As you grow older and the effects of age start showing on your skin, you notice wrinkles, the stress line,s and also sunspots. These things happen because the levels of collagen and elastin that your skin produces reduce as you grow older. Collagen and elastin are two substances that help smoothen your skin and make you look younger, they give your skin a younger and more healthy look.
The effect of age and time on the skin is not a disease, it is a purely natural occurrence. You may decide you like your new look and leave it that way, no harm. But if you have skin problems like scars, stretch marks, acne, hyperpigmentation and so on or if you want to reverse the hand of time without going under the knife, then microneedling is the procedure for you.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is essentially a skin care or skin treatment procedure which aims at inducing the skin to create more collagen and elastin so as to solve or erase blotches or issues on your skin. Microneedling involves the use of little needles to cause trauma on your skin and cause your skin to begin its natural reaction towards healing the trauma by creating collagen and elastin.
Below are some of the benefits of microneedling.
Benefits Of Microneedling Procedure
Microneedling, if done properly, is a procedure with very little side effects and plenty of benefits. Some of the benefits of microneedling procedure are:
1. Microneedling procedure can help treat Acne
Acne is a skin problem common with teenagers and also some adults. It should be noted that acne has no age limit, that it commonly appears among teenagers does not mean that adults don’t also experience it.
While it is not advisable that you perform a microneedling procedure over an active acne spot, you can always use microneedling to take care of any after effects or momento that is left on your skin by the acne.
Microneedling can also help treat or slim down large pores that is an effect of acne. When microneedling produces collagen, the collagen causes the stretching of the skin to erase wrinkles and slim down of large pores.
2. Microneedling can also help erase stretch marks and heal your scars
Microneedling solves a lot of problems that most people would go under the knife for. For example if you have a scar on any part of your body or you want to get rid of your stretch marks, microneedling is your safest bet.
By causing your body to produce collagen and elastin, microneedling kick starts your body’s natural reaction to trauma. Collagen and elastin erases stretch marks and also goes to the root cause of your scars to solve it.
Microneedling not only erases scars and stretch marks but also gives your skin a smoother and fresher look.
3. A properly done microneedling procedure can also make you look younger
If you’re not satisfied with how your skin looks, want to get rid of a scar or would like to get rid of wrinkles, the first solution that comes to your mind is plastic surgery.
Most people see plastic surgery as the ultimate solution to skin problems, but microneedling is a much simpler and less expensive method of giving your skin a younger look.
The procedure is done by using several tiny needles to drill tiny holes on your skin. These tiny holes in turn cause your skin to start a healing or regrowth process which smooths your skin, erases wrinkles and stretch marks, and also gives you a younger and healthier look.
4. Microneedling can also help erase hyperpigmentation & sunspots
Hyperpigmentation and sunspots are caused by several factors including inflammation, too much exposure to sunlight, hormones and the aging process. All these things reflect themselves in an uneven and blotchy skin tone.
If you have hyperpigmentation or uneven and blotchy skin, microneedling is the treatment you need.
Microneedling is a fairly simple process (in writing) but you shouldn’t let that stop you from consulting with a certified cosmetic medicine specialist before going through the process. It is not advisable that you try to do it yourself, as it can lead to expensive complications.
Finally, Microneedling is not a quick fix, your skin won’t change overnight. It will take time.