Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a device with fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. The needles are typically between 0.5mm and 2.5mm in length, and are used to create micro-injuries in the skin. This stimulates the body's natural healing process, which leads to the production of collagen and elastin, two proteins that give the skin its structure and elasticity.
The procedure is typically done with a device called a dermaroller, which has a cylinder covered in fine needles. The dermaroller is rolled over the skin, creating the micro-injuries. Alternatively, a device called a dermapen, which uses fine needles that vibrate quickly to make the punctures, can also be used.
Microneedling can be used to treat a variety of skin concerns, such as fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone. It is considered a safe procedure with minimal side effects, such as redness and mild swelling.
It's important to note that microneedling should be done by trained and licensed professional in a sterile environment. Overuse or improper use of microneedling devices can cause injury or infection.
Last updated : 1/27/2023