Microneedling is not a new treatment. Its predecessor, microdermabrasion has been a popular skin renewal treatment since the nineties – and it’s still being used today! Microneedling, though, goes a step beyond microdermabrasion, and we’re going to discuss just that in this short article today and more!
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, much like microdermabrasion, works by wounding the top surface of the skin. The main difference though is that while microdermabrasion uses abrasive crystals, microneedling on the other hand uses hundreds of needles. These needles are attached to either a handheld tool or a special pen, which are then applied to the skin’s surface.
This in turn creates small puncture wounds on the outer layers of the skin. Sounds pretty painful, right? Fortunately for us, it’s not. Anaesthesia is even further applied on the skin’s surface before the procedure in order to minimize whatever discomfort.
But what are these small puncture wounds for?
It is not a big secret that our body has its own healing mechanism. That’s why our wounds heal. In this case, once the wounds made on the surface of the skin heals, it will induce the production of collagen. This is also the reason why microneedling is also considered as a collagen induction therapy.
So now it leads us to the original question; the main objective of this article.
Does Microneedling work?
The answer is yes. Yes it does. What’s more is that because it triggers the natural processes of the body, the side effects are also close to none, as compared to other treatments which utilize chemicals and inorganic components.
Aside from the minimal side effects, there are still other known benefits to getting a microneedling treatment.
In the area of acne and scar removal, microneedling is only one of the options that a patient may choose to pursue in order to free himself or herself from scars. Other choices include laser therapy and chemical peels. However, both procedures carry their own cons; cons that microneedling can easily address.
Laser therapy’s major disadvantage is that it’s not suitable for all skin types, while chemical peels, on the other hand, has a long down time after the treatment. Microneedling doesn’t work this way.
For one thing, the microneedling treatment has very minimal downtime. You can even return to your regular chores the next day, though you’ll look a bit pink. And finally, it can liberate any person from wrinkles and scars caused by acne, regardless of the person’s skin complexion. This is actually microneedling’s greatest advantage.
This treatment surely is a wondrous thing, and a clever one too, utilizing the mechanisms already present within the body to work for it. Should you ever choose this treatment to diminish the scars and wrinkles you might have, we wish you the best of luck! Thanks to the popularity of this treatment, it would not be so hard for you to find a clinic that performs this treatment.