Microneedling: What are its benefits?

Microneedling has become one of the hottest and prominent treatments in the world of cosmetics. Thus, maybe some of you will still be afraid of this kind of a procedure because of the “needle” in its name. Well, maybe you are overreacting, my dear! It’s not as scary as you’re thinking right now!

Microneedling is a minimally invasive and painless procedure that offers impressive and remarkable results in treating varied skin conditions. Its main purpose is to increase and boost collagen production to enhance and improve the overall appearance of your skin inside and out!

If you are curious and furious to know the surprising benefits of microneedling, stay back and relax! I will provide you with some useful and valuable information about this procedure!

Microneedling is a safe and effective procedure in the beauty care field.

Microneedling procedure is considered safe and effective based on the study conducted in 2018 where when compared with other treatments, the majority preferred skin needling due to minimal side effects and shorter downtime.

Moreover, in a study conducted by the Journey of the American Academy, it was noted that Microneedling is applicable and safe for all types of skin color.

In the most recent systematic review conducted, where 51 articles were restudied about microneedling procedures in the treatment of varied skin conditions, all in all, the results regarded the treatment as a harmless procedure with minimal adverse effects, including, but not limited to, pain, discomfort, and mild skin irritation.

It increases collagen growth.

      Collagen plays an important role in your body. Collagen is a type of protein that is responsible for replacing dead skin cells and giving skin thickness and elasticity it needs. Unfortunately, as we grow older, collagen production slows down, revealing the signs of aging. 

Hence, the Microneedling procedure creates “slight” injuries that signal the body to produce new collagen and elastin (another protein found in the skin responsible for skin’s elasticity). Microneedling also boosts the development of fibroblasts, epithelial and endothelial cells to produce a more even skin tone and a healthy radiance.

To support this, a 2008 study suggested that patients who underwent from one to four skin needling sessions with a combination of topical vitamin A and C cosmetic creams for a month experienced a significant increase in collagen and elastin production after 6 months of treatment. 

It can lessen the appearance of scars.

A 2009 study observed the effects of microneedling procedure on 37 patients with an atrophic facial scar (are the recessed and depressed type of acne scar); examples are scars from acne and chickenpox. The results found out that over 80 percent of the patients assessed that microneedling treatment is exceptional in treating scars, giving them satisfaction with the results. Also, it was established that there were no documented adverse effects for any of the patients.

While in the 2018 journal, it was stated that multiple skin needling sessions could effectively treat post-acne atrophic scars. Also, the study highlights the advantage of the microneedling procedure, which is risk-free with nominal recovery time.

Hence, the recent study about Microneedling (2020) exhibits that four microneedling treatments dramatically enhances the appearance of acne scarring. The treatment is well endured with slight pain, discomfort, and downtime. Side effects are more manageable rather than other treatments.

These researches and studies highly prove that Microneedling can reduce the appearance of scars with fewer complications.

Microneedling stimulates hair growth.

      Surprisingly, the Microneedling procedure is not only for facial makeovers but also for people who have problems with hair loss. Many studies have revealed that skin needling procedures can greatly improve hair growth.  

The effects of microneedling were also studied in the year 2018, with patients having mild to moderate alopecia (uneven hair loss). And the results found out that the hair started to grow after the initial session resulting in more than 75% (18 patients) satisfaction rates in terms of hair growth.

Microneedling can be effectively merged with other cosmetic treatments

      Many cosmetic offices are practicing the combination of Microneedling with other treatments making it more effective and applicable for all kinds of skin conditions.

One of those are: 

  • Microneedling with PRP uses platelet concentration for the faster healing process. According to a 2019 journal, microneedling with PRP treatment greatly reduces acne scarring and has minimal downtime.
  • Microneedling with stem cells speeds up collagen production that helps to restore damaged skin even faster. According to a published study in 2020, microneedling with growth factors significantly enhances skin texture and hydration.

This treatment can treat uneven skin tones 

           It is very disappointing if we have uneven skin tones. It can lower our self-reliance and trust. Thus, Microneedling can help in treating different types of skin spots such as:

  • Melasma is a condition where brown or dark gray-brown spots are visible on your face. In one study report, it was found out that 22 patients that have problems with melasma showed noble results when treated using microneedling.
  • Sunspots are brown spots similar to freckles that were developed due to sun exposure. Although there are no studies and pieces of evidence that microneedling can treat dark spots hence the procedure can break down melanin that may reduce sunspots.

Takeaway!

           Microneedling is a mainly harmless and effective method that can enhance the appearance of the skin, erase wrinkles, reduce scarring, and tighten or rejuvenate the sagging of skin. It uses very fine needles that are inserted underneath your skin, making it plump skin and eventually produce a brighter complexion. This method has low downtime and can show initial results after the first treatment.

However, although microneedling can be done at home, it should be performed by well-trained skincare enthusiasts to avoid complications and serious infections. 

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