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For those looking to improve the look of scars, boost collagen, or encourage hair growth, microneedling can offer a minimally invasive solution. The practice dates back to 1995, but has gained significant traction in recent years thanks to new technology YouTube and instragram, where the mismerizing, where the mesmerizing(albeit bloody) process stars in tens of thousand of videos. Dr. Thierry Paszkier.
Microneedling creates microscopic punctures in the skin
Simply put,microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purposes of rejuvenation, explains Thierry. The most popular (and cost effective) microneedling device, known as dermaroller, is made up of micro-fine needles that range in diameter from 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters. But, if the prospect of multiple needle wounds sounds slightly ominous to you, know that the punctures are more like pin-pricks that enter only surface-level deep.
Frequent microneedling can lead to a plastic look if you over abuse it with repeated microneedling insults,” says Dr. Thierry Paszier. Instead, curb dermaroller dependency by sticking to a once-a-month plan and always allow time recovery between roll-sessions.
Microneedling stimulates dormant hair follicles
This equals new hair growth, confirms Gohara. In a recent study, 100 test subjects were divided into to groups: One set was treated with minoxidil lotion and the other received minoxidil lotion plus microneedling. After 12 weeks, 82 percent of the microneedling group reported 50 percent improvement versus 4.5 percent of the minoxidil lotion-only
Microneedling can also work to reduce cellulite
Thierry works with a new crop of microneedling devices like the profound by Candela he uses the machine for crepe-like fine lines as will as sagging skin and cellulite.
Targeted areas for microneedling
Microneedling is most often used on your face to target:
- Acne scars
- Age spots (also called “sun spots”)
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Large pores
- Other types of scars
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Uneven skin tone
In addition to facial concerns, microneedling is sometimes used to treat stretch marks in other areas of the body. One study found that microneedling was effective for stretch marks on the thighs and abdominal area when combined with fillers.
Scarring on other body parts may also be treated with this procedure. However, microneedling is primarily used on the face.
How much does microneedling cost?
Microneedling may cost anywhere from $150 to $250 per session. Although the number of sessions can very, most people need three to six sessions for optimal results.