Microneedling is one of the most popular aesthetic treatments in the market, and with good reason. The treatment is accessible, easy to apply for the provider, does not cause too much discomfort for the patient, and is effective. At its price point, what more could you ask for?
This is by no means an exaggeration; microneedling is truly effective despite its simple concept. There are a lot of expensive skincare products in the market that could somewhat enhance your aesthetics, but not many are quite as effective as microneedling. You can say goodbye to plenty of skin blemishes and signs of aging with a simple treatment.
A Quick Overview Of Microneedling
Microneedling is an aesthetic treatment that requires tiny needles that punctures the skin to do its work. Most likely, you will encounter microneedling by seeing rollers with needles or oversized pen-like devices with tiny needles at the bottom.
Tiny needles piercing the skin sound scary, but they are small and barely noticeable since you will be under a numbing cream or topical anesthetics. The needles for microneedling are around 0.5mm-1.5mm for the face, and it’s around 1.5mm-2.5mm for the chest and neck. As you can see, they are very small.
How It Works
The concept behind microneedling is to create micro-injuries in the skin to stimulate the body to produce more collagen. So there will be no formula or any other substances on the needles, and they are just plain and simple needles.
So why create micro-injuries? The reason behind creating these micro-injuries is to stimulate the body’s healing processes to produce more collagen. Your body won’t start the healing processes unless it sees damage, and that’s why we need micro-injuries. We create only enough micro-injuries to simulate a wound, not an actual wound.
If we create a wound, we would only potentially leave scars, and the body’s rejuvenation properties are used up to heal the wound. We want those healing factors to reinforce the existing skin layers, so micro-injuries are enough.
Now that the body sees some damage, it will start the fibroblast activity, which is the healing process. As a by-product of that healing process, collagen is produced.
Collagen is one of the essential proteins that hold up the skin’s framework. If the collagen framework is lacking or in disarray, the skin on the surface is also affected, causing creases you know as wrinkles or other skin blemishes. So by restoring the collagen underneath, we fix the skin blemishes on the skin’s surface.
Benefits Of Microneedling Treatment
If you want to know what you can get out of a microneedling treatment, here is a list of the benefits of microneedling.
While microneedling is almost for everyone, you may have skin conditions that make your skin sensitive. So make sure that you consult with your doctor first and check if microneedling is applicable for you or not.
Reduces Wrinkles And Fine Lines
No one wants to have wrinkles and fine lines. They make you appear as if you are in a bad mood even though you are not. The reason why you have wrinkles is due to the lack of collagen.
In the skin layers that lack collagen, the skin on the surface sinks since there’s no structure underneath supporting it. That’s why wrinkles and fine lines look like the skin is sinking and has creases in those areas. Some think they are skin folds, but they are not.
By restoring the collagen production in those areas, we can bring back the missing collagen framework in the skin. It plumps the skin right back up now that there is structural support, removing wrinkles and fine lines.
Scars are the result of when the skin is completely healed. However, the tissue formed during the healing process is different from the surrounding tissue; that’s why scars are prominent. There are two types of scars: sunken and raised scars.
When talking about sunken scars, the tissue is healed underneath, but there isn’t enough collagen framework supporting it. On the other hand, raised scars are the opposites of sunken scars; there is too much collagen, causing the skin to bulge outwards.
Microneedling can only fix sunken scars by increasing collagen production. That will increase the volume of the sunken scars a bit, giving an even skin surface.
Many assume that microneedling increases pore since several tiny needles pierces the skin. But actually, the needles piercing the skin don’t change the pores’ size. Instead, the opposite happens, and the pores actually will shrink.
When the skin is pierced, the pores bunch up, creating smaller pores. As the collagen production increases, the bunched-up pores become permanent since the skin framework underneath is reinforced. Once the microneedling takes full effect, you can no longer barely see the pores.
Enhances The Effectiveness Of Skincare Products
After you have just your microneedling, it is now the prime time to use whatever skincare products you have in mind. Typically, skincare products are applied on the skin’s surface, so they can’t sink that deep into the skin. However, now that micro-holes exist all over the place due to microneedling, skin care products can penetrate the skin deeply.
Reduces Stretch Marks
Stretch marks result from the skin stretching and then shrinking more than it should. So, as a result, the collagen framework underneath is also in disarray from the rapid changes.
By adding more collagen to the skin, we can make the skin’s surface more even by fixing the collagen framework underneath.
Extra collage proteins on your skin’s framework are always a plus for the skin. It makes the skin smoother, and more supple, and gives off a brighter and youthful skin complexion. The increased collagen also helps the skin hydrate better, decreasing the effects of dryness.
Many have benefited from the effects of microneedling, and now, you can too. If you are interested in the treatment, make sure that you contact and reach out to our clinic, skin Deep. Our clinic offers patient-focused and results-driven services, and by doing so, we keep our clients happy.