Microneedling is the latest skincare trend which pricks the skin resulting in reviving collagen and elastin production. While it’s just making its way into the mainstream for home use, skincare professionals have been practicing microneedling for years. This ensures that it’s an established procedure with effective and noticeable results. In fact, microneedling is so effective for collagen renewal that another term for this procedure is collagen induction therapy.
Can Microneedling Be Done at Home?
The biggest concern over microneedling isn’t whether or not it works, but at-home users must use caution. Since the tool lightly punctures the outer layers of the skin, there is real chance of infection if not done properly. In addition, those with autoimmune conditions or diabetes are advised not to attempt microneedling at home.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
The procedure itself is painless, although sensitive skin will find the experience less pleasant. The sensation has been described as “prickly.” Those who are afraid of needles may not enjoy the experience of microneedling.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Microneedling works by puncturing tiny holes on the surface of skin. The skin reaction to punctured skin it to increase collagen and elastin production to heal. This reaction disappears fine lines and leaves behind a fuller, plumper-looking skin. This procedure also works on skin with acne scars and sunken areas. It’s also fine for use on other areas of the body besides the face, such as the décolletage. As always, you should seek advice and consult with a professional before attempting microneedling.