What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin-rejuvenating procedure in which tiny needles create punctures in the top layer of skin with the goal of improving overall texture and appearance. Experts agree that when done properly, microneedling is relatively risk-free and can have real benefits for your skin.
How is the treatment done?
A numbing cream is applied first, and then the needles are moved across the skin using a small handheld device. While a variety of companies manufacture microneedling tools—including the brands Intensif, Infini, SkinPen, MicroPen, we use Dermapen.
With the latest technology, the needles are energized with radiofrequency to help stimulate collagen in the skin. Collagen production naturally slows down as you age, and the technology distributes radio frequency waves to jumpstart your natural healing process.
What are the benefits of the treatment?
The result is smoother, firmer, more even-looking skin. By promoting collagen growth, microneedling may help reverse:
- signs of aging (such as fine lines and wrinkles),
- fade acne scars,
- and make skin look refreshed.
It can also improve the appearance of
- enlarged pores
- smoker’s lines around the lips
- stretch marks
- alopecia/hair loss
- oily skin
- keratosis pilaris
- and many other skin conditions.
Who can have the treatment done?
Anyone (any skin type I-VI) can have a dermapen treatment. Your dermatologist will advise if you need to be on any special products before having the treatment done and if you need any special products after the procedure.