4 Benefits of Microneedling

4 Benefits of Microneedling

Everyday there are countless new skincare products and techniques that claim to offer the best most effective results. Although some have evidence for effectiveness, not all actually work for every type of person. Microneedling has recently gotten quite a bit of hype recently for its claims of treating serious facial scars while also preventing the aging process and stretch marks. However, before you embark on any new skin treatments, it is vital to understand the effects it may have, both positive and negative.

Collagen Production


One of the main benefits to microneedling is its ability to rebuild collagen and restore elasticity even to damaged skin. The prickling of skin from the tiny needles encourage the surface of the skin to revive the dead skin cells. When the skin heals itself what resurfaces is stronger, tighter, and smoother skin. Microneedling is basically a collagen induction that will restore skin to its healthiest state. The dermaroller you use should not be deeper than .5 when you first start otherwise a strong numbing cream will be necessary.

Hair Loss Treatment


Aside from producing collagen for the improvement of skin in general, microneedling has also been linked to helping the regrown of hair loss. There has already been evidence that shows that the procedure helps to prevent (or even treat!) hereditary hair loss like alopecia. The  process of pricking the skin with tiny needles is thought to also help with regenerating the hair follicles to reopen and grow. For areas on the scalp that no longer grows hair, it is thought to help induce the stem cells and open the pores that have closed out.



Acne And Scar Resurfacing


For skin and acne in general, microneedling has been identified as one of the best ways to get long term results. After each treatment, microneedling reduces the size of pores of even the most sundamaged skin areas, to lighten acne scars, and to prevent further break-outs from occurring. The new skin then grows after treated. When followed by a dermaroller, a fresh layer of skin is reveal that would otherwise be trapped underneath.  The skin tissue that grows back will be firmer and more youthful. The best part is that the skin that comes out will be less susceptible to damage after time passes. Just make sure that you protect the new skin for a few days after treatment, as your skin will be more sensitive than usual.

Long Term Results


The last, and probably best, benefit to microneedling is the fact that the results are long lasting. So long as you are consistent with treatment, the skin will continuously improve and strengthen. However, along with these many benefits, it is also vital to educate yourself on the possible side effects as well.




Possible Side Effects To Microneedling:



Sun Sensitivity


One of the most common side effects to this treatment is that your skin will be more sensitive to the sun at first. It is crucial to maintain sun protection with sunscreen, a hat, and glasses after treatment to prevent burning. If the dermatologist you work with also provides anti-itch cream, also apply it as often as needed to prevent irritation.



Peeling may also be a side effect you experience after treatment, this is due to the old skin cells falling off. This is also more likely to happen if you have naturally dry skin. Moisturize more often than you normally would after microbeedling treatment because your skin will need it in order to regrow properly. Avoid applying too much chemicals on to your face to prevent further dryness. Also, do take into account any major irritations on your face that may be more than simple redness.


Overall, microneedling offers a lot more benefits with side effects that are only minor in comparison to other skin enhancing treatments. The results and success rates definitely make it a treatment worth doing. Before you do go out and get it done yourself for any of its benefits, be sure to consult a reputable dermatologist or esthetician. The last thing you want is to do this treatment incorrectly and on skin that cannot withhold the after effects.


Further benefits and side-effects of microneedling can be found here and here.

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