What Is Microneedling Used For?
Microneedling is a corrective system that is used to treat skin scars, using collagen creation. Otherwise called collagen acceptance treatment, this treatment helps decrease breakouts, scars and stretch marks. Plus, it’s used to treat aging. Learn more about microneedling and whether this is the correct choice for your skin.
Process Of Microneedling
What Will Happen?
For the most part, the technique requires 10-20 minutes to work its magic, depending upon how large the area of application is. Many people need 4-6 sessions to start seeing a pronounced change.
What will first happen is that you'll get a desensitizing cream smoothed onto your face so you can't feel the needles. At that point, the person doing the microneedling will move a pen-molded or "moving device" with small needles around your face.
The needles make little cuts in your skin, which will make you want to touch your face almost immediately. But don't worry, the expert will spread the cream all over after that.
This strategy aims to begin your body's healing by sending collagen and elastin to fix up the little wounds. Collagen helps in smoothing out wrinkles. We are not saying you won't have those, but it sure won't be noticeable.
Most people get microneedling on the face. However, you can do it on different body parts. For example, your stomach or thighs.
What To Expect
Microneedling is non-invasive, so recovery time is minimal. You may notice skin irritation and redness in the following days. This is a characteristic reaction to the little "wounds" made by the needles in your skin.
You can go to work or school after the procedure. Some people wear makeup in the first days because of red skin. Your skin will be extra sensitive to the sun, so sunscreen is an absolute necessity.
After microneedling, your skin works decently fast to restore new tissue. You should get results in two or three weeks. Make sure to keep up with your treatment; you'll need follow-up appointments and maybe other supplementary medicines.
When To Use Microneedling
Microneedling is frequently used to treat:
- Age spots (called "sun spots")
- Enormous pores
- Different kinds of scars
- Skin flexibility
Microneedling is also used to treat stretch marks in different areas of the body.
Are There Any Risks
Like any procedure, microneedling entails some risk, especially when pregnant. However, there is minor risk if you have open injuries or have a history of getting skin scars. And, if you have had radiation treatments recently or have certain skin infections, such as psoriasis or dermatitis, then it isn't for you.
Can I Get Microneedling Anywhere?
Microneedling is available at many clinics, but we wouldn't recommend getting it done anywhere. Dermatologists can do microneedling. Aestheticians can do it also, but it's better to do it with an expert like a dermatologist or a clinic that specializes in it, like The Healthicians.
If you attempt it somewhere other than a specialist's office, ask for qualifications so you know you're in good hands and always make sure that every needle is sanitized.
There are also DIY alternatives to microneedling. However, dermatologists warn against using those because you may accidentally hurt your skin, and you might not properly disinfect the needles at home.
Can I Do It At Home?
Home microneedling is getting more popular, and the prices are reasonable. However, rollers used at home use more blunt needles than expert microneedling equipment. Though you can stimulate the veins for a bit, home rollers, for the most part, will not give you similar results as microneedling done at a dermatologist's office or clinical spa.
Also, home microneedling can and will spread germs if you don't follow the right cleaning procedures. Try to avoid using microneedling if you notice your skin is infected.
Treat Your Skin With The Experts
Get a safe procedure at The Healthician. We want to make sure you're completely safe and that you have the best experience. Trust the experts; we know what we’re doing. You'll look fabulous in no time.