Surely you’ve previously heard of the term “Microneedling” because it’s a booming treatment in the aesthetic world, but what exactly does it mean? If you’re thinking it means “very small needles”, then you’re absolutely right. This treatment, also known as “Collagen Induction Therapy” is trending for many reasons. It’s known to be a complexion enhancer that literally conquers almost all symptoms of aging. If you’re looking for that glowing, youthful complexion, search no more. There’s not much that Microneedling can’t do! Here are five things that nobody has every told you about Microneedling and why it’s the go-to treatment for complexion perfection.
1. Collagen Production
Collagen is a protein that is naturally produced in our bodies and is found in our muscles, bones, tendons, circulatory system and most importantly the skin, at least for the purposes of this discussion. Collagen acts as a glue, holding our body together. It’s also very good for hair and skin. The bad news is that over time, our body’s production of collagen begins to slow, which is ultimately one of the main reasons why we form wrinkles and begin to have less elasticity in our skin. Microneedling treatment consists of tiny little needles that puncture the dermal layer which stimulate collagen production to restore what has been lost over the years.
2. Microneedling Tackles Almost Every Sign of Aging
- Skin laxity
- Large pores
- Fine Lines
- Sun/age spots
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation
Whether you suffer from one or all four of these aging symptoms, Microneedling itself drastically improves the complexion due to collagen production. The end result is more radiant, youthful skin. What more can you ask for in a treatment?!
3. Quick, Easy and Painless
Microneedling treatment takes about 45 minutes and is an in-office procedure that requires no general anesthesia. A topical anesthesia is applied for roughly 30 minutes and the face is cleansed with surgical-grade cleanser. A hand-held Microneedling pen is then passed over the face, neck and chest to start the process of collagen production. You’ll be out the door after only one hour and back to your daily routine.
4. No Downtime!
A great advantage of Microneedling treatment is that it there is minimal downtime after the procedure. The most common symptoms are comparable to sunburn including slight redness and tenderness which lasts up to 72 hours. During this time, it’s especially important to stay in the shade or wear a hat to protect the skin while it’s healing. Over the next few weeks, collagen will be produced and the final result will be noticed at about one month post-treatment.
5. PRP Boosts Microneedling Effects for an Even Better Outcome
Microneedling in conjunction with PRP (platelet rich plasma) has shown to
drastically boost the efficacy in the reduction of signs of aging. The platelets in PRP contain growth factors that naturally regenerate aged or damaged cells and promote healing in the body. Other vitamin-rich serums are also more effective when used with Microneedling, so it’s a good idea to integrate a medical-grade skin care regimen with a broad-spectrum sunscreen to maintain the amazing results from Microneedling.
Microneedling is without a doubt one of the best non-invasive treatments you can do to prevent and eliminate practically every sign of aging with results seen in as few as 3 treatments! To learn more about skincare and Microneedling, contact an experienced and qualified Facial Plastic Surgeon who can help you reach your aesthetic goals.