Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that stimulates collagen in the dermis, tightens skin, reduces acne scarring, wrinkles/fine lines, stretch marks, pigmentation marks from sun damage, and age spots. This may also be a final step before considering cosmetic surgery for anti-aging and other concerns. Learn more about microneedling and talk to your dermatologist to see if this is the right option for your skin.
Microneedling is most often used on your face to target:
In addition to facial concerns, microneedling is sometimes used to treat stretch marks in other areas of the body. One study found that microneedling was effective for stretch marks on the thighs and abdominal area when combined with fillers.Scarring on other body parts may also be treated with this procedure.