Microneedling is a dermatological technique in which tiny needles penetrate the top layer of the skin to signal to our bodies that our skin requires healing and rejuvenation. And, being the team player that it is, the body comes to the rescue by providing additional skincare advantages. These small punctures in the top layer of the skin alert the body to trauma and encourage the production of new collagen and elastin. These tiny, purposefully generated wounds heal similarly to how your body cures scrapes and cuts.
What Are the Skin Benefits of Microneedling?
Promote The Production of Collagen and Elastin
We understand what you're thinking: ouch. Why would anyone want to do something like that? The main reason for this is an increase in collagen. And since we can never have enough collagen, the slight discomfort of the facial is well worth it. Microneedling, which is a type of collagen induction therapy (CIT), increases collagen and elastin in the skin, which adds volume, elasticity, and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles.
Scars Should Be Reduced in Appearance
Microneedling is a highly effective scar therapy, particularly for deep-set acne scars. It aids in the restoration of your skin's appearance by stimulating new skin cells and breaking down old scar tissue. Collagen growth can also assist to improve the appearance of scars by filling in and adding volume to the skin, making scars appear less defined and smoother.
Does Microneedling Cause Pain?
But don't be put off by this. Others say the microneedling sensation is very light, with only a little sensitivity in areas where the skin is thinner, like the forehead. To be honest, everyone's pain tolerance is different, but microneedling is often tolerable regardless of what yours is, especially if a healthy, rejuvenated complexion is on the horizon.
Which Experiences Should I Expect During the Treatment?
Microneedling may appear to be a little frightening—after all, small needles are braising the surface of your skin.
Cleaning and preparing the skin will always be the first steps in your appointment. While it's always better to arrive with clean, dry skin, our tribe will make sure your skin is in the greatest, cleanest condition possible before treatment.
After cleansing, we'll apply a topical numbing cream to your skin, which you'll let on for a few minutes to perform its magic. We'll use the microneedling pen after the numbing cream has completely numbed the region. Treatment times will vary based on the skin condition you want to address; however, most treatments will last between 60 and 90 minutes.
What Is the Microneedling Aftercare?
Make Sunscreen Your Best Friend and Avoid Direct Sunlight.
The importance of aftercare following a microneedling session cannot be overstated. The main purpose of post-microneedling aftercare is to allow your skin to calm down. This means you should give your skin time to rest and avoid exposing it to heat or sunshine, since this can cause it to sweat, which can be uncomfortable. With a weakened barrier, your skin will be more prone to UV damage, so remember to use SPF.
For 24 Hours, Go Make-Up-Free
You can wear makeup if you like, but you should avoid it for the first 24 hours following your treatment if you want the best effects. Especially if you're going after larger or congested pores, then they'll be open and more prone to hold makeup.
How Long Is the Downtime for Microneedling?
Microneedling is a non-invasive procedure with little to no recovery time.
Who Can Benefit From microneedling?
Because microneedling does not use heat, it is acceptable for all skin tones, therefore if you have a darker skin tone that is prone to pigmentation, you are safe. Those who have sun damage, hyperpigmentation, loose skin, and fine lines and wrinkles are the greatest candidates for microneedling. Microneedling is also ideal for those who want to improve the texture and tone of their skin.
Allow your skin to develop new collagen and skin tissue, which will result in skin that is smoother, firmer, and more toned! Feel free to email me, Sumiko Lui, at firstname.lastname@example.org or book your appointments here.