Microneedling therapy is a minimally invasive, cosmetic procedure that revives skin cells by puncturing and repairing the skin’s natural collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are two components of the skin that give skin it’s tight and smooth appearance. Microneedling promotes skin cell turnover and regeneration to repair blemishes, acne scarring and overall dull skin.

This skin therapy will improve your skin’s texture and firmness, giving you an overall more radiant and youthful look. Microneedling therapy uses a device that uses fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, a form of controlled injury, to induce the body to then naturally heal these microscopic wounds with new collagen and elastin. Although tiny needles are used, the treatment is minimally invasive and fairly gentle. A topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment areas to reduce any pain. The entire procedure takes less than an hour with a 24-48 hour recovery period to reduce any inflammation that may occur. Microneedling therapy is appropriate for all ages and can be performed year round to keep your skin healthy and glowing.

Average cost: $300 (per treatment)

The procedure:

Step one – Topical numbing cream.
Step two – Esthetician applies a handheld microneedling device to the skin, creating invisible, micro-perforations into the epidermis (overlying the dermis) and dermis (top layer) of the skin.
Step three – The skin will begin to naturally repair these micro-perforations.