If you are reading this, then you have probably heard a few things about how microneedling can work wonders for your skin. You might be thinking that the latter seems to good to be true or that no way it can achieve the results that they are claiming. Learn the Science behind it though, and you will find that it makes to consider adding micro needling to your skin care regimen.
So how does skin needling work?
Simply put, micro-needling involves using a handheld roller infused with several fine-pointed needles that are pressed into the skin which you wish to treat. The skin roller consists of needles that are from 1-3mm long that penetrate the upper layers of the skin creating hundreds of micro injuries. This action triggers the skin’s natural healing process that can dramatically improve the appearance of the skin. How is this so?
The small injuries produced stimulates collagen in the top layer of your skin and breaks a few of the blood vessels directly under the skin surface. As the skin swells, it produces the correct environment for collagen and elastin formation. As you may already know, these two elements help reduce unsightly pores and rejuvenates the skin.
Is micro needling safe?
Although micro needling at home might seem a little extreme; it is relatively safe as the injuries created is exceptionally tiny (microscopic even) which means there is no trauma or lasting damage to the skin. People who have a low tolerance for pain yet still interested in the treatment can use a numbing solution (ice cubes will do) to lessen the agitation and make the process as comfortable as possible. Of course, if you are still concerned about how skin needling might affect your skin, it is always best to consult with your dermatologist first to rule out any underlying conditions that might adversely affect the results.
Skin needling products like the Dermapen 4 can be used on all skin types, including delicate skin. The end outcome will be thicker, tighter and smoother skin, increased blood flow to locations of poor healing, minimised the look of scars (including acne) and fine lines and increased potency of serums and moisturisers.
Additional results can consist of lessened stretch marks and hair loss. Microneedling can be done once every 6-8 weeks as long as the epidermis is healed. More importantly, collagen development can continue for as much as 12 months after one treatment.
Directions for effective Microneedle Therapy
Clean your skin then apply your favourite skincare cream. Apply a bit of pressure, roll it over each location of the face vertically, then horizontally four or 5 times in each direction. You ought to try to utilise it one or two times each week until the skin is conditioned. You can then increase it to 3 to 5 times a week.
So there you have it — a good look at what microneedling can do for your skin. If you have tried just about everything to reduce the appearance of scars and pores on your skin, then skin needling is an all natural solution worth considering.