I’ve only recently started microneedling, and I’m in love with it! My primary motivation for undergoing micro-needling is to reduce the appearance of scars left behind by acne and the fine wrinkles that come with time. I’m here to tell you about my experience with micro-needling. Let’s get started…
𝐻𝑜𝓌 𝒹𝑜𝑒𝓈 𝓂𝒾𝒸𝓇𝑜𝓃𝑒𝑒𝒹𝓁𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓀, 𝑒𝓍𝒶𝒸𝓉𝓁𝓎?
Let me begin by describing what microneedling is all about.
Microneedling, also called percutaneous collagen induction therapy, is done with a handheld, drum- or pen-shaped device powered by electricity. It has tiny needles that make precise, microscopic punctures in the skin. It doesn’t leave scars after these “micro-injuries” are done. Instead, they help the skin repair itself naturally through a process called dermal remodeling. You start this process by having a flare-up or inflammatory process, which causes your skin to make new collagen (the elastic fibers that make skin tight, smooth, and youthful). The new collagen can be made when the skin is repaired. Collagen levels in the skin go down as we get older.
Three to six treatments monthly or biweekly are recommended to get the desired effects. In a series of microneedling treatments, elastic skin fibers can be increased. The epidermis (the outer layer of skin), which naturally thins with age, can be thickened and tautened by micro-needling treatment.
Microneedling can treat acne scarring, stretch marks, and surgical scars. The needles tear down the old scar strands that cling to the skin’s surface. Expect 4-6 sessions spaced about a month apart to treat these symptoms successfully.
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐨𝐧𝐞-𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐱 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐞. 𝐌𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐤𝐞𝐲.
Your skin is deteriorating by the minute. UV rays and pollutants contribute to further collagen degradation. To keep up with the aging process, professional treatments such as micro-needling or peels should be used at least 3-to four times a year and more frequently for more dramatic results.
𝗛𝗼𝘄 long 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗮𝘄𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗼𝘄𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲?
Here’s what most people need to know, but remember that your cooperation and devotion to post-procedure instructions will make it much easier:
There will be 1-3 days of redness that gradually fades to a pink color, some swelling for the first two days, and then a possible light peeling for the next 2 to 5 days. By the end of the first week, you should be able to tell the difference.
There’s no need to take time from work to do micro-needling. A sunburn-like sensation follows. It’s possible to put on makeup the day after your procedure, too. However, make sure to use a non-pore-clogging cosmetic product. The best makeup is mineral-based!
𝗕𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗺𝗶𝗰𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝗺𝗲𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲, 𝗶𝘁 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗯𝗲 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀.
Microneedling is a controlled microinjury to the skin that is performed with a high-speed instrument that rapidly and precisely injects around a dozen small needles into the skin, all the way to the dermis. When your body heals from these micro-injuries, it encourages collagen and elastin production, resulting in tighter, smoother, and younger-looking skin over the course of six weeks. This is a medical aesthetic procedure that a trained professional should only be carried out in a medical setting.
𝗠𝗶𝗰𝗿𝗼𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗶𝘀 𝗮 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗽𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗵𝘆𝗽𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗼𝗻𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝗳 𝗮 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻𝗲𝗱 𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝘀 𝗶𝘁.
For skin renewal, some say that micro-needling is superior to some lasers, such as CO2 lasers. I’d say so if done well. For the greatest results, have a trained expert execute your procedure. Pre and post-skin care regimens must be more extensive to get remarkable results. This is one of those instances where you get exactly what you pay for.
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