Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that’s used to treat skin concerns via collagen production. It is used to treat
-fine lines and Wrinkles
-uneven skin tone
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. Tiny holes or pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin, resulting in increased collagen production. This rejuvenated and revitalized skin tissue has more even in tone and texture and the collagen may help make the skin firm with less wrinkles.
Most microneedling procedures are used in combination with PRP or platelet rich plasma, which is derived from your own blood by centrifuge. The PRP is rich in growth factors which promote healing and regrowth of local tissue. PRP is applied to affected areas such as the face ( i.e. Vampire facial) or the scalp after microneedling is performed to promote rejuvenation of the affected areas.
Since microneedling is considered a cosmetic or aesthetic procedure, it’s not covered by insurance.
If you decide to take time off work, you may also need to consider ways to off-set any lost work time hours. However, most people are able to go back to work or school within 12-24 hrs, but must limit sun exposure post-procedure.