What is microneedling and how it works?
Microneedling is a type of therapy in order to reduce or remove the skin issues. The treatment is accomplished with the help of a device called microneedling pen that create tiny holes in the epidermis.
As a result collagen and elastin is produced to reduce the skin issues leaving the skin fresh, smooth and healthier. The damaged caused by microneedling is only limited to upper layer of skin and there is no pain feeling. There are also more skin benifits of microneedling.
Under what conditions microneedling can be done?
- Acne scarring that is mild and moderate
- Wrinkles and fine lines.
- Stretch marks.
- Skin texture and pore size
- Keloid scarring
- Surgical scarring
How you will look and what you can expect from microneedling?
Most of the people experience redness and some swelling immediate after the procedure. You may also feel some sunburn.All these things will last for 24-48 hours. After a few weeks you will notice a fresh, smooth and healthier skin with radiant appearance.
The full effect of the treatment cannot be expected shortly but it may take a few months. Before the procedure you must clean the skin and then apply some numbing cream in the affected area. For better result we use hyaluronic acid, vitamin c serum or skin lightener during the procedure.
A small handheld pen with 12 tiny needles having sterile and disposable tips is used to puncture the upper layer of the skin. The device equipped with multi speed and adjustable penetration depth allow needles to 90 degree vertically penetrate the upper layer of skin.
After finishing the treatment is over the hyaluronic acid is applied on the skin for hydrating , healing and skin protection.
The effects of microneedling and risks:
Microneedling improves the appearance stretch marks and reduce the pore sizes. It improves the quality of skin as well as texture of the skin too. Microneedling reduces the fine lines and wrinkles substantially and also improves the ugly looking from scars, surgery and accidents. There are lots of skin benefits of microneedling.
Since numbing cream is applied prior to the procedure the pain in the affected area is almost nil. Since the procedure takes an hour or more and the procedure is under clinical condition and all devices are sterile with disposable needle tips there is no chance of cross infection.
What type of skin is suitable and how often it should be taken?
Microneedling can be applied safely to all types of skin dry, oily, sensitive and acne prone skin. There is no risk for post- inflammatory hyper pigmentation. It can be repeated every 4-6 weeks until you achieve the desired result. For collagen and elastin induction at least 3 treatments is recommended.
The gap between two treatments should be at least 4-6 weeks. For scars reduction minimum 4-5 treatments is recommended. The number of treatment depends on what type of skin, what is the extent of damage. It is noted that there is no major side effects found from the procedure till to date. Whatever treatment you take you must be careful in microneedling aftercare.
How much effective microneedling and PRP combo treatment?
We have seen that microneedling is the process of puncturing the upper layer of skin in order to facilitate the production of new collagen cell and elastin while the PRP treatment is the process of injecting a small amount of plasma which is rich in platelets in the epidermis.
The combined affect is safe and very effective in removing different skin issues without any hazards. The platelet rich plasma therapy is also known as “vampire lift” offers excellent results.
Cellular regeneration and collagen production is the ultimate goal from this treatment of microneedling. In this process a small amount of blood is taken and the blood red cell is separated from plasma containing high count of platelets.
Then it is injected into the epidermis for production of collagen and elastin leaving the skin fresh, smooth and glowing.
Most effective treatment for microneedling:
- Improves wrinkles and fine lines, minimize large pores, and helps skin tightening
- It stimulates collagen and elastin production that promote skin rejuvenation.
- Microneedling improves surgical, accidental injury.
- It is very much effective in hyperpigmentation.
- This can also improve stretch marks.
What to avoid after microneedling?
- Always avoid retinoids and auto-immune disease for 24 hours before treatments.
- Avoid sun exposure in the affected area before 24 hours of treatment.
- Avoid this treatment if it has occurred within 6 months with accutane.
Does microneedling hert you?
A numbing cream is used before the treatment and so there less chance of pain and discomfort though the most sensitive area is the forehead and upper lip. The only minor side effects are the redness, swelling or bruising that last for maximum one day.
Then the skin turns to normal position. Sun exposure is completely restricted after the treatment. You can see the best result after 4-6 treatments and the gap between the each should be 4-6 weeks.
There is a continuous improvements overtime and the complextion will be bright more and more over time. The choice of microneedling device is very important while you can decide why derma pen is best for microneedling?
Can I do microneedling at home?
Microneedling or dermaroller therapy in home use is different than that of physicians office. The needles for home use is typically less than 1mm while in surgical procedure the size varies from 1-3 mm and their purpose is clear.
The home micrneedling is done to target the penetration of skincare products into the epidermis only. It is free from pain and no numbing cream is needed.
In this process of treatments the ingredients of skincare products such as retinol, vitamin C serum reach at depth of skin and the absorption capacity of skin is increased.
Conversely the surgical dermaroller is used to treat the wide variety of skin issues. These include wrinkles on face, acne scars, melasma, hyperpigmentation and so on.