Micro needling is a skincare treatment that involves using a device to puncture the skin with tiny needles. The purpose of micro needling is to stimulate collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. In this blog post, we'll discuss everything you need to know about micro needling, from how it works to what you can expect during and after treatment.
How Micro Needling Works
Micro needling works by causing controlled micro-injuries to the skin. This triggers the body's natural healing response, which results in increased collagen production. The new collagen helps to fill in wrinkles and scars, resulting in smoother, younger-looking skin.
Micro needling can be performed using a manual device or an electronic device. Manual micro needling devices, also known as derma rollers, are roller devices that are covered in tiny needles. Electronic micro needling devices use fine needles to puncture the skin and also deliver radiofrequency energy below the surface of the skin. This energy helps to further stimulate collagen production.
Benefits of Micro Needling
The main benefit of micro needling is that it can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars. It can also help improve the texture of your skin and make your skin look brighter. Micro needling can be used on all skin types and can be performed on both the face and body.
Side Effects of Micro Needling
Micro needling is generally safe and well-tolerated; however, there are some potential side effects that you should be aware of before undergoing treatment. These side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, itching, and bleeding. Most side effects are mild and resolve on their own within a few days. More serious side effects are rare but can include infection, scarring, and changes in skin coloration. It's important to note that these more serious side effects are more likely to occur if you have a history of keloid scarring or if you undergo treatment with a dirty needle or device.
If you're looking for a skincare treatment that can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and acne scars, then micro needling may be right for you! This minimally-invasive treatment involves using a device to puncture the skin with tiny needles, which triggers the body's natural healing response and results in increased collagen production. Although there are some potential side effects associated with micro needling—such as redness, swelling, bruising—most side effects are mild and resolve on their own within a few days. So if you're considering this treatment, be sure to consult with us at Visage Laser and Skin Care!