It may be upsetting when you glance in the mirror and notice that your face has wrinkles, eye bags, dullness, fine lines, discoloration, and age spots. While the aging process is inevitable, there are techniques to lessen its effects on your skin.
Microneedling is a new skincare treatment that utilizes needles to inject collagen and elastin into the skin. You may use microneedling on any area of your body, including the face, lips, and neck; if you are genuinely curious and are looking to get treatment like this in the future, lucky you!
We will let you know everything about microneedling and how it works!
What is microneedling?
A non-invasive skin care procedure called microneedling employs minute needles to puncture the skin’s surface. It makes collagen, which is crucial for tissue firmness, elasticity, and healing. It significantly helps to create tighter, smoother, and healthier-looking skin.
By encouraging your skin cells to make more collagen fibers than they would typically, microneedling is a cutting-edge therapy that aids in producing new collagen without dangerous chemicals or intrusive techniques like laser resurfacing or facial injections. Collagen is crucial for tissue stiffness, elasticity, and healing. Significantly helping to create tighter, smoother, and healthier-looking skin is new collagen.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling is a treatment that uses fine needles to create micro-injuries in the skin, which triggers a healing response. In response, the body makes more collagen and elastin—the proteins needed for healthy hair growth and elasticity.
During microneedling, the SkinPen® is used as a tool. It’s a cutting-edge technology that promotes the production of more collagen fibers than your skin cells usually generate without utilizing dangerous chemicals or intrusive techniques like laser resurfacing or injections into your facial region, which might lead to scarring in the future if not done correctly.
What happens during a microneedling treatment?
Depending on the area’s size, the treatment typically takes 10 to 20 minutes. A typical person needs 4-6 sessions to notice an improvement.
A numbing cream will be given to your face first, so you won’t feel the needle poke. The microneedling practitioner will next move or roll a Skin Pen equipped with tiny hands all across your face. Your skin receives little incisions from the needles, which results in some bleeding. After that, your doctor could apply a lotion or serum to your face.
Microneedling is often performed on the face, but it may also be done on other body areas, such as the stomach or thighs.
Following a few measures can reduce your likelihood of experiencing mild side effects. Before the procedure:
- Drink a lot of water and skip the makeup.
- Avoid exfoliating or using skin care products with alcohol after treatment.
- Limit your time in the sun and your intense physical exercise.
It’s crucial to keep skin hydrated so it can be protected and become less irritated while healing. A lovely cream or moisturizer is always the most remarkable thing to keep our skin hydrated.
You’ll realize its advantages as soon as you give microneedling a try yourself. The benefits of microneedling include the following:
Improved skin texture
The process forces your body’s natural collagen production to increase by up to 200% when you have laser resurfacing done. It helps smooth out surface irregularities caused by uneven pigment distribution (such as age spots) or sun damage. It also stimulates cell turnover, which results in new collagen production around the targeted area after only 3-5 treatments!
Improved skin tone
The collagen produced during this treatment results in firmer, more even-looking skin over time, making it easier for makeup products such as foundation or concealer not to slip into any visible lines underneath your eyes where they might otherwise be accentuating them even further than before treatment began.
Reducing Acne Scars & Treating Acne Scarring
Microneedling reduces scars from acne by destroying scar tissue and encouraging collagen to fill in these marks. You can decrease the appearance of the scar tissue and hydrate and rehydrate it with a series of microneedling treatments. Microneedling works better on raised acne scars than on indented or depressed ones.
Your body naturally creates less collagen and elastin as you get older. Microneedling is a powerful method of retaliation because of this. It activates your body’s natural healing processes, causing it to produce more collagen and elastin, which strengthen your skin. After the procedure, your skin will be toned and tightened, leaving it soft and smooth.
Your skin regains its elasticity and vibrancy with fresh collagen and elastin. Your skin seems smooth, moisturized, and healthy since the new layers haven’t had time, exposure to the elements, or exposure to the sun.
Repairs sun damage
Hyperpigmentation and sun damage are effectively lightened and reversed by microneedling. It is once more a result of the synthesis of collagen’s strength and capacity to heal and regenerate your skin. According to some studies, microneedling is the best treatment option for sun spots.
Prevents the development of aging
Think about including microneedling procedures in your normal anti-aging and self-care regimen. Microneedling successfully halts the onset of wrinkles or other early symptoms of aging. Your skin may effectively maintain its radiance and youthful appearance for longer when potent antioxidant serums, such as vitamin C, are used in conjunction with routine microneedling treatments.
Are there any side effects of microneedling?
Microneedling is a painless procedure that can be performed on any part of your skin. There is no downtime, so you can return to your routine immediately after the procedure.
Some minor side effects of microneedling include:
- Skin irritation
You should get in touch with our office immediately if you suffer more severe side effects, such as skin color changes, an allergic response, an infection, or bleeding.
Microneedling is a great way to improve the texture of your skin, improve lines, and relieve inflammation. It uses a device with tiny needles during the non-surgical treatment to puncture the skin and encourage cellular renewal and the production of new collagen. It results in skin that appears smoother, firmer, and more toned. It can treat stretch marks or other body scars, fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and general skin texture.
Make an appointment with NWME Aesthetics immediately if you have questions about how microneedling might help you achieve your skincare objectives.