Microneedling: The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Wrinkles
Most dermatologists will tell you the best way to prevent wrinkles is to avoid getting them in the first place. For most of us, that advice came too late.
Now, you can improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles as well as scars and other damage. And it's not a new miracle cream: it engages your biology to provide mesmerising results.
Microneedling can turn back the clock for your skin. What is it, and what are the benefits of microneedling? Here's what you need to know before your first appointment.
Microneedling Uses Needles to Rejuvenate Your Skin
Microneedling is what it says on the tin: your dermatologist uses a tool covered in very fine needles to create microscopic punctures across your skin. Many dermatologists use the dermaroller. At Dr. Aesthetica, we use the Skin Pen, which uses 14 Japenese needles and grants us far more precision than the other devices on the market.
Why would you want to poke tiny holes across your face?
When your skin incurs an injury - even a tiny one from the Skin Pen - it jumpstarts your body's natural response to trauma. Your body goes into repair mode and increases its collagen production (Microneedling is traditionally known as collagen induction therapy)
Collagen is what keeps your skin looking young and healthy by providing it with elasticity. As you age, your collagen levels decline, which is what can cause fine lines and wrinkles to appear.
Plus, the microneedling opens your skin so that your skincare products will penetrate your skin deeper, which means they'll work harder.
Does Microneedling Hurt?
A microneedling treatment isn't a deeply relaxing Swedish massage. However, your dermatologist applies a topical anaesthetic before the procedure to prevent any pain. Your experience also depends on your pain tolerance. Most people find that their hairline and jaw are most sensitive because there is less fat in these areas.
Your numbing cream lasts a few hours, and you might feel slight discomfort once it wears off.
Your face will appear red, and you might have some pinpoint bleeding, but by the next day, you can go back to wearing makeup. Redness also depends on how sensitive your skin is; your treatment provider will assess your skin before starting any treatment.
Are You Ready for More Youthful Looking Skin?
Microneedling has been the secret weapon of celebrities with perfect skin for decades. It works better than any over-the-counter product because it works with your skin's biology rather than trying to fight it.
Those tiny holes encourage your body to heal and allow your favourite facial products to penetrate your skin better.
Are you ready to try microneedling in Birmingham to improve the look and feel of your skin? Book your free microneedling consultation here.