What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin-rejuvenating procedure in which tiny needles create punctures in the top layer of skin with the goal of improving overall texture and appearance. Once an old-school beauty treatment, microneedling is making a comeback among both the skincare-obsessed and A-listers alike. Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts are reportedly fans, and social media star Emily Skye recently shared some (particularly graphic) photos on Snapchat after undergoing the procedure.
We know what you’re probably thinking: poking little holes into your face in the name of beauty sounds insane. But experts agree that when done properly, microneedling is relatively risk-free and can have real benefits for your skin.
Once the skin is punctured with the microneedle device, stem cell growth factors are placed topically on the skin. The tiny punctures allow the stem cell derivatives to seep into the dermal layers. The introduction of the stem cell derivatives triggers our natural fibroblast, collagen, and our own stem cells. As we age, the natural collagen production decreases. By causing microtrauma to the skin and applying the stem cell growth factors, our own natural cells “wake up” and go to work causing a more natural and youthful appearance.
Pricing for microneedling with stem cell growth factors is $1,200 for face only, $1,800 for face neck and decollete.