Micro needling is another option for skin rejuvenation that makes use of tiny needles to induce collagen production in the skin, making it healthier and younger-looking. This is a minimally invasive procedure that involves a device containing fine needles. The needles puncture the skin to create controlled injuries of the skin. Each puncture creates a channel triggering the body to fill these microscopic wounds by producing new collagen and elastin. This procedure helps to improve skin firmness and texture as well as helps to reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, and pore size.
Micro needling treats a variety of skin conditions including fine lines, melasma, hyper pigmentation, surgical scarring, chicken pox scarring, stretch marks, and large pores. These skin problems can usually be treated with a series of four to six micro needling sessions.
In this procedure, the epidermis remains intact and therefore micro needling is safe and can be used where laser treatments and deep peels typically are not performed. These channels close within one hour, making the occurrence of post-procedure infections extremely rare. For one to two days post-treatment, patients will experience some redness and swelling similar to a mild sunburn. This procedure can be repeated every four to six weeks as needed.