Plenty of people have things about their skin that they would like to change. Cosmetic skin procedures have exploded in popularity for exactly this reason. However, undergoing surgery can be pretty nerve-wracking and if you have a minor cosmetic problem like acne, you probably don’t want invasive treatment to deal with it. This is where microneedling comes in. This guide will explain everything you need to know about microneedling.
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves using tiny sterilized needles to puncture the skin. The punctures only go surface deep and are not intended to draw blood while the needles themselves are only 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters in diameter.
There are a number of benefits that microneedling can provide including a boost to collagen, improving the appearance of scars and even promoting hair growth. Additionally, it can be used to treat a number of conditions including:
- Hair loss
- Dark spots or patches on your skin (hyperpigmentation)
- Large pores
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Stretch marks
- Sun damage
- Fine lines and wrinkles
The aim of the procedure is to start your body’s healing process by sending collagen and elastin to patch up the punctures.
Microneedling can be done both in-office and by yourself at home, however, the in-office treatment is more effective and safer. The in-office procedure usually takes around 10-20 minutes and starts with a numbing cream rubbed onto the patient's skin so they don’t feel the needles. The practitioner will then use a roller with needles (derma roller) and roll it across the skin. Finally, a serum will typically be applied to the treated area at the end of the procedure.
For home use, a derma roller can be bought and applied in a similar way. However, it’s very important that the needles of the derma roller are properly sterilized before use.
Microneedling does take time for the results to be seen. Typically, you will need to undergo 4-6 procedures before the first signs of results appear. But the results are typically good and can lead to a 400% increase of collagen and elastin, a very good result for your skin.
There are some risks that can occur from microneedling. This can include redness, peeling skin and possible scarring. Additionally, if the needles are not properly sterilized, there is also a chance of infection.
If you are interested in a non-invasive way to deal with skin issues or perhaps even want to improve the general health of your skin, then microneedling may be a great option for you. It’s far easier and far safer than most other cosmetic procedures and has a track record of real results. If you want to feel complete confident, then it’s important to have a practitioner you can trust. Beyond Beauty Medical Spa is a premier practitioner of cosmetic treatments in the Newport Beach area. With a track record of success and experience, there really aren’t many better choices.