Microneedling is a procedure that uses fine needles to puncture the skin and create a controlled skin injury in order to rejuvenate skin. ... Microneedling is used to treat and improve conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, brown spots, stretch marks, and pigment issues.
Microneedling is typically performed in a series of four to six sessions, spaced about a month apart. The needles are inserted deeper at each subsequent session, as the skin becomes thicker and can tolerate it. During the procedure, a topical anesthetic is applied and then a penlike tool is used to insert tiny stainless steel needles into the skin to cause microinjuries or punctures. By making tiny columns of trauma in the dermis, the body is forced to make new collagen to fill them in and heal them. This new collagen makes skin look and feel slicker, tighter, and more youthful. Because the sun breaks down collagen, and our skin naturally makes less collagen as we age, any intervention that encourages increased collagen synthesis can make skin look and act younger.
After the procedure, a collagen enhancing serum is applied.