If you haven’t heard of microneedling, buckle up. This trend is taking off in the beauty world, but you need some information before you try it yourself.
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What is microneedling?
Microneedling involves rolling a dermaroller or microroller over your skin to stimulate collagen production. The “needling” part of the title is important though—microrollers have lots of tiny needles that actually puncture your skin during the microneedling process. The needles create tiny openings in your skin that your body works to heal—thus increasing your collagen production. This can have a lot of great benefits for your skin.
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What does it do?
Microneedling can help skin look younger and it can also help treat acne and heal acne scarring. In general, microneedling will help your skin better absorb any skincare products that you use on a regular basis.
Does it hurt?
It shouldn’t—but some people report that it does. While at-home products feature very, very small needles that aren’t intended to hurt, if you have sensitive skin, there’s always a chance you’ll notice some discomfort. If you get the treatment at your dermatologist’s office, the needles will be larger, but your doctor will likely apply a numbing cream before starting the procedure to minimize any discomfort.
Should you try it?
While you can try microneedling at home (there are a lot of microrollers on the market), most experts recommend that you, well, leave it to the experts and schedule an appointment with your dermatologist.
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