The mere thought of hundreds of tiny needles poking your skin is enough to send shivers down your spine. It sounds painful. But what if we tell you that it is one of the hottest trends in the beauty industry these days?
From enlarged pores to acne scars, dull skin, and whatnot, microneedling is the latest cure for all these skin problems. Here's everything you need to know about microneedling.
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin procedure which uses thousands of very tiny needles on your skin. These needles create puncture wounds on the upper layer of your skin. These needle pricks don’t damage your skin and don’t hurt too much.
These tiny pricks on the skin trick it into believing that the skin is injured. Thus, the brain sends a message to increase collagen production on these so-called injured parts of the skin. This speedily generates new skin cells.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure performed by aestheticians, plastic surgeons, and dermatologists. It is considered a safe procedure and is found highly effective in treating skin conditions such as fine lines, acne scarring, wrinkles, pigmentation and brown spots.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
As mentioned before, it only feels like pinpricks and doesn’t hurt a lot. The procedure is performed after numbing the skin using numbing agents. This helps the professionals go as deep down into the skin as they think is needed without hurting the client. The skin is going to be a little pink after the procedure, which is normal. You may also have some tiny scabs from all the puncturing in the skin. But don’t worry, these go away in a few days.
What Areas Can be Treated with Microneedling?
Contrary to popular belief, microneedling is not just limited to the face area. In fact, it can be performed anywhere on the skin. Thus, many people use microneedling on areas such as buttocks, chest or legs and other areas of the skin that has a lot of stretch marks. It takes around 4-6 sessions, depending on the severity of the condition, to see visible results
Only Go to Professionals for Microneedling
Microneedling may be a minimally invasive procedure, but it is important to get it done by professionals only. After all, they are going to prick your skin with needles and they must have the knowledge and experience of doing it. Look for licensed aestheticians or experienced dermatologists. Consult with them to find out if microneedling is the most effective treatment for your skin condition or not.
Ask as many questions as you may have in mind regarding the procedure. Make yourself comfortable with the procedure before you go and get it done. Professionals may suggest some alternative treatment that may be more effective for your skin problems.
Microneedling is all the rage these days in the world of beauty. It may not be a completely painless procedure, but the discomfort does not linger for too long. You can get rid of your skin issues with microneedling. Consult with our licensed aestheticians to see if this is the best option for you.