Have you heard of the latest trend in facial skin care treatments? Microneedling might sound a little scary, but it's actually a relatively painless way to improve your skin using your body's natural ability to repair itself. A roller covered in tiny needles is used on the skin, and this creates hundreds of tiny injuries which your body then works to repair. This stimulates the production of collagen and increases elasticity, improving the appearance of your skin. It's a non-invasive procedure which can be performed at home or at a salon.
Interested? Read on for details of three ways microneedling could help your skin.
1. Microneedling Can Repair Acne Scars
Acne scarring can be an issue long after you've solved your actual acne problem, hurting your self-esteem and confidence. The appearance of acne scars can be successfully improved by both at-home and in-salon microneedling. For scars which aren't too deep, the shorter needles of an at-home roller should work fine. If your acne scars are particularly deep, you'll need to see a professional who can use a roller fitted with longer needles. The risk of side effects is low with microneedling, so it's often preferable to more invasive or extreme procedures.
2. Microneedling Can Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles
Starting to see wrinkles appear all over your face? Microneedling can help. Collagen is one of the most important elements of keeping skin looking young, healthy and fresh, and microneedling is an extremely effective way to stimulate collagen production. After a microneedling session, your skin will be more elastic, new cell production will be increased, and wrinkles should be noticeably reduced. Microneedling can be used to treat both deep wrinkles and fine lines. Since shorter needles are generally used in wrinkle treatment, you can see positive results with at-home treatment.
3. Microneedling Can Reverse Sun Damage and Discoloration
We all love tanning, but the signs of sun damage aren't so desirable. If you're suffering from skin discoloration after spending too much time in the sun, microneedling is definitely worth a try. The increased collagen production will help your skin to heal, clear, and return to its natural colour. This is especially helpful if you're suffering from hyperpigmentation after sun exposure. Once your skin has been treated, it's really important to keep it covered and protected in the future — if not, you'll end up going back to square one.
Considering microneedling to improve the appearance of your skin? Knowing all about the potential benefits makes it sound a lot less scary.