Microneedling is a cosmetic or dermatological procedure. Most of the Dermatologists all over the world use this procedure to treat various skin conditions. It is hard to believe that purposefully puncturing and wounding your skin can improve your skin tone, and reverse the signs of aging. That is exactly how microneedling works.
This procedure basically involves the use of a roller, pen or a wand fixed with sterilized mini-needles. This device is rolled over your skin to create tiny pricks which are only skin-deep. These pricks give your skin a chance to regenerate, producing more collagen and elastin, rightfully termed “collagen induction therapy”.
Increased collagen production boosts the health, radiance, and strength of your skin. You can notice your skin glow as early as after the first treatment but it can take a couple of months to see the full results of this procedure. This is because microneedling involves the growth of new skin.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling?
The main benefit of microneedling is increased production of collagen in your skin which helps combat aging effects and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Any intervention that encourages increased collagen synthesis can make skin look and act younger.”
The Best Way You Can Get More Collagen. (2018, May 15). Retrieved from Cleveland Clinic
The top 10 benefits
- Reduces the appearance of sun damage
- Shrinks large pores
- Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Addresses concerns such as acne and other scars on your skin
- Anti-aging effect
- Reduces the appearance of stretch marks
- Rosacea reduction
- Hair loss control
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Evens your skin tone and skin texture
Are there any Side Effects?
Dermatologists generally label microneedling as a safe and effective procedure. Still, there are a few side effects of this procedure with skin irritation being the most common one.
Other side effects include:
- Discomfort at the site
- Flaking of skin
Bleeding is an uncommon side effect of microneedling except in patients with a bleeding disorder or those taking blood-thinners.
Safety and Convenience
Microneedling is a minimally invasive and cost-effective procedure. You can undergo this procedure if you have overall good health. People who are taking any medications for acne or women who are pregnant cannot certainly undergo this procedure.
The total time of the procedure is approximately two hours and should be performed by a certified dermatologist or certified cosmetic.
Who is an Ideal Candidate for Microneedling?
You may be an ideal candidate for this procedure if you enjoy overall good health and do not take blood-thinners or anti-acne medications. Moreover, if you have certain skin conditions that haven’t responded to conventional treatments or other dermatological procedures, microneedling can be a procedure of choice for you.
People having certain skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis, a history of skin scars or exposure to radiation therapy, unfortunately, are not ideal candidates for microneedling.
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Samira is a Middle-Eastern beauty expert passionate about skincare and makeup. Samira lived in different Arabic countries and worked in some of the most prestigious beauty centres in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. That is how Samira acquired most of her knowledge about beauty and the Arabic skincare rituals.