What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure where several sterile micro needles puncture the skin creating tiny micro holes that trigger the skin’s repair system to create new collagen and elastin fibers.
The goal of the procedure is to start your body’s healing process by sending collagen and elastin to patch up the tiny injuries. Collagen helps fill in and smooth out wrinkles.
According to research, Microneedling causes a healing response in the skin that improves different kinds of scarring including acne scars. It can help reverse skin damage caused by the sun as well as reduce fine lines, wrinkles and prevent other signs of aging.
Does the procedure hurt?
A numbing cream will be applied over the skin before the Microneedling begins. You may experience some minor pain after the procedure and your skin may be red for a few days.
How long does it take to heal?
It may take days or even weeks to completely heal, depending on how deep the needles pierce your skin. However, unless otherwise instructed you are free to return to your regular activities and wear cosmetics 24 hours after your treatment.
How many sessions will I need?
Depending on the results you are looking for, you will likely need a follow up treatment session or two when trying to smooth wrinkles or other texture issues and improve skin tone.
More extensive issues such as stretch marks and scaring may require between six and eight treatment sessions.
Microneedling for stretchmarks
What causes scars and stretchmarks?
Scars and stretchmarks are a consequence of the disruption of the collagen and elastin web in the skin. When the “web” is stretched too far and it breaks, it cannot adapt fast enough and scars form as a result.
How does Microneedling work to treat scars and stretchmarks?
Microneedling stretch marks and scars employs the same processes as treating any other condition. Tiny micro-injuries signal the body to increase the amount of collagen and elastin in the area. The freshly produced proteins gradually recover the broken web, and as a result the trenches of stretch marks are plumped up and eventually leveled out with surrounding undamaged skin.