itself. Your skin will look younger, plumper, and thicker as its texture is also improved.

What types of problems can microneedling help with?

Typically, microneedling is often used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scarring on the face. However, this treatment can be used almost anywhere on your body to address such problems as stretch marks or scarring, regardless of skin type.

Depending on your skin issue, your aesthetician will recommend a serum to expand the benefits of the microneedling procedure. For instance, hyaluronic acid or antioxidant serum may be used to hydrate and nourish your skin.

Are there any side-effects?

The microneedling process itself is safe. You may experience some redness and inflammation right after the treatment. These symptoms will quickly subside as your face develops a healthy glow.

If you are ready to experience the benefits of microneedling, it is time to call North Scottsdale Laser and Skincare Center at (480) 448-0918 to book an appointment with one of our skincare professionals.