What is Micro-needling?
Micro-needling, also referred to as dermarolling, uses tiny needles to pierce the skin to allow new collagen to grow. The procedure uses the natural healing abilities of your skin to reduce fine lines, scars and wrinkles. The easy, minimally invasive procedure is great for those who want to treat fine lines or acne scars. After the procedure, your skin will allow for better penetration of products and more collagen will be sent to the epidermis, leaving you with healthy, radiant skin. More collagen = better skin. Micro-needling is one of the most powerful and effective ways to stop early signs of aging and prevent new fine lines and wrinkles from occurring.
What are the benefits?
- Smooth rough skin and even skin texture
- Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Lessen crow’s feet and laugh line
- Lighten scars from surgery, acne, or illness
- Shrink large pores
- Reduce sun damage
- Rejuvenate aging skin
- Lighten or reduce stretch marks
Where can you get the procedure?
Although there are at-home kits for micro-needling (dermarolling) it is best to have the procedure performed by a trained professional to ensure the best care and results.
What is the recovery time?
After the procedure you will experience some redness and mild swelling for 2-4 days. For some patients they may notice slight bruising or several tiny blood spots that will disappear in 24-48 hours. Patients should avoid chemical peels, make up, and sun exposure for the several days following the procedure. Your dermatologist will provide further details on what to expect following your procedure.