Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure designed to improve the overall appearance of your skin. The procedure-also is known as collagen induction anti-aging therapy is performed by a doctor who will use an apparatus to make small, evenly placed punctures in your skin to stimulate the production of collagen.
When your skin is young and collagen production is healthy, it is more supple and firm, providing you with a fresh, youthful appearance. Microneedling treatment can be performed on all skin types and can be used on all areas of the scalp, face, and body, including on fragile skin around the eyes, mouth, and neck.
In most cases, there is no downtime after treatments, although it may take up to two weeks to see the initial benefits. You may also need multiple treatments to achieve the results you are expecting. You may experience minor redness or skin irritation that may continue for a few days following the procedure.
Your skin will also be more sensitive to sunlight for several days, so it is imperative that you use a quality, full-spectrum sunscreen. You may also wear makeup after the procedure to reduce the appearance of redness. If you experience bleeding, bruising, infection, or peeling skin after several days, consult your doctor as soon as possible.