Microneedling for increased collagen production.
Looking younger than your real age is a big feat that a lot would not trade for anything. You actually may not be able to turn back the hands of time but you can hold back how fast you age in looks. Microneedling collagen induction therapy remains one of the most proven and most reliable ways of transforming your skin to a firmer smoother skin. It has a reputation of being able to incredibly initiate the stimulation of collagen and elastin growth hence it gives a delivery of an overall skin rejuvenation. Microneedling doesn't just make your skin glow, it is also known to reduce scars, stretch marks, open pores, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and black pores to the barest minimum. Because of the device used for it, microneedling is a fast and relatively comfortable procedure and it has a phenomenal ability to target multiple areas in a single attempt.
What Microneedling can do for you?
Microneedling as a procedure has a whole lot to offer. One of the most basic ones are as follows:
Increase in skin cell communication- The Microneedling procedure releases signals that shoots up the interaction between cells. These are the cells responsible for pigmentation, maintaining the barrier function then the production of collagen and elastin in the skin.
Reduction of skin imperfections- Microneedling sees to the promotion of the production of collagen and elastin by a natural auto-repair skin mechanisms, leading to the reduction in the visibility of skin imperfections.
A surge in the effectiveness of active skin ingredients- Microneedling see to the effective transportation of the active ingredients administered from the procedure deep into the inner layers of the skin leading to an enhanced and timely product absorption and effectiveness.
How does it work?
Production of collagen remains the master key to a more radiant skin. Microneedling is done by creating small perforations in the skin. These perforations are also called micro channels. This results in the stimulation of a healing response of the deep layers thereby encouraging your skin to produce new collagen rich tissue.
The key to more radiant skin is collagen production. The main reason why these micro channels are created during the procedure is to allow active ingredients from the administered skin care products to gain access to the core part of the skin and generate effective results. Very good microneedling devices work at a reasonable high speed so much so that you do not need anaesthetic purpose creams prior to treatment.
You can get optimum results by having a minimum of about three procedures to ensure a continual building of your elastin and collagen. Here, the recovery time for Microneedling is reduced to the barest minimum due to some good skin stimulation. There are chances of some level of redness for a maximum of 48 hours after treatment then the healing begins and your desired results starts getting obvious. There is also a chance that your skin is responsive to the sun post treatment so you may want to see to a regular use of sunscreen when you are out and about.
There are some risks that come with the microneedling procedure and it won't be a bad idea for you to get a bit familiar with them. You however must know that they are not so heavy compared to the positive effect of the procedure itself on your skin. Some of these risks are:
Mild pain: A topical anaesthetic is administered before the procedure and this helps in getting the affected area numb. This helps in controlling the sensation that may be felt during the procedure. Some patients however may still experience some very mild pains afterwards and the skin may also be reddish for a couple of days post the procedure.
Discolouration of the skin: A level of colour change may come up and it can be light or dark. This is very rampant in people of colour but it is very temporary.
Infection: The needle holes bored during the procedure are very tiny but is does not change the fact that they are open wounds and they have chances of being infected or irritated. You have to see to it that your skin is kept clean and hygienic as much as possible and also do all you can to avoid irritating lotions, swimming pools, gyms and some other possible factors that may open you up to possible infection. Cases of infections here are pretty scarce though.
Though some dermatologists belong to the school of thought that the much more expensive laser resurfacing may in most cases, produce more effective results however doctors regard microneedling as a more affordable and reliable alternative to fractional laser treatment. It saves you more money and it in most cases gives you a very close result if not the same. Fractional laser treatment is about four times the cost of Microneedling procedure and a good number of patients need about three to five laser treatments to get optimum results.
Please take note that there are some very important factors to consider before proceeding to this procedure. You may want to consult your dermatologist so as to share your expectations and have a good low down of all the risks involved. Also, you should check your calendar to be sure the pores have enough time for healing before your forthcoming events.