Original Article By Radiance Medspa Staff |
When microneedling came on the scene in the mid-1990s, it seemed like the answer to boosting collagen production in order to improve the skin and fix everything from wrinkles to scars. And this treatment, which consisted of a technician using a hand-held pen or roller to puncture the skin with fine needles, was generally highly effective. By slightly damaging the outer layers of the skin, microneedling caused the body’s own healing mechanisms to kick in, which led to increased collagen production and the smoothing over of wrinkles and blemishes on the surface.
In the hands of an experienced, careful technician, a series of microneedling treatments achieved very positive results. But the nature of the microneedling pens and rollers meant that consistency was difficult, and the skin could be torn or snagged. Puncturing the skin with even fine needles could also be uncomfortable – read painful – and messy. ..
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