Do you want your youthful skin back? Try microneedling.
It is the fastest and easiest way to have your skin looking youthful again. Besides rejuvenating your skin, this special skin treatment can also get rid of acne, reduce scarring, blackheads and oil production.
Specifically, here are some of the reasons people undergo microneedling.
1. To Quickly Improve Skin Texture and Quality
After a one-hour session, your skin undergoes some pinpoint bleeding. This is actually a good thing. The bleeding and slight redness could take up to one-and-a-half days before it disappears. However, you will notice immediate improvements in the quality and texture of your skin. As the needles prick your skin, they activate the remodelling of the existing collagen while at the same time forming new ones. This makes your skin look younger since elastin and collagen are responsible for making your skin look plump.
2. To Reduce Scarring and Pock Marks
Microneedling reduces the difficult-to-treat acne scars. Scarring on your body invokes a process known as fibrosis, which is good because it makes your skin stick together. However, the glue under the skin is so strong it pulls down the skin, creating pork marks or scarring the surface of your skin. Through microneedling, the glue and fibrosis underneath your skin are broken up, allowing the skin to release the tenting, resulting in a smoother skin surface. Besides, with just a couple of treatments, you will see immediate results. Microneedling is ideal for small scars and uneven textured skin.
3. To Reduce Black Heads
Women who suffer from huge volumes of blackheads should find microneedling especially helpful. The treatment knocks out the blackheads through controlled trauma caused by thousands of needle pricks. After the treatment, you will immediately notice your face has fewer blackheads, especially around your nose. The size of your pores will also become significantly smaller for between three and four weeks after the treatment as healing and revascularization take effect. The blackheads do not disappear entirely. After three to four weeks, you will need to undergo the procedure again. However, you can achieve better results by following the recommended aftercare and applying Vitamin C serum.
4. To Treat Acne
Besides treating acne scars, microneedling also stops acne. How exactly it does this is not clear. However, it is possible the resulting reduction in sebum makes the skin less oily. The reduction in the skin’s oil production and blackheads result in the disappearance of acne scars. Whatever the case may be, microneedling is highly effective in treating acne, even when you have active breakouts.
5. For Skin Exfoliation
Any treatment that disrupts the epidermis causes some sort of exfoliation, which is the process of removing the uppermost skin layer, also known as the stratum corneum. This is where your dead cells live, and removing it leaves your skin looking smooth and fresh. Although not as good as dermaplaning when exfoliating, it nonetheless works.
6. To Look Younger
Microneedling removes wrinkles and fine lines that come with age. The result is a younger looking skin, which is what most people are after. It does this by breaking into your dermis’s upper level, releasing growth factors that “heal” or “repair” your skin by raising elastin and collagen levels. The resulting microtrauma also generates a myriad of tiny blood vessels that supply oxygen, blood and needed nutrients directly to the dermis. The result is fewer wrinkles and a tauter younger looking skin.
Microneedling involves causing microtrauma in a localized area of your skin to invoke a healing response. It features a pen with a head that has ten or more needles. As it vibrates at high speeds, it makes thousands of tiny piercings on your skin within a few seconds. This causes microtrauma to the area under treatment and invokes a healing response. The result is a smoother, better-textured plum skin.