Microneedling is a treatment that creates microscopic punctures in the skin. Microneedling is a minimally invasive skincare treatment that stimulates “wound healing,” or the body’s natural reaction to produce collagen. For those looking to improve the look of scars, boost collagen, or encourage hair growth, Microneedling can offer a minimally invasive solution. The practice dates back to 1995, Microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purposes of rejuvenation.
Microneedling has been around for centuries, most commonly as acupuncture. This modern version didn’t really take off until the early 2000s and has since been taking the beauty world by storm. Multiple needle wounds may sound slightly painful to you, but the punctures created are more like pin-pricks that enter only surface-level deep.
Micro-needing offers relatively immediate results
Microneedling alone, will leave your skin looking plump and luminous for a couple of weeks. On a short-term basis, it plumps the skin and makes the skin look more radiant inflammation and very superficial swelling is to be expected. Microneedling will also reduce the size of open pores, which is great news for patients with these particular skin concerns.
Improvement over Time with Microneedling
According to a 2008 study, skin treated with four Microneedling sessions spaced one month apart, produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment.
Microneedling stimulates Hair Growth
This equals new hair growth, confirms Gohara. In a recent study, 100 test subjects were divided into two groups: One set was treated with minoxidil lotion and the other received minoxidil lotion plus Microneedling. After 12 weeks, 82 percent of the Microneedling group reported 50 percent improvement versus 4.5 percent of the minoxidil lotion-only group.