If you are dealing with recurring acne or have a lot of acne scars, then microneedling could be a treatment you can consider. We know that it sounds quite intimidating, thanks to the word ‘needle’ in it, but wait till you find out more.
Microneedling is nothing but a more effective facial treatment that involves the use of a numbing cream. It helps deal with everything from acne scars to enlarged pores and aids in building collagen, thicken the skin and make it look more radiant and smooth. Here is everything you need to know about this skin care trend...
- What exactly is microneedling?
- Who is it suitable for?
- Is it only for the face?
- Is it painful?
- What should be done afterwards?
What exactly is microneedling?
Microneedling is a procedure where thousands of tiny needles are used to create punctures on the topmost layer of your skin. These needle pricks make your skin think that it is injured and therefore it accelerates collagen production and healing. This process is used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, acne scarring, fine lines, brown spots, pigmentation, and improve the overall skin texture. Microneedling is performed by trained dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and aestheticians.
Who is it suitable for?
This treatment doesn’t use heat and usually works fine for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It is a great option if you are looking at giving your skin a smoother texture by filling in acne scars or clear those small bumps from clogged pores. Before booking an appointment, ensure that there are no inflammations on your skin.
Is it only for the face?
No, this procedure isn’t exclusive to the face area. Microneedling is an amazing procedure that is effective anywhere the skin on the body needs to be thickened. For example, those areas that have stretch marks, like the legs, chest, or butt.
Is it painful?
Microneedling is a fairly painless procedure, provided you use a numbing cream in the area that needs to be treated. You may experience some pain that usually passes away pretty quickly. Your skin may appear to be slightly pink or there maybe some tiny punctuate scabs after the treatment, but don’t worry as these are not permanent.
What should be done afterwards?
While there isn’t a great deal of precautions that you need to take, but it would be advisable to avoid wearing any makeup for the rest of the day. Also, don’t use any skincare product with too many active ingredients for a few days as this could irritate your skin.