The process works by using a special medical device to create thousands of tiny punctures in your skin. Each one of those tiny injuries triggers your natural healing reaction. As your body rushes to repair the damage, a new layer collagen is created.
Collagen is the thick layer of padding that gives your face those rounded contours associated with youth. As the years pass, you naturally lose much of that collagen, and your body doesn’t replace those cells.
That leaves your skin to sag and pool, creating lines, wrinkles, and folds. Microneedling helps reverse that process by stimulating cellular regeneration.
What skin concerns can microneedling address?
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Rough skin texture
- Loose skin
- Enlarged pores
- Acne and acne scarring
- Stretch marks
- Overall dull skin tone
Is microneedling painful?
Most men and women tolerate microneedling well. There’s no need for anesthesia, although Dr. Sohrab can provide a topical numbing cream if you have especially sensitive skin.
You may feel a slight stinging sensation as the device moves across the surface of your skin. In the hours after your session, you might notice some mild swelling, bruising, redness, and discomfort. Over-the-counter pain medications and cold compresses can help, and your body will quickly adjust and heal.