Do you want to get more information on what microneedling is, and whether it’s safe and effective? Then read our unmissable guide.
One of the most popular treatments in the aesthetic industry right now is microneedling. People report that their microneedling treatments give them glowing and youthful skin that their normal skincare routines can’t match.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a popular cosmetic treatment that is used to induce collagen into the skin. After age 30, collagen production slows down dramatically -even sooner if you are out in the sun often. Microneedling uses tiny needles, to create a controlled injury to the skin, initiating the collagen cascade.
There are several uses for microneedling. It fades fine lines and wrinkles, and improves overall skin elasticity. It also helps to improve the appearrance of skin discoloration, sunspots or hyperpigmentation as well as stretch marks, scars and acne.
How Does Microneedling Work?
Alright, so you know what benefits you’re looking for from microneedling, but how does it work? Why does it help, and what’s the process like?
When you go through a microneedling procedure, those tiny needles “injure” your skin just enough that they trigger collagen production. Microneedling is sometimes referred to as collagen therapy.
Collagen is what helps your skin maintain elasticity and look plump and youthful.
When it’s time for your appointment, the person doing the treatment will numb your skin so you wont feel much.
Once the numbing cream takes effect, the provider will clean your skin and begin the treatment. The needles don’t push very deep into your skin, but the depth may vary depending on your skin type.
When they’ve worked their way around your face, they’ll apply a serum to moisturize and soothe the skin. After this, you’ll be instructed on after care. Most importantly, you are more sensitive to the sun for the next 5-10 days after your treatment, so SPF 50+, a hat and sunglasses are a must.
The treatment itself takes 30 minutes, with the numbing cream application, your total appointment time is 90 minutes.
Is Microneedling Effective?
The science behind microneedling is simple. When you injure the body, collagen will come to heal the injury. There’s no doubt that it works.
It’s less expensive than other skin treatments, like lasering, and it’s more effective than using skin care alone. Many people report that their skincare routines are more effective after microneedling.
Is Microneedling Safe?
When done by a medical provider, microneedling is extremely safe. Stay away from the at home kits, which can cause more harm than good.
Complications from microneedling are rare. If you follow your instructions from your provider, you wont have any problems. As mentioned, its most important that you stay out of the sun after your treatment.
What’s The Healing Period Like?
First, avoid putting anything irritating on your skin for the first 24 hours. This includes makeup, irritating skincare products, and even abrasive cleansers. When in doubt, talk to the professionals before you use a product.
While you should always use sunscreen, take special care to apply it all over for the first few days after your treatment. You should also avoid touching your face, as the bacteria on your hands could end up on your skin.
Your skin will feel and look better after about 48 hours, but the healing process can last for a couple weeks. Apply moisturizer liberally and be gentle with your skin.
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