If you want your skin to appear smooth and supple, your skin’s restorative and repair mechanisms have to be proactive. And an effective and comparatively safe method is microneedling. It has been in the prominent highlights since 2019 owing to its promising potential for targeting a wide range of skin problems including age old scars and stubborn hyperpigmentation.
In this treatment, the skin is mildly punctured with the help of fine small needles, called microneedles. The purpose is to stimulate the skin’s natural defense system and enhancing the skin turnover. Thus, new skin cells originate to the surface to fill up the tiny pores created by microneedling.
Mentioning the top benefits of microneedling, it is recommended to:
- To target acne scars
It is backed by data and research that microneedling considerably reduces the appearance of acne scars. Here the old scary cells are broken down and are replaced by healthier skin cells.
- To reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines and stretch marks
Microneedling stimulate skin proteins that refine and smoothen the wrinkles and stretch marks. Thus, it proves to be an amazing anti-aging tool.
- To reverse sun damage
By initiating new skin cells production, microneedling proves to be quite a help in reversing skin damage caused by sunburn.
- To even out hyperpigmentation
With the formation of tiny pores, microneedling helps sprout new cells that match the original skin tone and gradually treats hyperpigmentation.
- To plump the overall skin texture
Microneedling is one of the minimally invasive tool to impart an eminent glow to the skin.
In addition to the amazing skin benefits, microneedling is also effective to treat alopecia (hair loss) by stimulating the growth of new hair.
Very few cons exist with microneedling cosmetic procedure. It can be slightly painful which is managed through application of a gel or cream that numbs the skin shortly. The downtime can be few hours to days and side effects are manageable. Also, it is not recommended for active acne lesions since it can induce inflammation and carries the risk of worsening the condition. Likewise, it is contraindicated in inflammatory skin conditions such as dermatitis, or eczema.
To conclude, microneedling is an amazing tool to treat major skin troubles or to add a healthy youthful glow to the skin.