Are you interested in getting a skin needling treatment but have been on the fence due to any concerns you have heard about the latter? Such matters are only natural especially if you know nothing about the procedure. However, it would be prudent to start digging for answers especially if you have tried just about everything else to try and alleviate your skin problem. In this article, we aim to help you do just that!
Is microneedling effective? Will it help me with my skin problem?
As you may already know, skin needling is a skin surgery that revolves around pricking the skin the thousands of small needles to promote collagen production. The process is similar to the healing process that immediately takes place when you sustain a small wound on the surface of the skin but a much more controlled and precise level.
With enhanced collagen production, the skin enters a phase of renewal or rejuvenation which in effect, naturally restores the healthy and youthful state of one’s skin. In a nutshell, this is how microneedling essentially works and has shown great potential in diminishing signs of acne scars, stretch marks, hyperpigmentation and fine lines.
Will skin needling hurt?
Reputable skin doctors often use some of the best microneedling pens on the market that is designed to yield as little damage to the skin surface as possible. As a result, most patients describe the treatment as painless and mildly uncomfortable at best. Additionally, a numbing cream is applied to the skin which helps ease any discomfort and sensation throughout the procedure.
Of course, tolerance for pain is a purely subjective matter although most people would agree that it is but a minor inconvenience when you consider its’ benefits. Specialised devices such as Dermapen 4 for skin needling are incredibly precise and inflicts very tiny punctures on the skin (no more than 1.8mm in depth) and practically invisible to the naked eye.
How long will the results last?
Perhaps the best thing about skin needling is that the process is entirely natural. Hence patients can expect whatever benefit they get to last indefinitely.
Most patients undergoing skin needling for the first time notice an improvement almost immediately after the treatment, and the benefits of collagen induction can persist for up to 6 weeks. These results do not ever go away and stays with the patient.
Of course, it is not to say that your skin will look young and vibrant forever because of skin needling. Collagen levels in the body naturally decline with age. Hence you can look at skin needling as more like colouring your hair when it turns grey due to old age. The coloured hair lasts indefinitely but over time, grey hair will start to emerge and will require additional treatment.
As an anti-ageing measure, skin needling can be safely repeated after six weeks and up to 3 times per year.
Are you still hesitant to try skin needling or have a question that was not addressed in this article? If so, then the best way to get answers is to speak with your skin doctor about the treatment. The results might surprise you and end up wondering why you have waited so long in the first place.