For those looking to improve the look of scars and boost collagen, Microneedling might offer a minimally invasive solution. The practice of Microneedling dates back to 1995, but it has gained significant traction in recent years thanks to new technology.
Microneedling creates microscopic punctures in the skin.
Simply put, Microneedling is the insertion of very fine short needles into the skin for the purposes of rejuvenation. If the prospect of multiple needle wounds sounds slightly ominous, rest assured, the punctures are more like pin-pricks that enter only skin deep.
But Microneedling also promises improvement over time.
According to a 2008 study, skin treated with four Microneedling sessions spaced one month apart produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment.