If you’ve ever thought about having the popular treatment that is micro needling, then there’s probably an awful lot of questions you’ve got about what’s involved. Well, this super-gentle treatment is something that can be used anywhere on the body, regardless of whether talking about your ankles to your tummy to your neck.
It’s a treatment that came into fashion back in the mid nineties and it’s able to enhance the production of collagen, working to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes brought on by age and environmental damage.
So, What Exactly Is Involved?
As the name of the treatment suggests, micro needling involves pushing microscopic needles into the surface of the skin. These pin-pricks create tiny puncture holes, triggering the body’s own self-defense mechanism. Typically applied using what’s known as a dermaroller, the needles measure anywhere between 0.5-2 mm in diameter, but you don’t have to be too worried as the penetration is only surface-level.
While it is possible to do it yourself with a home-kit, the treatment is most often more beneficial when done by a trained professional. Sure, it’s more inconvenient than doing it at home, but it’s the result you’re after, right?
You Get Results Almost Straight Away
One of the best aspects of micro needling is the almost immediate results that it provides. In the hours after having it done, you’ll have luminous-looking, plump and youthful skin. This may be in part due to inflammation to begin with, but younger skin is left behind even after it’s died down.
It also has a compound effect that – according to studies conducted back in 2008 – can have an ongoing, uplifting effect. It’s said that when sessions are conducted with around a 4-week gap in between each one, you get up to 4x the usual collagen production up to 6 months after your last treatment.
Serums Can Add to The Effect
When used as part of your usual skin care routine that includes a hydrating serum, the virtuous effects of microneedling can be enhanced. Applied shortly after a session of dermarolling, lashings of serum can really add life and vitality to your epidermis.
It Can Even Stimulate New Hair Growth!
Another great side-effect of dermarolling is the stimulation of once-dormant hair follicles, meaning that new hair can start to grow. It’s backed up by science too, so this is no pie in the sky promise that doesn’t come to pass.
It’s also known to be effective in the elimination of cellulite, so it would seem that the stimulation of collagen is exactly what your skin needs. Not to mention the fact that micro needling is also compatible with other types of treatment for the skin. In fact, it amplifies their effect, as many anti-wrinkle options are able to work better, being able to penetrate more deeply.
Why Not Give It a Try?
Of course, there’s more to it than this, but if you book yourself in for a treatment, your dermatologist can explain everything fully. As we can see, while there may be a touch of discomfort during and shortly after having the procedure carried out, the results can be pretty impressive.
So, why not give it a try yourself if you haven’t already? It might just give you the fresher, more youthful look you’ve been craving.