If you’re looking to rejuvenate your skin, but not interested in invasive procedures that involve messy injections or long recovery periods, you may want to take a peek at microneedling. Microneedling involves the repeated pricking of your facial and/or neck skin with tiny needles in order to trigger your body’s natural healing response. While that may sounds painful or scary, the truth is far from it. Microneedling is a natural, easy, and relatively painless procedure and it just might be right for you.
How Microneedling Works
While it may sound a little daunting, microneedling is a relatively painless procedure that gets its powerful skin transforming abilities just by triggering your body’s own natural healing response. The very thin needles simply create tiny micro-channels in your skin that your body responds to with healing processes. These natural processes include an increased production of collagen and elastic and the generation of new skin cells and increased cell turnover rate.
What Microneedling Can Do for You
By activating the body’s natural healing response that induces collagen and elastin production, microneedling can help smooth and rejuvenate your complexion. Collagen and elastin play key parts in keeping skin flexible and bright and enhance that youthful look. Thus, the natural collagen and elastin production trigged by the needles can help reverse or prevent wrinkles and will lessen or remove troublesome acne scars. Furthermore, your body’s healing response results in increased cell turnover, which can help fade discoloration and sun damage, giving you a more even complexion. The addition of radio frequency (RF) to microneedling can enhance these benefits. RF microneedling treatments add radiofrequency waves to your procedure which heat the deep layer of your skin, promoting further collagen production.
Why Microneedling is Easy and Effortless
While some facial procedures can have very long recovery period, microneedling has a very short repair time. While you may experience some initial redness after your treatment, you will notice an improvement usually within one to two hours. You also only need a few microneedling treatments to get a stellar effect. Working with a trained and board-certified esthetician, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon with lots of experience can ensure you’ll get the most out of each session with minimal effort and impressive results.
If you have a facial imperfection you’d like to address or are just looking to give your skin a refresh, microneedling can help you clear up your issues and brighten your complexion naturally in just a few sessions with minimal effort.