Microneedling: Tip of the Day 5-23-22
If you’re looking to firm up some minor loose skin, or treat scarring, experts say microneedling might be an effective non-surgical option.
Microneedling is a dermaroller procedure primarily used on the face and chest that uses small needles to prick the skin. Dermatologists say the pricking encourages the production of new collagen for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. The procedure is also used to treat scars, wrinkles, and large pores. Multiple sessions are typically required to see best results. Professional microneedling is more effective than at-home facial rollers.
Experts recommend only allowing a dermatologist or trusted & experienced esthetician to perform microneedling. A topical anesthetic is typically applied an hour before the procedure to reduce pain. Afterwards, some redness and slight irritation might form. Your doctor might apply a serum or calming treatment to help with this.
Because microneedling is a cosmetic procedure, it’s not covered by insurance. It generally costs around $100 - $700 per session depending on the size of the area being treated.