Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. Also known as collagen induction therapy, this treatment may help those looking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and stretch marks. It’s also used in certain anti-aging procedures, such as eyelid surgery and sun spots. Microneedling isn’t effective for hair loss, despite the possible role of collagen in hair growth.
Extracting blood might still be a little cringe-worthy for some. That’s exactly why there are procedures offering an alternative to the blood-averse such as the technique of microneedling. Your skin is like a sponge—the only way more liquid can be absorbed is by creating more entry points.
Microneedling does just that. It uses a tool called a dermapen to create little holes on the top layers of your skin. These ‘micro-channels’ allow the goodness of the products to penetrate into the skin’s deeper layers. This increases collagen and elastin production resulting in firmer skin, decreased fine lines, and faded acne scars and pigmentation. And don’t worry: anesthesia is applied beforehand so you’re definitely covered when it comes to utmost comfort and care. Most patients have great results after just a few treatments with Dr Nyree Abdool.