Micro-needling is a popular skin treatment that can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. The procedure involves using a device to create tiny punctures in the top layer of skin. This triggers the body’s natural healing process, which helps to produce new collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin appears smoother and firmer.
There are many benefits of micro-needling, including that it reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines which was discussed earlier, helps to even out skin tone and texture, is relatively quick and easy to do, it is suitable for all skin types, and there is minimal discomfort involved. It can also be used on sensitive areas such as around the eyes and mouth.
One of the main reasons why micro-needling evens out skin tone and texture is because it helps to stimulate collagen production. As we age, our skin’s natural production of collagen slows down, which can lead to fine lines, wrinkles, and a loss of elasticity. By triggering the body’s healing process, micro-needling helps to promote the growth of new collagen fibers, which in turn leads to firmer, smoother skin.
In addition, micro-needling treatment is quick and is usually done in a dermatologist’s office or salon. The procedure takes around 30 minutes to an hour, depending on the size of the area being treated. First, the skin is cleansed and a numbing cream is applied. The micro-needling device is then passed over the skin, making tiny punctures as it goes. The depth of the punctures can be varied depending on the desired results. After the treatment, the skin may be red and sensitive for a few days. It is important to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen during this time. Most people see visible results after 3-4 treatments, although this may vary from person to person.
Another benefit of micro-needling is that it can be used on all skin types, including sensitive skin. The depth of the punctures can be adjusted to suit each individual’s needs. For example, someone with sensitive skin may only need shallow punctures, while someone with thicker skin may require deeper punctures.
Finally, micro-needling treatment only causes minimal discomfort. This is because the needles used in micro-needling are much smaller than those used in traditional dermal rollers. In addition, a numbing cream is usually applied before the treatment, further reducing any discomfort.
However, like with any skin treatment, there are some risks associated with micro-needling. These include bleeding, bruising, swelling, and infection. In addition, the needles used in micro-needling can cause temporary changes in pigmentation. This means that the treated area may become lighter or darker than the surrounding skin. These changes usually resolve on their own within a few weeks or months.
It is important to note that micro-needling should only be performed by a licensed professional, such as a dermatologist or esthetician. This will help to minimize the risk of side effects and ensure that you get the best possible results from your treatment.
Overall, micro-needling is a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your skin. If you’re looking to try out micro-needling, or are just curious about what the hype is all about, contact us today. Our team of experts will be more than happy to answer any questions you have and help set up a treatment plan that meets your needs.