Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure. It involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles. The small wounds cause your body to make more collagen and elastin, which heal your skin and help you look younger.
You might also hear it called collagen induction therapy.
“Microneedling is an exciting treatment that has very little downtime but visible results,” says Yale Medicine plastic surgeon Tito Vasquez, MD.
“By creating tiny channels through the skin, allowing us to infuse serums and active ingredients more efficiently, this treatment will stimulate collagen production and improve skin texture and tone.”
Microneedling may help with issues like:
- – Acne
- – Hair loss (also called alopecia)
- – Dark spots or patches on your skin (hyperpigmentation)
- – Large pores
- – Reduced skin elasticity
- – Scars
- – Stretch marks
- – Sun damage
- – Fine lines and wrinkles