Microneedling is the process of tiny needles penetrating the skin to create thousands of controlled micro wounds to the dermis. This process stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself and produce new collagen and elastin. It also softens fine lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of scars, hyperpigmentation and pore size, which all results in tighter, brighter, smoother and more radiant skin.
Collagen remodeling in healthy skin takes at least 90 days. So the effects of microneedling may not be fully appreciated for at least three months after the procedure, but the effects last for years. The results are gradual and mild because this is a natural progression. Microneedling helps the skin help itself. A patient won’t see major results from just one treatment. They’ll see major results from a series of five to six treatments if they have a lot of signs of aging (loss of elasticity/sagging skin, loss of collagen, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, pore size, etc.). Some people, who have severely neglected their skin (smokers, sun worshipers, fast food addicts, etc.) need more than six.