Microneedling, originally known as collagen induction therapy or percutaneous collagen induction (PCI), is now a well-documented superficial treatment option in atrophic acne scars and for skin rejuvenation. Microneedling, as the term indicates, means the use of needles or 'microneedles' to achieve a therapeutic effect. Microneedling is a method that some practitioners use to treat different skin conditions. The technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma. This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild. Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including wrinkles, scarring, acne, alopecia, skin pigmentation issues, stretch marks, rosacea and loose skin, such as after weight loss or liposuction
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How Does Microneedling Work?
What Are The Benefits?
Microneedling is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate skin and treat scars and wrinkles. Microneedling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues. It's also called skin needling, collagen induction therapy (CIT), and percutaneous collagen induction (PCI).
How Long Does It Take To See The Benefits?
How Long Does It Take To See Results From Micro-Needling? Most patients see results after the first treatment. Individual results vary depending on individual skin health. It is most common to begin to see true changes or positive results as soon as 1-2 weeks after the first treatment.
Is Microneedling Permanent?
The microneedling treatment “removes” the visible manifestations caused by the underlying condition. ... (Unlike the laser, you can repeat microneedling as often as you want without building up scar tissue.) However, when scars and stretch marks are treated the results generally are permanent and long lasting.
How Many Treatments Will I Need?
The frequency of micro needling treatments vary with the intensity of the treatment. Mild treatments may be repeated every 2 to 4 weeks. Deep treatments for scars may be repeated every 4 to 6 weeks.
Is There Recovery Time?
Recovery after this treatment depends on the length and density of the needles of the rollers used. The skin will be pink or red in appearance for 24-48 hours, much like a sunburn with some minor bleeding and very occasionally some mild bruising.