Micro-Needling is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that naturally stimulates the skin’s production of collagen. A series of microscopic punctures are created on the surface of the skin using a series of tiny needle pricks. The body then responds to these “injuries” by flooding the area with collagen, elastin, and brand new skin cells. Additionally, these channels allow for topical products to more easily and deeply penetrate the skin’s surface.

Natural collagen production will plump and firm the treated area, resulting in more youthful-looking skin and a more even complexion. Along with fine lines and wrinkles, micro-needling can also diminish the appearance of acne scars, age spots, hyperpigmentation, and enlarged pores.

The Procedure

Your dermatologist will begin the procedure by applying a topical anesthetic gel to your skin. A special handheld tool is then used to create a series of tiny punctures on the skin’s surface. Relatively painless, the process itself takes approximately 30 minutes and requires absolutely no recovery period. Some redness may occur for 24 – 36 hours following the micro-needling procedure.

Multiple treatments may be required to diminish specific skin issues, however most patients notice visible results almost immediately after the procedure is completed. Because micro-needling does not rely on harsh chemicals or exfoliants to treat the skin’s surface, it is considered safe for virtually any skin type.

Micro-Needling At Aspire

At Aspire Dermatology, we create a comfortable, relaxed environment so that every procedure is a pleasant – even relaxing – experience. Our board certified dermatologists are trained to provide our patients with the most pain-free micro-needling process possible. This allows you to enjoy gorgeous, glowing skin without having to worry about unpleasant treatments or inconvenient recovery periods.