Why is Microneedling so Popular: 7 Reasons
Why is microneedling so popular?
Microneedling is one of the most popular and asked about procedures at Eternal Dermatology. It’s becoming a standard cosmetic treatment, highly recommended by celebrities and beauty influencers alike. Its popularity stems from the possible benefits to your skin.
It may sound like an intimidating procedure at first, but we assure you it is minimally invasive. The treatment relieves many common skin issues. The benefits exceed basic facials and some chemical peels. If you want refreshed and youthful skin but do not want to deal with the risk of surgery, microneedling may be the solution for you.
We offer an excellent, safe treatment that can give your skin long term benefits like improving skin texture and appearance. Microneeding can also address skin issues, such as acne, scarring, wrinkles, and fine lines, giving your self-confidence a boost.
What happens during microneedling?
With age, your body’s natural ability to produce collagen slows down. Collagen is a protein that gives your skin its youthful appearance and suppleness 0f your face.
With the lack of collagen, skin loses flexibility, forming wrinkles and creases. A reduction of the protein can also make skin dry and dull, packing on the years to your face. Microneedling is a collagen induction therapy treatment designed to promote the skin’s natural ability to rejuvenate.
A device with tiny needles creates tiny punctures on the top layer of the skin. The perforations initiate the creation of new collagen and elastin. Your body essentially treats the small wounds by sending fibroblasts to create more collagen in the area. Some dermatologists have RF Microneedling devices, which uses radiofrequency technology to penetrate the skin even deeper. Here are seven reasons why our patients love microneedling.
1. It’s a quick yet safe procedure.
Compared to skin treatments such as chemical peels, micro-needling, is safer. The method can cause mild readiness or swell, depending on the patient. These issues are temporary after the surgery. Generally, most clients recover quickly. Following the procedure, there is no need to limit your day to day activities.
Additionally, to ensure there is ideal comfort for the patient, a topical numbing gel is applied to the skin 45 minutes before the procedure. You can go back to your work and day to day activities without having the inconvenience of other facial operations.
2. It reduces the appearance of acne scarring.
If you are like many people who suffer from acne or scarring due to or outbreaks, micro-needling can help restore your flawless complexion. The treatment achieves this by forming new skin cells that accelerate the skin’s natural ability to heal. Adversely this also breaks down old scarring tissue. When compared to other treatments, it is cost-effective and gives impressive results. We recommend that you complete any prescribed acne medication first before choosing microneedling.
3. Ready for supple skin?
One of the aspects of this procedure that makes this treatment so accessible is the aesthetic look at feel to your skin. Collagen gives your skin its youthful appearance and suppleness within your face without plastic surgery. The baby smooth, natural appearance of your skin is one of the best benefits of microneedling, increasing the popularity of this procedure.
4. Microneedling reduces the signs of aging.
We are all a victim of Father Time. What if you can slow down the clock of your skin? In addition to skin becoming more supple, micro-needling addresses signs of aging like discoloration and fine lines on your skin.
If you are interested in an anti-aging solution, Microneeding is becoming a lot more popular than topical creams or other treatments. It reduces pore size and increases elasticity. Microneedling also is used to reduce the appearance of surgical scarring or burn scars noted by 80% of patients, according to a study on NCBI.
Fun Fact: Microneedling treatments may even help stretch marks, minimizing their overall appearance.
5. It’s a part of the famous “Vampire Facial.”
Microneedling, along with Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP), can be used to speed up collagen synthesis. It’s a popular procedure known as a “Vampire Facial.” The process involves drawing a small amount of blood, separating the plasma, and applying it directly onto the skin during the microneedling treatment. The plasma is full of growth factors, stimulates faster collagen production. This makes the procedure or an approach more natural as it uses the body’s healing abilities to treat skin issues effectively.
6. It’s a low risk, high reward procedure.
Microneedling is safe and effective for multiple skin types. Some skin types are more likely to darken with harsh procedures such as deep chemical peels or laser resurfacing. But with microneedling, that’s not the case. Studies show a 99% safety and effectiveness score, even 150 days after treatment. Furthermore, a board-certified dermatologist in your corner significantly reduces the risk.
We prioritize health throughout the treatments to minimize the risk of bleeding or bruising. We also recommend the use of serum to boost your results.
Serums with Hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your skin – are highly suggested. The use of serums is responsible for adding hydration and firmness.
The procedure offers customers a better approach. There is no need for you to return to our offices right after your microneedling procedure. We will work with you in developing a skincare regime to get the best out of your treatment.
7. It has almost immediate results
After the treatment, there can be an instant, softer, and smoother appearance to your skin. Some clients have also noted a brighter complexion. Once the initial redness settles, you will then notice an improvement in your skin. Microneedling is an ongoing, progressive treatment that ensures the continuous improvement of skin over time. We recommend 2 to 6 treatments every four weeks for ideal results.
Tips for a safe procedure
Take note of these tips if you are considering the procedure:
- Patients must make sure there are no inflammation or skin infections. If you are experiencing breakouts, wait for clearer skin before going to your appointment.
- Steer clear of microneedling if you have eczema, rosacea, or sensitive skin.
- Consider skipping the treatments if you are on blood thinners or consume large amounts of alcohol. These conditions cause dehydration that can render the therapy ineffective.
Microneedling is a fantastic procedure with a host of benefits to your skin. If you are considering the procedure, we recommend consulting a board-certified dermatologist to determine if this is right for you. Come visit our office to reclaim your eternal glow today!
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For expert consultation and a pleasant, safe microneedling experience, call us or book online now. Our lead physician is a top cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatologist in Maryland. We are in the Maple Lawn community of Fulton, MD. We serve Columbia MD, Clarksville, Ellicott City, Laurel, Bowie, Silver Spring, and surrounding areas in Maryland.