Microneedling is a procedure that’s growing in popularity with men and women across the globe. It involves using very, very tiny needles to create hundreds of invisible puncture wounds on the very top layer of your skin. While it might not sound very comfortable or appealing, it’s more comfortable than you might expect, and the benefits certainly speak for themselves.
How Microneedling Works
Before your microneedling session, your plastic surgeon or dermatologist will first cleanse your face very painstakingly with an antibacterial and germicidal solution. This will reduce any chance of infection. Because microneedling can be painful for some, many doctors and surgeons will use a local anesthetic to numb the top layer of the skin, thus reducing the sensation of pain and discomfort. Finally, the doctor will use a tool that looks much like a small lint covered in tiny needles over the entire surface area of your face, avoiding the eyes.
As the roller moves over your face, it creates hundreds and even thousands of microscopic holes in the very surface of your skin. These holes injure the skin just enough that your immune system must kick in to repair it. Studies have shown that this tiny, unnoticeable injury is just enough to kick your skin’s collagen production into overdrive. As your skin repairs itself, it looks firmer, more youthful, and supplier.