Micro-needling is the use of very fine needles to pierce the skin to administer medications, reduce scars, and trigger the skin's natural healing mechanisms that in turn create smooth and healthy skin.
Penetrating or puncturing the skin to heal it is not something new. Physicians have been using puncturing techniques to treat abscesses and release pressure on wounds for centuries. Over the past several decades different methods of puncturing the skin for medical benefit have been developed.
During the 1980’s medical researchers realized that certain medications and drugs were better absorbed by the body when administered into the upper layers of the skin rather than by deeper injections or by swallowing pills. Administering medication through micro-needles was less painful as the needles are very short and do not reach the nerves that are deeper below the skin. This method of delivering medications has been very effective and is still in use today.
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