The Basics Behind Microneedling For Better Skin

Microneedling has been practiced since ancient times, with its origins dating back to Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. This treatment has become more popular due to its numerous benefits, such as improving skin texture and fullness while causing minimal discomfort and shorter downtime for recovery. The fact that you can personalize it to fit each person’s needs is a nice bonus factor.

What is Microneedling?

Microneedling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy, is a cosmetic treatment that utilizes small, sanitized needles to stimulate collagen production. Your provider will put a numbing cream or ointment on the treatment area to minimize discomfort during the procedure, which can last anywhere from 15 minutes to a few hours, depending on the size of the area.

This product has been known to have potential benefits in improving the texture and appearance of the skin, including reducing the appearance of scars (including acne scars), fine lines, wrinkles, and enlarged pores.

Are There Different Types of Microneedling?

Yes, there are a few different types of microneedling including:

  • Traditional microneedling – just using an automatic pen or a roller that stimulates collagen production and aids with surfacing and enlivens cells.
  • Microneedling with PRP (Platelet rich plasma) or Human Growth Factors (Skincredible offers this variation of microneedling).
  • Microneedling with vitamin serums.
  • Mesobotox – or microneedling with small amounts of botox
  • RF (radiofrequency) microneedling – RF energy sent down the needle pins into the skin.

What Are The Benefits of Microneedling?

One of the key advantages of microneedling is its ability to activate and encourage the body’s natural collagen production. Collagen production naturally ceases in the body around age 25. Microneedling prompts new collagen and elastin matrices to form by causing microscopic damage and triggering the wound-healing process.

Other benefits of microneedling include:

  • Reduces the appearance of scars and stretch marks
  • Improve the appearance of sun damage, specifically hyperpigmentation and age spots.
  • Reduces the appearance of pores
  • Helps to improve the efficacy of topic skincare products (making those expensive skin care products work even better)

Who Should And Should Not Try Microneedling?

When it comes to who is a good candidate for microneedling, it boils down to who shouldn’t try it. For the most part, anyone looking to improve their skin at any stage of life including younger people needing help with acne or the more leveled-up individuals looking to fight off the signs of aging.

However, there are certain health conditions that would make microneedling a not-so-great choice for their skin. Those patients include anyone that has clotting or bleeding disorders or is taking medication to thin their blood. Individuals with skin conditions such as eczema or diabetes, or those with a weakened immune system, should also consider avoiding microneedling.

What To Expect?

So you’ve taken the dive and want to give microneedling a shot. The nice thing about microneedling is that unlike lasers and chemical peels, microneedling tends to be a bit easier on the skin with fewer side effects. Most patients will have redness or irritation in the treatment area for about 24 hours afterward. If you experience anything more, you should contact your provider and let them know.

Microneedling In Summary

Microneedling is a customizable treatment that you can combine with other methods to achieve your skincare goals. Those with certain health conditions should consult their primary care before embarking on this journey. Regardless of your age, you could be a candidate to help aid in everything from acne to aging. This is the ideal treatment for anyone looking for an outpatient procedure with no downtime and proven results.

Are you ready to give microneedling a shot?

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