Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves poking micro channels into the skin using a specialized needling pen. There is little to no discomfort associated with the procedure, as the skin is properly numbed with a strong topical numbing agent. This treatment is usually done with either hyaluronic acid or platelet-rich plasma that is needled directly into the top layer of skin. This generates localized inflammation and stimulates the skin’s natural healing process. Microneedling is a great option for improving the appearance of acne scars, large pores, stretch marks, fine lines and wrinkles by inducing collagen production. By kick starting the healing process, this treatment gives your skin back it’s healthy glow and leaves it feeling plump and tight due to the surge of collagen and elastin production. The downtime associated with this procedure when done with PRP considered minimal, the average timeframe being about three days of redness, mild swelling and pinpoint bruising. Light sloughing of the skin may also be noticed in the days to follow as old skin cells begin to turnover – this exposes the bright, new skin below. This procedure is also one of the few treatments that can improve the appearance of those pesky fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes – one of the most difficult areas to target due to close proximity to the eye. Lastly, microneedling is great for those who want to keep their anti-aging treatments as natural as possible. It is a completely autologous, collagen-inducing therapy and there is nothing artificial being injected into the skin. To put it simply, this treatment gives your skin all the ingredients it needs to allow it to do all the repairing work by itself. A series of treatments is recommended for best outcomes.