Microneedling is a process in which a dermatologist uses a special tool called a dermaroller to create hundreds or even thousands of tiny controlled wounds in a specific area of skin. Though this may seem counterintuitive at first, there is clinical evidence to support the use of microneedling to help improve acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and even stretchmarks.
A dermaroller is a device that contains hundreds of tiny needles attached to a handle. The dermatologist will move the device over your skin in a very precise and controlled manner. You may experience some discomfort or stinging, though many people report feeling no discomfort at all due to the topical anesthetic that is typically applied beforehand. There is no downtime and you can resume your normal activities after your session, though it is advised to avoid using cosmetics for 24 to 48 hours after the procedure to help reduce the risk of infection and/or irritation.
Though microneedling is generally considered safe, the treatment will vary from one person to the next. Some individuals may require microneedling once a month for several months in order to achieve their goals, but others may require only a handful of treatments. To find out if microneedling is right for you, contact the team at Premier Dermatology for a consultation.