Can hundreds of tiny needle pricks really make your skin look better? In short, yes.
Originally known as ‘Collagen Induction Therapy’, Microneedling is now a well-documented skincare treatment option for overall skin rejuvenation. The major benefits of microneedling include: the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines, improves the appearance of scars, and reduces the appearance of stretch marks, and prevents the signs of aging.
Here are some things you might want to know before your treatment….
Q: How does microneedling work?
The “controlled injury” treatment process opens up your skin with tiny tears helps to refresh sun damaged skin and actinic keratosis, address pigmentation, smooth out wrinkles, and or make scars from acne less varicella (chickenpox) scars noticeable.
Q: What skin conditions does it treat?
A: Wrinkles, sun-damaged skin and pigmentation, and acne scars, smooth out the skin on thighs and reduces the appearance of stretch marks on the stomach. Overall, it promotes skin rejuvenation
Q: What are the risks associated with microneedling?
A: Minor pain. A topical numbing agent helps control the “pokey” sensation you might feel during the procedure.
Infection. Although the holes are tiny they are open wounds. Keep your skin clean and avoid any irritants
Skin discolouration. Darker skin tones may experience discoloration may occur but this is temporary.
Some final tips:
- If you have any concerns with regards to a skin procedure, consult your dermatologist
- Remember that sun protection is essential before and after any procedure for optimal results
- Give yourself time to heal before any upcoming important engagement or event