Posted on: 5 April 2023Share
If you are getting older you may start noticing fine lines and wrinkles appear on your face, as well as many more problems. There are many things you can do to help with this. One of these things is microneedling. Below is information on how this works and the problems this can help you with.
Visit a dermatologist to have the microneedling treatment or a professional that is experienced in doing this. The device used has multiple, tiny needles that puncture your skin. Collagen then builds up to repair your damaged skin. Increased collagen production is important as collagen is what keeps your skin plump and young without wrinkles. This treatment also increases the production of elastin, which is what keeps your skin tighter to prevent wrinkles and other problems.
Before the treatment starts, the doctor will place an anesthetic cream on your face to help with the discomfort you may have during the procedure. The treatment is not really painful, but you will feel some warmth and may feel like your face is being scratched. The device is rolled over your skin making tiny holes as it goes. If you have deep wrinkles, acne scars, etc. longer needles are used to puncture deeper into your skin.
After the treatment, you can go home the same day. You will notice your skin is red and may swell for the first few days. You can use an ice pack to reduce discomfort and irritation. You should stay out of the sun as your skin is healing. You may have to have more than one treatment depending on the type of problem you are having. The doctor can give you more information about this.
Problems Microneedling Can Treat
Besides helping you reduce fine lines and wrinkles, microneedling can help with many other things. For example, it can help reduce acne scars or other types of scarring. It can help with skin pigmentation if you have this problem. If you have large pores on your face Microneedling can make the pores close up or become much smaller.
Microneedling can also be used on other parts of your body. If you have stretch marks, microneedling can help them go away. If you have alopecia, microneedling can also be used to treat this. Microneedling can be used to help if you have rosacea or help tighten loose skin if you have lost a lot of weight recently.
For more information about microneedling, contact a local professional.