Who does not want a younger, firmer, and healthy-looking skin? And it would be a cherry on top if there is a method which can give benefits and advantages of the most expensive and most invasive methods in such a pocket-friendly manner. That too comes with none of the side effects and risks of those overly expensive treatments.
This treatment is called microneedling. About 4 out of 5 people prefer this method against surgical treatments. It is the most minimally invasive method. A chemical-free and safe skin rejuvenation method which uses a device having fine needles in it. It works in a way that these needles puncture the skin and form a channel. Which then makes the body to fill these channels by the production of collagen and elastin. The procedure is not a bit invasive. The needles are of 1mm and they do not damage even the epidermis layer of the skin. It is less invasive than the tattooing, permanent makeup, and electrolysis. Not being invasive this treatment also suits those parts of the face where the deep peels and laser treatments are not performed.
Microneedling is the most suitable anti-aging treatment because it uses the body’s natural process to heal the skin. We will discuss it in detail on how to analyze the process precisely.
General Benefits of Microneedling
Microneedling has numerous benefits regarding skin health and texture. The most common benefits of microneedling are visible improvement in the following:
- Reduction in the scars of the face.
- Improvement in the texture of the skin and increased firmness.
- Visible reduction in the hyperpigmentation of the skin.
- Improvement in the stimulation of collagen.
- Microneedling has no side effects and skin-damaging effects.
- Suitable for thin skin as well.
- Ensures the increased effectiveness of products on the skin.
- Restores the volume of skin and increases plumpness.
It Reverses Skin Aging
Our skin contains two layers; one is called the epidermis and the other is called dermis. The epidermal cells increase fast in number and these are constantly produced at the bottom of the epidermis. The epidermal cells take about 20 days t travel from the bottom to the upper part of the skin. after this these cells are sloughed off. As the age progresses, this process is allowed down with age.
- 50% of the original collagen remains when you are fifteen years old.
- 25% of the original collagen remains when you are thirty years old.
- 12.5% of the original collagen remains when you are forty-five years old.
- 6.25% of the original collagen remains when you are sixty years old.
This is the reason why we get wrinkles and sun damage as our age grows. This is the reason why we get wrinkles and sun damage as our age grows. Microneedling reverses the process of skin damage as it provokes the body to produce the collagen and elastin pigments comparatively much sooner than its natural rate of turnover.
Where Can Microneedling be Done?
Microneedling can be done on the entire face. It can be done on arms, hands, legs, neck, under neck, and abdomen as well. It can be done anywhere on the skin where there are stretch marks and contour deformities like wide depressed scars and divots etc.
Even though diminished pigmentation is not a skin resurfacing phenomenon, but it can still occur. Microneedling improves the dermal thickness and due to the increased dermal thickness, diminished pigmentation can be prevented. Microneedling can also be done to remove the fine lines and scars around the mouth or on the forehead which are also called crow’s feet.
Who Cannot Get Microneedling Treatment?
No doubt, microneedling is the most minimally invasive method of skin treatment. People with healthy skin can get microneedling done and even those who have a certain specific type of skin problems can get microneedling. Still, there are some conditions in which you can not get microneedling.
If you have any history of skin scars or acne scars or if you are pregnant or if you recently had radiation therapy, you are not suitable for microneedling then. People with skin conditions like eczema or having open wounds cannot get the microneedling done.
Risks of Microneedling
In microneedling, a pen-like tool is used to have tiny needles which will make pinpricks under the surface of your skin. These needles are so small that the pinpricks cannot be seen after the procedure but because the skin is punctured because of it, so your skin can be exposed to some minor skin infections. The risk of getting a skin infection is higher if you have certain skin diseases or if you have open wounds on your face.
Before starting the procedure, the doctor will apply a topical anesthetic serum to numb the area so you cannot feel pain, but you can still feel slight soreness, irritation, or itchiness after the procedure. Other than this, the common side effects of microneedling include peeling, bruising, or bleeding. There is no need to worry because the side effects of microneedling are minor and not drastic. You can consult your doctor if you experience any kind of side effects.