Microneedling, also known as Percutaneous Collagen Induction, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses fine needles to puncture the top layers of the skin to stimulate the release of growth factors and stimulate collagen formation. Studies indicate that microneedling is effective for treating a variety of conditions including scars, acne, melasma, photodamage and for skin rejuvenation/wrinkle reduction.
Recent work indicates that it can enhance the delivery and effectiveness of topically applied medications. The simple office procedure involves the application of a topical anesthetic followed by treatment with a sterile cartridge containing multiple micro needles attached to a handheld, electrically powered device. Generally, a series of 3-6 treatments (determined by the area and severity of the condition) every 4 weeks is advised. There is no significant downtime following the procedure. Typically mild to moderate transient redness, similar to a sunburn, is noted. Microneedling is suitable for most skin types and most areas of the body.
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