Regardless of the individual reason, most of us want to have healthier, better-looking skin. It can provide us with some much-needed confidence in our personal and professional lives. Having said that, wanting to have healthy skin and actually obtaining healthy skin are two different things.
While there are several different methods or treatments you can use, we recommend that you think about microneedling. Microneedling is an extremely popular skin rejuvenation service that can help resurface your skin. Regardless of the size or location of the rejuvenated area, you may want to place some serious thought into obtaining this treatment.
Microneedling: Benefits and Aftercare
If you haven’t yet heard of microneedling, it is a skin rejuvenation procedure that uses a small pen of so-called “micro” needles to puncture the top layer of your skin. By penetrating that top layer, the needles—moving at 5,000 to 8,000 revolutions per minute—stimulate your collagen, which is responsible for your skin elasticity.
Essentially, it is like working out your muscles. Applying slight trauma and stress to your skin releases growth factors that can lead to cosmetic benefits. By stimulating your skin’s collagen, microneedling can reduce the appearance of things like stretch marks, wrinkles, and scars. Along with this, microneedling can provide reduce blackheads and hyperpigmentation, exfoliate your skin, treat acne and cystic acne, and even your skin tone and skin texture.
Even though it does involve needles, microneedling is not excessively painful. About 15 or 30 minutes before undergoing the microneedling process, you would have an anesthetic cream applied to the skin. A hydrating serum is also applied during and after the procedure so that you are comfortable. While some recipients state that microneedling can cause a mild stinging sensation, most report little (if any) pain.
Most patients make a full recovery 24 hours after the procedure. That said, some have reported some dryness and slight flaking in those hours. It is also recommended that patients do not exercise and avoid exposure to the sun three days after the treatment. Finally, they should not exfoliate for 14 days after the procedure.
While patients will typically see results after one treatment, more treatments may be necessary. For instance, if you are trying to repair pre-existing damage, you will likely need more than one treatment (perhaps three to six treatments). If, on the other hand, you want to brighten an already healthy complexion, one treatment will likely be sufficient.
A Promising Treatment
Ultimately, if are looking to rejuvenate your skin or correct some sort of skin issue that you are experiencing, we recommend that you look into microneedling. Microneedling, as we discussed above, can offer a wealth of skin benefits with little to no pain.
As before pursuing any treatment, however, it is important to do your research. Also consider speaking with your dermatologist, as he or she will be able to offer more insights on microneedling. By completing your due diligence, you will be in a great position to make the best choice for you. Good luck!