Microneedling Treatment: The Revolution in Skin Rejuvenation In recent years, the beauty and skincare industry has witnessed the rise of various innovative treatments aimed at enhancing the skin’s texture and appearance. One such breakthrough is Microneedling, a non-surgical procedure that has gained immense popularity due to its remarkable effectiveness in revitalizing the skin. The common question I get in my clinic is, “How can I get rid of my acne scarring?” “How can I tighten my skin?” And “How can I get rid of my fine lines and Wrinkles?” As an experienced Aesthetics Doctor and GP with a Special interest in Dermatology, I’ll explain all this in my blog post, the world of Microneedling, exploring its benefits, procedure, and why it has become a go-to treatment for individuals seeking a youthful and radiant complexion.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure designed to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin in the skin. It
involves using a device containing tiny, sterile needles that create controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. These micro-injuries trigger the skin’s natural healing response, leading to the formation of new collagen and elastin fibers, which help improve the skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance. While microneedling alone can yield impressive results, combining it with a growth factor serum can take skin rejuvenation to a whole new level.
Benefits of Microneedling:
Skin Rejuvenation: Microneedling stimulates collagen production, which plays a crucial role in maintaining the skin's elasticity and firmness. The remodelling of existing collagen fibers, leads to tighter and more youthful-looking skin. Over time the improved elasticity helps smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a rejuvenated appearance. Reduce Scaring and Stretch Marks: Microneedling is highly effective in reducing the appearance of scars, including acne scars and surgical scars. It breaks down old scar tissue and stimulates the growth of new, this process helps to flatten and soften the appearance of atrophic scars, making them blend more seamlessly with the surrounding skin. Similarly, it can also minimize the appearance of stretch marks, helping individuals regain confidence in their skin.
Improved Skin Texture and Tone: Microneedling helps reduce the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spot by exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin, promoting cell turnover and revealing a smoother, more even skin texture. This can help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and give the skin a more youthful and enhances overall radiance.
Increased Product Absorption: The micro-channels created during the Microneedling process allow skincare products to penetrate deeper into the skin. This means that the serums, creams, and lotions applied after the procedure can be more effectively absorbed, maximizing their benefits.
Here’s a general overview of what to expect during a microneedling session:
The first step is a consultation with a skincare professional who will assess your skin condition, discuss your concerns, and determine if microneedling is suitable for you.
Before the procedure begins, your skin will be thoroughly cleansed, and a topical anaesthetic may be applied to minimize any discomfort.
Microneedling: Our skincare professional will use a specialised device, such as a derma roller or a derma pen, to create controlled micro-injuries on the skin’s surface. The depth and intensity of the treatment will depend on your specific needs and skin condition.
Application of Topical Products:
After the microneedling process, the professional may apply soothing serums or other skincare products to calm and nourish the skin. When paired with a growth factor serum, the effects are amplified. Growth factors signal the cells to produce more collagen, resulting in improved skin elasticity, firmness, and reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also supports and accelerates healing by promoting the production of new skin cells.
You will receive specific instructions on how to care for your skin following the procedure. This may include avoiding direct sunlight, applying sunscreen, and refraining from using harsh skincare products for a certain period. It’s important to note that Microneedling may cause some temporary redness and mild sensitivity. However, these effects usually subside within a few hours to a few days. It’s crucial to follow proper aftercare advised by your healthcare professional. Microneedling has emerged as a game-changing treatment in the realm of skin rejuvenation. Its ability to stimulate collagen production, diminish scars, improve skin texture and tone, and enhance product absorption has made it a sought-after choice for individuals looking to restore their skin’s youthful appearance. Combining Microneedling with other treatments can be a powerful approach to address multiple skin concerns and achieve enhanced results look out for my next blog on this topic.
Dr Raja, MBBS / MD, MRCGP, PG Dip Dermatology