Jul 01 , 2021
What is Microneedling and Why Do you Need It
Aah! Wouldn’t it be great if you could somehow rewind the clock and have that clear, soft and perfect skin you had as a child?
People, whether or not they are obsessed with beauty, can agree that they would love perfect smooth skin. This is especially true for people who suffer from problems like acne scarring and want to reduce the scarring.
But for most people they don’t have a viable way to actually treat their skin issues. Most people only know about either expensive products that don’t work or plastic surgery which can be invasive and costly.
There is however, an emerging way of treating your skin problems. Microneedling, this is a cosmetic procedure that can be done from the comfort of your own home which involves pricking the skin with tiny sterilized needles.
Microneedling is exactly as the word says. Countless micro needles. In microneedling, a lot of small sanitised ‘micro’ sized needles are rolled into the skins surface. And don’t worry, it’s a non-invasive pain free procedure that is completely safe to do from home! The microneedling roller has 540 Titanium needles which roll on the skins surface seamlessly.
When the microneedling roller is used it pricks through your epidermis. This then forces your skin to heal which in turn accelerates collagen production, the protein responsible for maintaining youthful and healthy skin.
Microneedling is similar to other processes in terms of preparation.
If you use medication for your skin, such as Roaccutane or any products with active ingredients such as Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C and the likes, it’s advised to reduce the use of these products for around 2 weeks both pre and post fact (In terms of reducing medication such as Roaccutane it is always best to consult your dermatologist or GP before making changes to intake).
When using the Microneedling roller, first and foremost you need to ensure the tool is properly sanitized using 70% Isopropyl or cleansed in boiling water for at least 30 seconds.
Your skin should be fully clear of makeup, creams and oils before beginning treatment.
You can apply any non-active serums to your skin before or after treatment (this is completely down to preference) and you can then begin your microneedling roller treatment.
You roll 5-10 times section by section on the area desired using vertical, horizontal and X movements. When rolling in one direction and wanting to switch direction, always ensure the Microneedling tool is lifted away from the face before switching.
Your skin will soon feel tight and warm (almost sunburnt), this is not something to be concerned about! This is your blood rushing to the skins surface and your skin beginning to heal forcing your collagen cells to come to life.
After a day or two, the cell turnover will begin, you’ll notice this as small patches of dry and flaky skin on the area you treated.
This is essentially dead skin that’s being pushed from your skin, to help this stage just ensure you keep your skin well moisturised and hydrated.
When the cell turnover has finished you are in the final stages of this specific treatment and you should now start to notice a change in your skin.
As said before, microneedling increases collagen production. Collagen is a protein that- in terms of your face- is responsible for maintaining the smooth clear youthful look. Microneedling has so many benefits, a few of which we have included below:
- Acne scar reduction
- Enhances the benefits of products used in the skin
- Stretch mark reduction
- Scar reduction
- Reduces the look of wrinkles
- Pore Reduction
- Hair Growth (when used with the correct medical serums)
Microneedling is also one of the cheaper alternatives. Compared to other procedures like laser treatments, microneedling is much cheaper and arguably does a better job.
Microneedling is a relatively affordable and assured way of treating skin problems. When used regularly, you can overall expect amazing results.