Are you curious about microneedling but scared of injections? You aren’t alone! This guide will help to ease your fears.
If the sight of needles terrifies you, take note. Microneedling isn’t about large needles that puncture the skin. Rather, the needles themselves are practically imperceptible and located inside an apparatus that is applied over target areas.
‘Out of sight, out of mind,’ they say, and despite not being painful or feeling invasive, this treatment does one thing that few expensive creams and treatments can: it stimulates the production of collagen and elastin – the skin’s basic building blocks.
Why Is Collagen So Important?
As time goes by, collagen levels in the skin naturally drop, leading to lines and folds and a loss of firmness. As stated by the experts at Viva Day Spa, stimulating its production via microneedling has a variety of effects – including smaller pore size, the reduction of acne scars, diminished lines and wrinkles, tighter skin, and a more even complexion.
It can also be used on the body to target stretch marks and scarring. Microneedling achieves hits by creating tiny, imperceptible ‘wounds via the needles. Doing so ‘forces’ your skin to start a wound healing response, and the result is firmer skin that has an improved ability to ‘stretch’.
What Is A Microneedling Treatment Like?
The treatment involves applying a ‘microneedling pen’ that contains needles ranging in length from 0.5mm to 3mm. It usually lasts around half an hour, after which most people notice a little redness and swelling.
Some results are almost immediate, but peak benefits are visible around six weeks after the procedure. This treatment allows you to continue with daily activities immediately after your treatment, and you can start wearing makeup again around three days after the procedure when the skin has healed. Some people need four to six sessions over several months to obtain the desired results, while others are happy after a couple of sessions.
Alternatives To Microneedling
Another similar treatment relies on nanofractional radiofrequency technology to achieve the same thing (collagen and elastin formation). This type of treatment delivers energy to the deep dermis to reduce scarring, tighten skin, and improve texture. Like microneedling, it causes a little redness and swelling but does not interfere with your daily activities. It can also be used to target acne scars.
Microneedling is a popular treatment for those seeking an anti-aging effect without the use of Botox or fillers. It essentially stimulates the building blocks of the skin to achieve more smoothness, firmness, and luminosity. As a lunchtime treatment, it is being embraced by busy execs who can are keen on making the most of their lunch break by defying gravity at a spa.