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What Is Microneedling Treatment?

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Brian Deckard

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A microneedling treatment, or collagen induction therapy, is the best way to deal with scars, wrinkles, and even stretch marks. It involves the use of a device with tiny needles that are meant to poke holes in the skin surface. This is a therapeutic process that produces “micro-injuries” across the skin surface. This prompts the skin to produce new collagen to heal the injuries. This results in the filling of any fine lines in the skin. It plumps the skin to make it look younger.

This treatment, admittedly, is not for everyone. The use of needles will make it just plain scary. But if you have a severe case of acne scars and if you really want to do something about your wrinkles and stretch marks, this is the best way to do it. If you want to do something about skin discoloration and to have a thorough rejuvenation of your skin, this is what you need. It is not just for the face. It can also be used for the arms, legs, back, abdomen, and hands.

Although there are devices being sold in the market that will allow you to do this at home, dermatologists will advise against it. Since this procedure involves creating wounds in the skin, it has to be done by a skin expert. Scarring and infection are only among the few things that could go wrong. The devices will make the procedure easier but it will be most effective if it is done by a dermatologist or by a skin expert.

So what can you expect from a microneedling treatment?

Since it involves the creation of small injuries in your skin, the dermatologist will apply an anesthetic cream to keep the comfort level as high as possible while the treatment is going on. A light layer of saline solution can also be applied because a well-lubricated skin will make the device glide smoothly on the skin. The dermatologist utilizes a pen-like microneedling device over the skin until the whole surface is covered.

This process usually takes about an hour minutes or less. The length will depend on the surface that will be treated. After the process, your skin will look like it is sunburned. This redness will not go away immediately but it will lighten after a couple of days. The effects will also not be immediate since collagen growth happens over a few weeks and up to a couple of months. Depending on the gravity of the skin’s condition, the couple of sessions might be needed to achieve the results that you want. Usually, a minimum of 3 sessions will be required. It is spaced between a 4 to 6 weeks or one month to give your skin time to recover.

Microneedling treatment may seem like a scary process to go through but you have to believe that it can be painless if the right device is used. Some people will say that it can be irritating but the feeling is not as unpleasant as they expected. So if you think that your skin requires this procedure, go ahead and be brave. You will have younger and healthier-looking skin as a result.

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