Microneedling is a unique procedure often used to treat skin conditions. The technique uses multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and create small wounds in the skin. The trauma produced by microneedling allows a deeper skin layer or the derma to rejuvenate and rebuild the skin. Microneedling is also used to place medications, like topical tretinoin or vitamin C, deeper into the skin to boost acne scarring and other skin issues.

Microneedling can address skin-related issues, including.

  • Wrinkles
  • Scaring
  • Alopecia
  • Acne
  • Skin pigmentation issues
  • Rosacea
  • Stretch marks
  • Loose skin after weight loss or liposuction.

Microneedling benefits the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen is an essential component in the skin that keeps the skin looking youthful and firm. As you age, the decline of collagen contributes to wrinkles and other signs of aging. Skin can also lose collagen due to acne scarring, stretch marks, or scars caused by injuries.

Note that microneedling is not a quick fix. It involves the growth of new skin and can take several months before seeing your treatment’s full results.

The Amerian Academy of Dermatology states that microneedling has been proven to be a safe and effective way to rejuvenate skin and treat wrinkles and scarring. However, there are very few side effects; if you have an active skin infection, active acne, keloid scarring, or an unstable skin type, it is not recommended you undergo microneedling. Contact Utah Facial Surgical Arts for more information.