Essentially, microneedling is a procedure that induces collagen production to generate a new layer of skin. The whole procedure is painless and takes less than an hour, with the actual microneedling taking about 10-15 minutes. Dr. Karimi applied a serum containing growth factor and vitamins immediately after the microneedling, when the skin's absorption is increased by 90%. As for recovery, there was redness for a couple of days which I covered up easily with tinted moisturizer.
So far, this is the only treatment that not only cleared up my acne scars from previous breakouts, but also kept my hormonal breakouts at bay. I've paid comparable prices for high-end facials that helped but ultimately did not bring long-term results the way that this procedure did. Even though I saw immediate and long-lasting results, I still went back for a second treatment four months later because I wanted to maintain that "glow" and prevent future breakouts. My plan is to go every six months from now on, and I couldn't be happier with the results!