How Does Micro-needling Change your Skin for the Better?
The micro-needling movement is on the rise.
Even men and women in their 20s are shifting their attention to this innovative skin rejuvenation procedure to look and feel young for many years to come.
What does micro-needling entail and how can it fight aging more effectively than other dermatological procedures?
If you want to find out more, continue reading.
Micro-needling and How It Works
Micro-needling pens such as Dermapen create miniature punctures on the skin which then results in controlled injuries on the superficial layers of the skin.
The epidermis is affected by this process as evinced by redness and superficial bleeding. The presence of bleeding and inflammation then prompts the body’s natural healing process.
During the healing process, growth factors, connective tissue proteins, and other chemicals involved in faster healing are produced at an efficient rate. Collagen, elastin, fibroblasts, and other growth factors then replace the injuries which will then be the foundation of new skin.
Based on studies, four sessions of micro-needling increase collagen and elastin production by up to 400% within a 6-month treatment period.
Although there is a rise in the popularity of at-home micro-needling treatments using derma rollers, in-clinic micro-needling sessions are the only skin rejuvenation procedure recommended by dermatologists and skin experts.
At-home micro-needling sessions, when done improperly, can do more harm than good on the skin. In addition, implementation of micro-needling at a clinic is safer due to its controlled and hygienic environment.
What skin conditions can be treated through micro-needling?
If you are suffering from common skin problems such as skin dullness, acne, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation, micro-needling is definitely worth a try. This procedure may be combined with other dermatological treatments for the best results.
In addition, micro-needling for younger individuals is an excellent regimen that prevents the premature development of aging signs due to sun exposure including wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines to name a few.