Imagine using your body’s natural healing process to look beautiful! Now, you can with micro needling-aka the collagen induction therapy.
Microneedling is one of the most popular innovative skin treatments for a variety of skin conditions of both men and women.
The science of microneedling is to create micro-injuries in the skin to trigger collagen production. A microneedling pen or derma roller-a hand handled device with small needles on the top-is used. And what it does that it triggers the natural healing process of the injuries produced and helps to promote the production of collagen, which helps to minimize lines and tone and reduce pigmentation, in the same way as many other popular skin treatments.
What to expect from microneedling?
When you are getting a treatment, you must know the results and consequences of it. So, is microneedling worth it? Should you consider getting the treatment or do you actually need it or not? Keep on reading to find out!
Make sure what your skin concerns are:
Microneedling is usually used for:
- burn scars
- acne scars
- surgical scars
- stretch marks
- sun damage
- large pores
- sagging skin
- hair loss
If you suffer from any of these problems, you should definitely put this treatment at the top of your bucket list.
Preparing for the Microneedling treatment:
- Avoid sun exposure for 12 hours before the treatment.
- Don’t take an anti-histaminic medication for 24 hours.
- Arrive at the clinic with a clean face and no makeup.
- Don’t have micro needling performed if you are currently using isotretinoin (such as Accutane) or have used Accutane in the last six months.
Here’s what to expect if you decide to try microneedling:
- It is completely normal to have your skin become red and tight, feeling like you have been sunburned.
- You will feel slight pain and your skin will bleed a little.
- Your aesthetician or dermatologist might apply a topical numbing cream before the treatment to reduce the level of pain.
Your skin may feel tight, dry or sensitive to touch for 3 days. During this period, treat the skin gently by washing it with a gentle cleanser, and pat dry only using only your hands.
Avoid doing these activities for 48 hours, including:
- strenuous exercises
- jacuzzis, saunas, and steam baths
- Sun exposure
- Peeling and flaking of the treatment area may start three to five days after treatment. It happens as a result of increased skin cell turnover. Avoid picking, scratching or scrubbing at your skin. Use a lot of moisturizer (gentle) to treat dry skin.
- You can your daily skin care products again (If your skin feels irritated, avoid),
- Use makeup to cover up the redness and peeling.
After 2 weeks or more:
- The positive results of microneedling will become visible within two to four weeks. You can repeat the procedure as often as every four to five months.
- You may need three to six treatments to maximize your results. Six to eight sessions may be necessary when treating scar tissue.
BEFORE AND AFTER MICRONEEDLING RESULT FOR ACNE SCARS:
BEFORE AND AFTER MICRONEEDLING RESULT FOR HYPERPIGMENTATION:
LASTLY, BEFORE AND AFTER MICRONEEDLING RESULT FOR DARK CIRCLES: