Cosmetics Business asks the Consultant Dermatologist, Justine Hextall, about the benefits and the future of microneedling.
Over to the expert...
Justine Hextall, Consultant Dermatologist on behalf of the Harley Medical Group
The term microneedling sounds a lot more daunting than the actual treatment itself.
Microneedling is an umbrella name that covers a wide variety of treatments that are designed to help reduce the signs of ageing, scarring, dark circles and sun damage.
It works by puncturing tiny holes into the skin (after a topical anaesthetic cream has been applied), which triggers the body's natural wound healing process.
So how does this help the appearance of our skin? When the skin heals following a wound, it stimulates the production of new collagen, resulting in a healthy, brighter and more 'rejuvenated' look.
Microneedling allows hydrating agents such as