Also referred to as Dermapen and Rejuvapen, microneedling is a treatment that involves using a tool with 11 super-tiny needles in the very tip, which can be adjusted by your professional between 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters. 0.5 millimeters is the smallest amount, which penetrates the stratum cornea, or the superficial layer of skin. The treatment creates micro-punctures from the needles into your skin. Your body treats a small wound the same way as a large wound, and sends fibroblasts to create more collagen in the affected area. Basically tricking your skin into thinking it has been wounded, but as a result, thickening the skin and improving the texture with this procedure.
- Depending on the severity of the skin issue, you can microneedle every 3 to 6 months, but someone with dramatic acne scarring should plan to do one session per month for 4 to 6 months
- Benefits can include the following; Shrunken pores, fights the signs of aging, it reverses sun damage and pigmentation, it repairs visible scars, while reducing fine and deep wrinkles, and finally Microneedling can be done all over the body.