There are many options for modern aesthetic treatments, from dermaplaning to light therapy. Microneedling is a minimally invasive therapy that promises to increase collagen production in the skin. Its benefits have been widely publicized among those who keep up with the current skincare trends.
Microneedling is a relatively straightforward treatment that significantly improves the skin, such as a more radiant appearance and reducing fine lines and acne scars. If you are still hesitant to try this treatment, here’s what you should know about micro-needling and its benefits.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a form of collagen induction therapy in which a device with a small number of needles (often 20) is used to glide over the skin while vibrating back and forth. Tiny channels created by the needles’ penetration into the epidermis facilitate the absorption of topical treatments and may help promote the synthesis of collagen and elastin.
The procedure’s many advantages stem from the body’s natural response, which boosts collagen and elastin production. Skin’s elasticity comes from these proteins, which give it a solid but malleable structure. In essence, what we’re doing here is encouraging the skin to rejuvenate itself.
So, what should you anticipate from your micro-needling session? Your skin care professional will thoroughly clean to remove any oil, grime, or makeup traces. After waiting an average of 30 minutes, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the skin’s surface. With this cream, you can feel less pain from the needles and have a more pleasant experience during treatment.
Certain areas of the face, such as the top lip, the area surrounding the eyes, and the forehead, are more sensitive than others, so they are generally left alone.
Benefits Of Microneedling
When compared to other treatments, micro-needling stands out since it provides non-invasive skin rejuvenation that may be used anywhere. Before deciding if micro-needling is for you, consider the following advantages:
1.) Smooths out the look of wrinkles and fine lines.
There is universal agreement that nobody enjoys being mistaken for being much older than they actually are. However, the onset of visible signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines, does just that. Microneedling is a treatment for wrinkles and fine lines that uses controlled injury to stimulate the body’s natural collagen and elastin production.
The structural and elastic qualities of collagen and elastin give your skin a more youthful appearance. The body’s natural wound-healing processes also encourage the development of brand-new skin cells, which helps smooth out fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.
2.) Reduces scarring
Microneedling’s ability to increase collagen and elastin production makes it a potent treatment for acne scars and other types of skin scarring. Keloid scars, which are elevated, are the only kind that can’t be treated.
3.) Reduces sun damage
Sun damage, including hyperpigmentation and age spots, can be minimized using micro-needling. Micro needling’s capacity to promote new collagen and skin cells can revitalize your appearance and even out your tone if you have a blotchy, brownish complexion due to too much time spent in the sun.
4.) Natural Anti-aging
Wrinkles and skin discoloration aren’t the only visible signs of aging. Loss of elasticity in the skin contributes to the sagging look associated with aging. The skin’s youthful radiance might diminish with age. This is something that micro-needling can fix.
Collagen production in response to these tiny wounds has been shown to strengthen skin and reduce drooping. On top of that, you’ll have a healthy, glowing appearance merely 24 hours after your session.
5.) Shrinks Pores
Microneedling, which involves puncturing the skin with tiny needles, does not cause an increase in pore size. It makes your pores look considerably less noticeable. Stimulating the collagen around your pores causes the region around each pore to plump, thereby concealing the pore.
6.) Enhances the effectiveness of skincare products
Applying topical therapies that improve skin health and appearance, such as anti-aging treatments, moisturizers, and so on, is best done immediately after micro-needling. Because of the micro-holes, topical treatments such as creams, serums, and gels penetrate deeper into the skin than regular application.
7.) Reduces stretch marks
Microneedling can be used on virtually any part of the body. It may help diminish the look of stretch marks left behind after rapid weight gain or loss (like during pregnancy).
8.) Reduces Rosacea
Microneedling is an effective treatment for the redness and skin thickness associated with rosacea. This skin disorder causes premature degeneration of collagen. Because micro-needling encourages the production of new collagen, it can help reduce the appearance of inflammation and irritation in the skin.
9.) Addresses Acne
Thanks to micro needling’s enhanced topical application administration, it can supplement the efficacy of other acne treatments. Our micro-needling treatments can help your skin clear up if you have them regularly.
10.) Few side effects
Microneedling has the potential to produce results similar to those of laser and chemical peel procedures without the associated downtime. In contrast to the three to ten days it may take to recuperate from laser resurfacing, micro-needling can leave your skin looking radiant within 24 to 72 hours. Once you’ve had a mild or intensive peel, your skin will need 14-21 days to recover.
Preparing For Your Microneedling Appointment
Thankfully, micro-needling requires nothing in the way of pre-session preparation. Experts recommend avoiding products containing sensitizing chemicals like retinol/retinoids and alpha or beta hydroxy acids like glycolic acid, lactic acid, and salicylic acid in the week leading up to your treatment. In addition, you must inform your doctor ahead of time if you are taking any drugs.
Before your consultation, it’s essential to keep your skincare routine as basic as possible. Soap and water are sufficient for the day; don’t bother with anything fancier. Before beginning the procedure, your face will be washed with alcohol or acetone to remove any dirt or oil that may be present. Makeup-free assistance is appreciated, but rest assured that it will be removed before we start.
Microneedling is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure generally well-tolerated by all skin types. There is minimal skin disruption during this operation, so the downtime is also minimal. Microneedling, in contrast to laser treatments, does not cause tissue damage or inflammation. Furthermore, it causes no discomfort.
Contact Fine Line Aesthetics today if you’re interested in micro-needling or our other aesthetic services!