What Microneedling Does to Your Skin
Microneedling is a concept that has been around for years, but only recently garnered more attention. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden, who is based in Austin, Texas, explains what is involved in microneedling and what kind of results patients should expect.
“Microneedling treats fine lines, wrinkles, texture and stretch marks by damaging the skin with small pins that produce channels that allow for serums, growth factors and proteins to seep into it and produce a younger-looking skin within a matter of days,” she notes.
This treatment activates the production of collagen and elastin to repair damaged skin. Prior to performing the procedure, physicians apply a topical numbing cream to the treatment area so it doesn’t hurt at all. The common side effect is redness that mimics sunburn; however this typically lasts 24 hours.
“Patients can see immediate results after only one treatment; however skin conditions such as acne scarring or stretch marks may require serial treatments to achieve the desired results,” explains Dr. Walden.
For more information on skin care treatments go to the procedure page.