WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling works by stimulating the production of new collagen in the skin. This is achieved by puncturing the dermis with microscopic needles. The treatment utilizes the skins ability to heal itself, in turn triggering the production of new collagen. In addition to treating pores, fine wrinkles, loss of elasticity, minor scarring (including acne scarring) and sun damage it also enables topical products to penetrate deeper into the skin, increasing their effectiveness.
• Stimulates collagen production
• Improves skin texture
• Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
• Improves acne scarring
• Smooths and firms skin
• Treats pigmentation
HOW DOES MICRONEEDLING WORK?
Collagen is a protein that gives our skin its structure, working like a netting to hold skin cells together. It also gives skin a smooth and youthful appearance, as we have it in abundance when we are young. As we age, collagen starts to breakdown, which can lead to fine lines and wrinkles.
As the skin begins to repair itself, it turbo-charges the body’s natural ability to produce collagen. The tiny needles used in the procedure create microscopic channels in the dermis that stimulate that healing process.
The procedure improves skin texture, reduces the appearance of scars and creates a more youthful tone. It’s no surprise that this treatment has been hailed as a non-invasive way to achieve youthful, dewy looking skin.
Microneedling utilizes the body’s natural healing process to help rejuvenate and improve the skin. During a treatment session, a handheld device containing fine needles, usually stainless-steel or ceramic needles, is gently pressed or rolled against the problem areas of the skin to create small areas of trauma that activate the body’s internal healing mechanism. This mechanism works by encouraging natural production of new collagen and elastin, which will, in turn, lead to improved skin elasticity and smoother, plumper looking skin.
Microneedling is quickly gaining traction in the world of cosmetics as a simpler, safer, and more affordable alternative to surgery. Unlike invasive cosmetic procedures, the process of skin needling has little risk for complications when performed by a professional in a clean, sterilized environment. Any treatment or procedure that involves the skin will come with at least a slight chance for complications like infection or bruising, but Microneedling complications are actually very rare and mild when compared to other cosmetic procedures.
Usually, complications occur in cases where Microneedling was carried out in unsanitary conditions or proper post-treatment care was not taken. This is why it is so important to always ensure that any treatment or procedure you undergo is handled by a reliable, trustworthy source and that you always adhere to post-treatment instructions.
The notion of poking a bunch of tiny holes in your skin may sound strange or even scary to those squeamish of needles, but the process is actually fairly painless, and patients often find that the results far outweigh the slight discomfort that they experience during a session. Additionally, a topical anesthetic is used prior to needling in order to keep the patient comfortable and minimize this discomfort.
DOES MICRONEEDLING WORK FOR WRINKLES
Microneedling has been considered an excellent solution for reducing wrinkles and signs of aging. The process of needling the skin helps the body produce new collagen, which will fill in the lines that occur with wrinkles and smooth out the areas treated, resulting in younger looking skin. Though Microneedling treatments for wrinkles are commonly performed on the face, other parts of the body can also be treated.
Typically, the skin has a nice glow immediately following an Eclipse MicroPen micro-needling session. Results can be observed in as early as 30 days
MICRONEEDLING FOR STRETCH MARKS BEFORE AND AFTER
The lines that occur with stretch marks are often raised, hardened in texture, and possess a different color pigmentation than the skin. The pigmentation of these lines can be light pink, grey, or purple. Since Microneedling can fill in fine lines, smooth out uneven textures, and reduce the discoloration that occurs with pigmentation issues – this treatment is definitely a great choice when looking for a simple and effective method of treating stretch marks
Like all cosmetic procedures, micro needling isn’t without risk. The most common side effect is minor skin irritation immediately following the procedure. You may also see redness for a few days. Call your doctor if you notice more severe side effects, such as:
You may not be an ideal candidate for micro-needling if you:
- are pregnant
- have certain skin diseases, such as psoriasis or eczema
- have open wounds
- have had radiation therapy. recently
- have a history of skin scars
Finally, an awesome microneedling benefit is that this treatment isn't exclusive to the face. It can be done on any area of skin that needs to be repaired—particularly areas that display stretch marks or acne scars, like the legs, chest, back, and butt. As few as four to six sessions could make a difference in these problem areas.