What is Microneedling?
We all want clear skin that looks refreshed and youthful, don’t we? There are many skincare products that promise just that, but they might not work for everyone. Ageing skin is something that many people want to combat. One way to improve your skin is through a microneedling treatment. In this blog, we’re answering – what is microneedling?
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves using a special device to promote your body’s natural ability to repair skin cells. The small device enhances the natural ability of the skin’s healing process to stimulate collagen production.
Elastin and collagen are proteins that work together to strengthen the skin while allowing it to be flexible at the same time. As we get older, our bodies lose collagen and produce less of it, which can lead to a lack of skin elasticity and sagging skin. Skin needling can help to combat this and encourage more collagen.
How does microneedling work?
Microneedling works by creating tiny holes, known as micro-injuries, on the skin. These areas are so small that the skin heals and closes again within minutes. This is done using many microneedles in a microneedling device.
There are many microneedling devices on the market, we use the Dermapen. The Dermapen techniques will be altered based on the area of your face that is being targeted at one time.
A microneedling treatment typically only takes around 30 minutes. It is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure, making it extremely popular in the beauty industry.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
There are many benefits to a microneedling treatment. It can help to treat skin concerns, such as:
- Improving the appearance of and treating scars (acne scars and other scars)
- Reducing pigmentation of the skin
- Reducing the appearance of enlarged pores
- Allowing the skin to be more hydrated (achieve brighter skin)
- Improving skin texture
- Suitable for all skin colours and types
Does microneedling hurt?
Microneedling might sound like a daunting procedure; however, it’s absolutely not. When having the treatment, you shouldn’t be in pain. Instead, you may experience some discomfort.
The tiny needles used do not go deep into the skin. In some areas, such as the cheeks, the device will need to penetrate deeper to increase collagen levels. This should still not cause you pain.
When will I see micro-needling results?
The results of your microneedling treatment won’t be visible right away. Instead, you’ll start seeing a difference in your skin around 1 week after the treatment.
How long do microneedling results last?
One great element of microneedling is that the results are long-lasting. If you plan to have the treatment a couple of times a year, you will maintain the skin’s gorgeous new glow.
If you’re choosing to have a microneedling treatment to improve a skin concern, you may be invited to more microneedling sessions to achieve your desired look. Your skilled practitioner will offer you full advice on how many treatments you may need and how often they should be.
After your treatment, you may have some mild redness, stinging and itching for the next day or two. If you have any concerns about your side effects, you can always contact us. We’re happy to offer our advice and want to make you feel as comfortable as possible.
Microneedling requires very little downtime, so you should be able to continue as normal. However, you may wish to take time off if you experience side effects.
After a microneedling procedure, you should avoid putting products on your face and avoid sun exposure for at least three days. The therapists at our beauty clinic near Blackpool will give you full details on how to care for your skin after the treatment.
Microneedling in a clinic vs home treatments
There are many devices on the market that claim to offer the same results as a microneedling procedure. These devices do not offer the same level of treatment and cannot perform microneedling to the same standard as a clinic and professional microneedling devices.
Why choose Therapy House?
All of our beauty treatments are completed in a medically led clinic, which means you can have peace of mind that you’re going to be looked after. Our beauty therapists are kind and caring and will answer any questions you have to promote a comfortable environment.
We care about our patients and can offer a bespoke treatment plan to ensure you get the most out of our service. We offer only the best service to each patient and can offer advice on all elements of skin care, including – acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and skin irritation.
As well as microneedling, we offer a range of other treatments for skin rejuvenation, such as chemical peels and laser treatments. Depending on your skin concerns and skin conditions, we’re always happy to offer our advice. Don’t hesitate to contact us.