It’s difficult to imagine that the hottest facial treatment trend currently involves hundreds of tiny needles poking the skin all over your face. And yet, with celebrity devotees including Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian, microneedling has become a go-to procedure for all manner of skincare woes, from acne scars to enlarged pores to wrinkles.
The practice of microneedling was introduced in the early 90s, but thanks to advances in technology such as the arrival of dermapen which decreases downtime significantly but still manages to yield fabulous results, it has suddenly gained a legion of fans. So what is it exactly?
The procedure of microneedling involves thousands of tiny needles creating puncture wounds on the topmost layer of your skin. This tricks your skin into thinking that it is injured and accelerates collagen production and healing. Though it may sound scary, this minimally invasive procedure is perfectly safe and it is used to improve skin texture and treat skin issues such as wrinkles, acne scarring, fine lines, brown spots, and pigmentation.
Thanks to the promotion of collagen and elastin production in your skin, microneedling gives the skin a sought-after youthful glow. Best of all, when your collagen levels increase, your skin becomes supple and more elastic. This wonder procedure also reduces fine lines, wrinkles, and the size of pores. In other words, it can help your face look more youthful and rejuvenated, making you look younger! What’s not to love?