Microneedling is a procedure by which tiny needles are applied to the skin to stimulate rejuvenation. Many think of it as solely a method to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, but microneedling also has other, lesser-known, benefits. When carried out by a professional clinician the process can be used for many different health, cosmetic, and aesthetic solutions
What Does Microneedling Do?
- What is microneedling?
- How does microneedling work?
What is microneedling?
In its simplest terms, microneedling is the use of multiple small, very fine needles to create light punctures in the skin. The needles are arranged on a “wand” that, when passed over the treatment area, causes tiny pinpricks to the outer layer of the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin).
How does microneedling work?
The minuscule skin “injuries” caused by the process trigger the body to synthesize collagen and elastin to rebuild the tissue. This strengthens the epidermis, causing it to repair in better health. Results are seen quickly and, when carried out by a reputable source, have little to no side effects.
In addition to the immediate results, the benefits of microneedling increase over time. This makes courses of treatment very advantageous when used for specific issues, such as those mentioned below.
The Major Benefits of Microneedling
- Anti-aging properties
- Hair growth stimulation
- Stretch marks, acne, and scars
- Cellulite reduction
One of the primary treatments microneedling is known for is that of treating fine lines and wrinkles. As we age the natural production of the building blocks of skin, collagen, and elastin, reduce. These are exactly what the process stimulates, making it very effective in reducing the signs of aging. Combining it with the use of topical anti-aging products brings about even more impressive results.
Hair growth stimulation
One lesser-known benefit of microneedling is that it stimulates dormant hair follicles. There’s increasing evidence that combining the procedure with that of using minoxidil lotion can increase hair restoration by up to 50 percent.
Stretch marks, acne, and scars
Stretch marks, in particular, are a difficult area to treat effectively. However, combining the more usual laser treatment with that of microneedling is proving very positive.
When it comes to acne marks and other scars, microneedling works to reduce their appearance by breaking down the unsightly scar tissue and encouraging new collagen and elastin to infill the area
Another aspect of microneedling that’s not so well known, it can be used to help reduce unsightly cellulite on all areas of the body. There are particular microneedling devices specifically designed for this use.
Microneedling results are temporary—unless combined with other treatments
- What does microneedling do? Short-term to long-term
What does microneedling do? Short-term to long-term
The process used in isolation will provide fairly instant results. But unless you combine this with other procedures it’s usual for these to be short-lived. That’s why DIY treatments get such a bad rap because it’s only when combined with aspects such as radio-frequency, laser, topical applications, and more, that the improvements in skin quality will have the sought-after longevity.
Such effective combinations can only be achieved through a professional source, so anyone looking for a genuine long-term treatment solution needs to consult and work with a trusted expert.
Contact Palmer Cosmetic Surgery To Discover Your Long-Term Microneedling Solution
Renowned cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Palmer, of Palmer Cosmetic Surgery, is dedicated to creating the bespoke treatment plan to target your microneedling goals. His extensive experience and second-to-none knowledge as to how to successfully combine the process with relevant complementary treatments is the crucial element to the desired microneedling results.
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