Micro-needling is a minimally-invasive non-surgical and nonablative procedure for facial rejuvenation that involves the use of a micro-needling device to create controlled skin injury.
As each fine needle punctures the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound. The controlled injury triggers the body to fill these micro-wounds by producing new collagen and elastin in the skin. In addition, new blood vessels are formed. This neovascularisation and neocollagenesis following treatment leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, resulting in improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.
Micro-needling is effectively used for:
- Reducing scars (including hypertrophic scars) caused by acne, surgery or thermal burns
- Fading stretch marks
- Reducing fine lines and deep wrinkles
- Pigmentation disorders such as melasma
- Tightening sagging skin