Microneedling is a collagen-stimulating, non-surgical skin resurfacing procedure where small, fine needles puncture the skin, stimulating the body’s natural healing response. This treatment is best for increasing collagen production to create fresh, healthy tissue. Also called percutaneous collagen induction skin therapy, microneedling causes controlled injuries to the target area, allowing your skin to reap the benefits of the healing process.
During the microneedling procedure, only a portion of the dermis is affected, minimizing the risk of unwanted pigmentation. Microneedling is effective in smoothing wrinkles, correcting sun damage, reducing the appearance of scarring and stretch marks, decreasing the large size of pores, and treating pigment disorders (such as melasma and post-inflammatory pigmentation). Microneedling stimulates cell metabolism and can also improve uneven skin texture, skin laxity (loose skin), fine lines, and surgical scars.
The depth of the needles on the SkinPen can be adjusted depending on the treatment area and the level of correction. Microneedling increases the skin’s penetration and absorption of skin care products immediately after treatment. This well-tolerated anti-aging treatment has minimal downtime and can be used on many areas of the body, including the face, neck, arms, chest, back, buttocks, thighs, and knees. Microneedling can help create smooth, firm, healthy, youthful looking skin and can be combined with chemical peels or PRP (platelet-rich plasma) for even better (and faster) results. Microneedling is safe for all skin types, including Fitzpatrick types I-VI.