Microneedling is a popular cosmetic treatment that is used to improve the appearance of the skin. It is a non-invasive technique that involves piercing tiny needles into the skin to create micro-injuries. These injuries trigger a natural healing reaction in which collagen and elastin are produced. The result is a firmer, smoother and younger-looking skin.
Microneedling treatment can be carried out in several ways. There are manual methods that use a dermaroller, as well as automatic methods that use an electric microneedling device. In any case, it is important that the treatment is carried out by an experienced professional in order to achieve maximum results and avoid injuries.
Microneedling has a number of benefits for the skin. These include:
Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines: Due to the production of collagen and elastin, the skin becomes firmer and smoother, which reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
Reducing Acne Scars: Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of acne scars by regenerating and smoothing the skin.
Reduction of Hyperpigmentation: By producing collagen and elastin, microneedling can also help to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and dark spots on the skin.
Improving Skin Texture: Microneedling can help to improve the overall skin texture by making the skin smoother and firmer.
Better penetration of skin care products: The tiny pinpricks in the skin also improve the permeability of the skin, which means that skin care products can penetrate the skin better and work more effectively.
Although microneedling is a relatively safe treatment, there are some possible risks and side effects that should be considered. These include:
Redness and swelling: Treatment may cause temporary redness and swelling of the skin, especially immediately after treatment.
Infection: if the treatment is not carried out by an experienced professional, infection may occur.
Hyperpigmentation: In rare cases, there may be hyperpigmentation or dark spots on the skin.
Injury: If the needles penetrate too deep into the skin, there is a risk of injury.
Skin sensitivity: People with sensitive skin may be more sensitive to microneedling than others.