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Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a device with small, sterile needles to puncture the skin in order to promote collagen production and stimulate the skin's natural healing process. This can result in improved skin texture and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and hyperpigmentation.
During the procedure, the skin is first cleaned and numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort. The microneedling device is then moved over the skin in a specific pattern, creating controlled micro-injuries that trigger the body's natural healing response. The tiny punctures also create micro-channels in the skin, which can enhance the absorption of topical skincare products.
Microneedling can be performed on various areas of the face and body, including the neck, chest, and hands. The procedure typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the area being treated.
After the procedure, the skin may be red and sensitive, similar to a mild sunburn. Patients are advised to avoid sun exposure and use gentle skincare products for several days following the procedure. Most people see noticeable results after a few weeks, with continued improvement over several months as new collagen is produced.