Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure for your skin. The practice of microneedling creates microscopic wounds on the surface of your skin. This causes your body to deploy a healing response, stimulating collagen and elastin production. As a result, you may see your skin appear fresher, younger, and smoother.
Microneedling is generally a safe and effective procedure that can improve the appearance of the skin. It may reduce wrinkles, diminish scarring, and tighten or rejuvenate loose or aging skin.
Microneedling may work better for people with darker skin tones because it doesn’t involve heat the way laser treatments do, which can affect your skin’s pigmentation, or color. The procedure usually takes 20-30 minutes, depending on how big the area is. Most people need 4-6 treatments to see a difference.
Microneedling Recovery Time. Healing from microneedling usually takes a mere 24 hours. However, it may take up to two to three days depending on the extent of the treatment.