Microneedling: collagen induction therapy

Micro needling also known as collagen induction therapy is highly discussed topic these days. Dermatologist and skin care specialist have been using this method for many years for the treatment and cure of skin scars and wrinkles, but the reason of its popularity now a day is availability of at-home dermarollers and micro needling devices.


Is microneedling good for skin rejuvenation?

Microneedling is often considered as a new phenomenon when it comes about skin rejuvenation, but it has a history of decades. The process of micro needling can be little creepy sometimes but it has no significant side effects and it gives results in short period of time. It is beneficial for all skin types and can be used to treat any part of body.

In this procedure, micro needles make tiny holes on surface of skin to get them heel and purify naturally. This natural way of heeling makes skin more smooth and youthful. In this process, collagen (essential protein for skin) is injected in skin pores to make it younger.

Will there be any incision involved:

No, it will not hurt much. But if you are afraid of needles then this is much for you. However, if you don’t have any issue having little itchy pinches on your face or any part of body to overcome scarce, wrinkles and irritating marks then this is a good fit for you.

Now a days with the help of new and boosted technology it has become more safe and smooth. Dermatologist use a pen like device to make spots or holes in skin. After applying some soothing agent, doctor will simply move that device on skin and after a while work is done. It may take about 30 minutes to complete the procedure.


Benefits and side effects of microneedling:

As discussed above microneedling is getting popularity due to its effective results and easy to apply. Benefits that attract people are:

  • It is a best for the treatment of scars, wrinkles and skin pigmentation.
  • It generates collagen, making skin more smooth and toned.
  • This process is little irritating but effective.
  • It is not time taking and can be done in 2 to 3hours.


Like any other cosmetic procedure, micro needling is not without side effects. Commonly reported side effect after having this treatment is minor skin irritation. Redness of skin may also be noticed. One should consult dermatologist immediately if any of the following symptoms appears:


  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Infection
  • Peeling

Microneedling can be harmful if you:

  • Are Pregnant
  • Having any skin disease
  • Have open wounds
  • Have a disease of skin scars