This Microneedling Treatment and Its Usage

Popularly known as collagen induction therapy, Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that has a number of people talking. Microneedling treatment involves the use of numerous fine needles that create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds, or pores, in the top-most layer of the skin.

Although, it doesn’t sound appealing, but if performed by trained dermatologists, under controlled circumstances, the treatment is virtually painless and immensely effective.

Microneedling is used to:
– Improve skin tone and texture
– Diminish surface scarring
– Remove wrinkles and fine lines

Contrary to the popular belief, this collagen induction therapy is not new. It has been used for decades around the world for treating facial scars and in different forms such as hand rollers. It’s just that the mainstream dermatologists have embraced the cosmetic procedure in the recent years.

It was a widespread belief among various cosmetic dermatologists around the world that such a simple action of creating wounds wouldn’t be as effective as it’s believed to be. However, much to their surprise, it functions well.

How does Microneedling work?

Microneedling, also known as skin needling, is based on the application of a device covered with shallow needles that creates micro channels, or tiny holes in the epidermis, i.e. the skin’s top-most layer. Such a small scale injury on the skin surface works as a stimuli and prompts the skin to produce collagen, which subsequently plumps the skin and fill in the fine lines.

Stimulating the skin’s natural ability to heal and look younger makes Microneedling a therapeutic procedure leading to a cell turnover. With increased production of elastin and collagen, two of the skin’s most vital healing proteins, Microneedling prevents and heals the signs of aging.

Since the repair work begins immediately, the result is a thicker dermis, softened surface and reduced scars and fine lines. Also, since the epidermal pores heal and close swiftly, there’s no tissue destruction during this cosmetic procedure.

This collagen induction therapy works amazingly for surfaces sunken with pox and scars, and discolouration. Not just the face, for most part, Microneedling can be used for arms, legs, neck, back, abdomen and hands.

Is a dermatologist necessary?

While there are a number of devices available for Microneedling procedures for use at home, it’s highly recommended not to do so. The wounds carry with them an ever-present risk of scarring and infection.

Although, the treatment takes only about half an hour, people should understand that the possibility of an injury is real and the skin treatment is best left at the hands of a proficient dermatologist.