What is microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a treatment that consists of puncturing the skin with multiple fine needles. Microneedling is performed by using a device that contains a row of very fine micro-needles to create tiny channels in the dermal layer of the skin. The microneedling method stimulates cells in the deeper layers of the skin to produce new collagen and elastin fibers. This process tightens the skin and reduces wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging.
The scientific research about this method has shown that after a series of treatments, patients have experienced dramatic results including a reduction in wrinkles and acne scars, increased production of collagen, increased hydration and firmness, lightening hyperpigmentation, and a reduction of pore size.
This method is safe and effective on most skin types. The results are not permanent but can last up to one year, say the experts behind Let’s Talk Collagen. Once the collagen production decreases, patients should consider further treatments to maintain the benefits they experienced during their first treatment course. With multiple treatments at monthly or bi-monthly intervals, patients may experience increased collagen production that will result in an overall better appearance of their skin tone and texture.
Microneedling has been used for hundreds of years as a traditional medicine practice in China, Tibet, Africa, North America, and India. More recently, microneedling has become one of the top non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed because it offers so many benefits over other methods. The microneedling method has been endorsed and approved by many dermatologists and plastic surgeons.
Although the technology behind this treatment is relatively new, it has been used to successfully treat a variety of skin problems such as reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks, activating skin regeneration processes that stimulate collagen production, increasing the absorption rate of topical products applied after treatment, and remove fine lines and wrinkles.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
The main benefit of this technique over other treatment methods is that it requires very little recovery time. Most patients can immediately resume their normal activities without any complications or side effects. Patients have reported minimal pain during the procedure because the needles only penetrate 3-5 mm into the dermis layer of the skin. As a result, most patients experience a mild stinging sensation during microneedling. Patients who have a higher pain threshold may not feel any discomfort or some patients may even fall asleep as the procedure is being performed.
Microneedling treatment is an excellent method for those who want to delay the aging process of their skin and achieve a healthy, more youthful appearance. Microneedling can be done on most areas of the face including cheeks, chin, forehead, and around the eyes where wrinkles are most prominent. It is also beneficial on the neck area to reduce age spots and reverse sun damage that leads to a loss of skin elasticity and firmness. This method is especially effective in stimulating collagen production in sensitive skin areas such as eyelids which have very thin skin with limited oil glands. This technique is also very safe for darker skin types where the risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation often complicates other treatment methods.
Microneedling is a safe and effective treatment method that provides many benefits over other aging skin-care treatments without the inconvenience or downtime associated with medical procedures or long periods of topical therapy after each treatment. Most importantly, microneedling allows patients to control their own skincare regimen in terms of product application, frequency of applications, and overall cost. As with any plastic surgery procedure, it is important to consult with your dermatologist before undergoing any invasive procedures in order to find the right treatment plan for your needs.
Discoloration issues are common when using chemical peels, laser resurfacing or even the most advanced skincare treatments. Acne scarring may cause permanent damage if not treated immediately with the proper procedures.
Microneedling is a relatively affordable treatment compared to surgical methods of face rejuvenation, which can cost thousands of dollars out of pocket. This treatment only costs around $100 for each session and usually, there are no follow-up treatments required once patients see their desired results. As with any other medical procedure, however, it’s important that you do your research before choosing your dermatologist or aesthetician. Make sure the salon you go to has properly trained staff members who use sterilized needles and microneedling devices after every single treatment. Additionally, make sure your skincare products are within the FDA guidelines in order to avoid any complications during or following microneedling treatments at home.
The benefits of microneedling are not only in the immediate results but also in the long term. Repeated microneedling treatments allow patients to obtain a more youthful appearance and reduce the signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles without surgery or downtime. It is equally beneficial for both men and women who want to fight aging skin on all parts of their faces with minimal risk. The treatment is completely safe and effective even when performed multiple times with topical procedures, giving individuals complete control over their skincare regimen and how they combat the signs of aging without spending thousands of dollars on invasive plastic surgeries that provide minimal benefits.