Introduction To Microneedling: Benefits And Side Effects

Are you tired of skin problems? Are you dealing with fine lines, age spots, acne scars, or other skin-related issues and you want to get rid of these issues? The cosmetic world has advanced a lot with its treatment procedures, and with help of these advancements, you may even be able to find a permanent solution for your skin problem. Cosmetic treatments may help you with the look and feel of your skin. In some cases, heat is used to increase collagen production, and in some cases, wrinkles are filled or work like sandpaper to improvise the skin texture.In this article, we are mainly going to discuss a cosmetic procedure called microneedling that is mainly by dermatologists to treat acne marks and other skin problems.

What Is Micro Needling?

It is a cosmetic procedure. In this process some tiny sterilized needles are used, these needles prick the upper layer of the skin and generally involve pricking the skin which causes some small wounds on the skin surface. These tiny wounds are the reason for the production of more collagen and elastin, which help those wounds to heal the skin and make the skin look younger. Microneedling is also called collagen induction therapy.

How Microneedling Is Done?

These treatments do have a Do-it-yourself version as well or can be performed by professionals also. But it is always advised to get it done by the professionals as they are trained, without proper knowledge and training you might end up hurting yourself. It takes 10-12 minutes generally to get the procedure done. It takes 4-5 sittings to get the desired results or to at least see a difference.

First of all, a numbing cream is applied on the surface, it will soothe your skin so that needle pricking is painless. Then the pen-shaped micro needle containing tool will be moved all over the surface. This needling technique may cause a little bit of bleeding. Your doctor will then apply a serum or \cream on your face after pricking is done. Hence, the procedure is complete.

Generally, people get this treatment on their faces. You may also get this treatment on thighs and other parts also.

How Much Does It Cost to get The Treatment Done?

Microneeding costs much lesser than laser treatment. Laser treatments cost 4 times the cost of microneedling treatment. People with every skin tone can get benefit from this type of treatment since, this treatment does not include heat, unlike laser treatment.

Benefits Of Microneedling

Microneedling help with dealing with various skin-related issues that normal medication may not be able to treat.

  • Microneedling treatment helps in with issues like acne, hair loss, Large pores, scars, stretch marks, fine lines, reduced skin elasticity, and many more skin-related issues like these.
  • Microneedling treatment also helps to rejuvenate your skin.
  • Stimulates collagen production in the skin.

This was all about the procedure and benefits of microneedling, it’s time for us to now discuss various side effects of microneedling.

There is no such risk involved in this procedure but every cosmetic procedure has some side effects. The most common side effect that can be observed after this treatment is skin irritation and that too in very small amounts. This redness can be seen for a few days, which is normal but if the problem or irritation stays more than a few days consider consulting your doctor so that the condition doesn’t get worse. Some common side effects include:

  • Bleeding
  • Bruising of the skin
  • Infection
  • Peeling or flaking of the skin.

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