If you have been searching for a solution for wrinkles and fine lines, or if you are wanting to recover the look of scars, increase your collagen, or boost hair growth, micro-needling is a rapid and practically pain-free procedure that will give you smooth, firm and youthful looking skin in a short amount of time.
What is Micro-needling?
Micro-needling is a procedure where super fine needles are inserted into the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation. The most common micro-needling device, called a derma roller. A derma roller is made with ultra-fine needles that range in size from 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters diameter. The punctures from the derma roller are basically tiny pin-pricks that just pierce the skin a tiny amount.
What Does Micro-needling Do?
Micro-needling will make your skin look desirable, pink and glowing for a few weeks. What it does is pierce your skin and makes it swell up, become inflamed through shallow swelling. Long-term effects have been shown in studies to increase collagen and elastin by up to 400% in skin treated with four sessions spread out one month apart.
Micro-needling is also referred to as collagen induction therapy because it encourages collagen production and strengthens the epidermis. When the derma roller runs across the skin, the tiny needles create miniscule injuries to the epidermis which in turn triggers new collagen fusion. Each of these tiny injuries generates a channel which triggers your body to create new elastin and collagen to seal the minute wound. The best part about this procedure is that it has no major side effects and the results are fantastic.
The core benefits of Micro-needling include:
Reduction of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
As we get older our skin loses elasticity, and with the loss of collagen and elastin our skin become saggy and we get wrinkles. The production of natural collagen and elastin is stimulated by micro-needling which in turn reduces fine lines and wrinkles fast. Micro-needling is relatively cheap in comparison to other similar procedures like light and laser treatments, and you will have a very quick recovery time in comparison as well.
Improves Unsightly Scars
Micro-needling is recognized as a fantastic way to make scars look less prominent. It helps to reduce the appearance of surgery or acne scars. Micro-needling procedures break down old tissue and activates the production of new collagen and elastin.
Reduces The Appearance of Stretch Marks
Most stretch marks are difficult to treat and there is not a great deal of cosmetic treatments that can get rid of them. Micro-needling can improve the appearance of stretch marks greatly, especially when combined with other treatments like laser therapy.
Prevents Signs of Aging
Micro-needling dramatically slows the early signs of aging as well as stopping new wrinkles or fine lines from appearing. When combined with dependable antioxidant serums, micro-needling helps to regain a youthful radiance.
Micro-needling stimulates inactive hair follicles
Micro-needling also creates new hair growth. A recent study showed that 82 % of the micro-needling test subjects reported a 50 % improvement in hair growth.