Dermatologists, professionals and other people who have tried microneedling facial are calling it the next big thing in the anti-aging therapy of the skin. No wonder why microneedling is also called a collagen induction therapy as well.
You see, this treatment uses extremely fine and thin needles (hence the name microneedling) that will create invisible puncture holes into your skin where it is applied to the top layer of it.
It may not sound so safe or appealing but this is a really minimally invasive method that boosts collagen production and really works wonders for the glow and elasticity of your skin.
The microneedling before and after results from patients who have tried this revolutionary method is astonishing.
They use microneedling for acne scars, for wrinkles, fine lines or even just to improve the glow of their skin.
You can have your microneedling treatment done in the comfort of your home, or in-office by a trained dermatologist, by an aesthetician or even by a plastic surgeon.
This painless process involves using a dermaroller that is a small pen – like a handheld stick that has a roller attached to it which is covered in super – tiny needles. These needles create puncture wounds on your skin that are completely safe but trigger your body’s healing processes that heal these wounds and the scars, wrinkles or fine lines along with them.
Read more about the process of micro needling below:
What is microneedling? Microneedling is a collagen boosting process that heals any impurities on your skin no matter on which area it is used.
But the great thing about the micro needling facial is that it triggers your own healing abilities instead of using harmful peeling acids and other chemicals.
This is why dermatologists and aestheticians all around the world are starting to recommend it as the main facial therapy.
Is microneedling effective? The microneedle therapy is very effective starting from the first treatment because it addresses the problem areas right away.
You don’t have any chemicals waiting to penetrate into the top layer of your skin, instead, you have needles that effectively work on your problematic places.
Another thing to add is that scientist say microneedling is not just a way to reverse the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but it is also a way to stop the aging process altogether.
This is because your skin cells will be more active with each future microneedling treatment, not allowing the appearance of new wrinkles at all.
What does a microneedle derma roller do? As we said before, the derma roller is a pen-sized instrument that has needles which penetrate the top layer of the skin creating puncture wounds. This in return results in a strong cell – turnover where your skin has to create natural elastin and collagen.
The production of these two substances reverses and prevent the signs of aging, the acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles and other skin problems you might be facing.
In fact, professional aestheticians and dermatologists say that the microneedling therapy works just like the lasers do.
It is effective in the same way, where the sole difference is that this is a minimally invasive treatment and laser therapy isn’t and microneedling “injures” the skin mechanically with needles instead of using light or heat as lasers do.
Is microneedling safe? The needle therapy for skin is practically painless and extremely effective, so there is no need to be afraid to undergo this skin treatment.
However, we do have to say that visiting a derma clinic is the best and safest place to have a microneedling facial done – especially if this is your first time encountering this kind of anti-aging, anti-scar treatment.
The only feeling people report feeling is a tingling sensation similar to exfoliation in the term of scratching your top layer of skin.
How to use microneedle? Using the microneedle at home is only advised if you have already undergone a previous microneedling treatment at your dermatologist’s office. This is solely out of safety reasons because you need to know what to expect and exactly how it is performed.
Once you do, then using a derma roller at home is quite simple.
Namely, you should clean your face from any makeup, creams or makeup remover residue and start by applying a microneedle serum.
The serum you are using is extremely important in terms of how your skin reacts and how fast it heals after the microneedling treatment.
This is why you should always choose one from a trusted brand that guarantees utmost care and nourishment to your skin.
How often should you use a microneedle roller? The number of times you undergo a microneedling therapy at your doctor’s office or at home really depends on the seriousness of problem you have.
In the beginning, more treatments at closer intervals are required, and then as results start to appear, you can stop using the microneedle roller so often and only continue once a month or so, in order to maintain the wanted results.
Your dermatologist will be able to correctly estimate the exact number and the intensity of usage after examination.
What to use on skin after microneedling? The microneedling aftercare is extremely important if you want your skin to heal faster and to keep the results of this therapy.
Namely, if you don’t apply the correct after creams, redness and harshness of the skin might appear and you will not achieve the wanted soft glowing effect.
As professionals advise, hyaluronic acid and antioxidant serum are the best aftercare products.
Afterward, make sure to always apply hydrating creams because your skin mustn’t be dry at any time after the treatment.