How Micro-Needling Therapy Works
This treatment works by encouraging the skin to produce more collagen. Pinpricks, created by a dermaroller, micro needle, or SkinPen, cause minor injury to the outermost layer of the dermis. The skin reacts to these tiny wounds by producing a new, collagen-rich tissue. This new tissue creates the appearance of firmer, more clear skin.
At-home Micro-Needling devices have appeared in the past few years, but we strongly discourage the use of these tools. At-home treatments may produce a similar sensation, but the results are not often noticeable, and the lack of a sterile environment can expose a person to harmful side effects. Additionally, Micro-Needling treatment results appear gradually, with optimal results occurring 3 to 6 months after the last treatment. At-home treatments can make patients eager to see quick results. If a firmer skin texture does not appear, they may accidentally treat the skin too often, resulting in permanent damage.
If you’re interested in softer, more buoyant skin, but want to remain safe during the treatment process, make an appointment with one of our dermatologists.