Skin scarring is common when it loses its collagen and elastin. And scars can lower down your confidence and negatively influence your quality of life. And thus, many people opt for micro-needling. It is a therapy where your body’s natural collagen-production abilities are used to rejuvenate the skin. It has proven to effectively reduce lines, acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and surgical scars. Skin needling is recommended for sensitive and thin skin as well as is well-suited for dark or ethnic skin.
Check out some benefits of skin needling and micro-needling on your skin:
- Diminish deep wrinkles
Microneedling incites the growth of elastin and collagen, which results in youthful-looking skin. It has the ability to generate new skin cells. Thus, within a few sessions, you can notice reduced fine lines and deep wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. Not only does it corrects and smoothens the damaged skin, but this procedure also tightens the loose skin in older people.
2. Make you look more youthful.
You don’t want to look older than your age. But many suffer from premature aging. Aging lets your skin lose its elasticity and makes it look dull. Many also lose the radiance and lustre of the skin. For people trying to stave off the aging signs, microneedling can be your way ahead as it uses the body’s innate remedial mechanisms and has minimal downtime. Microneedles cause micro-wounds on your skin, generating elastin and collagen that add strength and structure to your skin, making you look younger.
3. Repair visible scars
If you have very acne-prone skin, skin needling can help diminish the scars and revive your complexion. When the dermatologist inserts the fine needles into your skin, it creates micro-wounds, causing your skin to produce more collagen and elastin in the dermis. This promotes the formation of new skin cells, accelerates healing, and breaks down aged scar tissue. Depending on your skin type, you can consult your doctor and arrange for the sessions. Compared to other types of skin treatment, you will see faster results with microneedling.
If you have rosacea, your skin will decline the production of collagen and result in skin thickening and ruddiness that can be treated with skin needling. This cosmetic procedure supersedes this collagen breakdown and makes your skin look less irritated and inflamed.
4. Reverses sun damage and pigmentation
Collagen plays a vital role in the appearance of your skin. Skin needling stimulates collagen growth that helps in reversing sun damage and prevents discoloration of the skin. This corrective procedure is very effective for rosacea, age spots, and dark spots. It regulates melanin production and sheds the upper layer of the skin, thereby smoothens the skin tone. If your profession involves spending a lot of time in the sun, microneedling can help your skin from sun damage. It not only reinvigorates your skin but also even outs your skin tone.
5. Shrink pores
People usually have pores on their forehead, nose, and cheeks. And over time, those pores are jammed with excess sebum and dirt. This cosmetic procedure helps pores appear much smaller. The collagen in and around your pores is spurred, causing the skin around to plump and pores to look shrunken.
6. Diminishes Stretch Marks
Microneedling results in micro-injuries on your skin, promoting skin regeneration. It usually takes up to five to six sessions to lessen the stretch marks and blend them with the surrounding skin. Stretch marks cannot be removed entirely, but microneedling definitely improves their textures and color and make them less visible.
7. Improve the effectiveness of skincare products
Once the treatment is done, your skin has hundreds of micro-holes that absorb the nutrients from your moisturizers, toners, and other skincare products more efficiently and transport them deep into your dermis. Within a few sessions, you will see your skincare products are also working better.
8. Fewer side effects
Unlike other skin treatments such as chemical peel treatments and laser treatment, microneedling has lesser side effects and shorter downtime. You can fetch the desired results within 24 to 72 hours after this cosmetic procedure than laser surgery which can take up to 3 to 10 days to show the result.
Other Treatment capabilities:
- Improve traumatic scars, surgery scars, and burn scars
- Tighten the lax, loose skin anywhere on the body
- Splotchy pigments
- Decrease oil production on oily/greasy skin
What to expect with microneedling?
Skin needling involves an instrument with several tiny microneedles running over your face. Depending on your skin type, the dermatologist can use up to 3 mm needles that create hundreds of pricks on your skin. After the treatment, you will be asked to apply Vitamin C serum on your face to soothe, hydrate, and heal your skin. Microneedling isn’t a painful procedure particularly and can take up to half an hour, depending on your skin needs.