What Are The Benefits Of Microneedling And Its Side Effects?

As the skin begins to deteriorate, many people seek different ways to reverse aging signs. One of the known skin treatments is microneedling which is effective for burn scars, surgical scars, acne scars, sun damage, melasma, sagging skin, and large pores. Research has shown microneedling to reduce hyperpigmentation or more heavy spots.Microneedling is a popular aesthetic procedure that uses a device with very thin, sharp needle tips to make punctures on the skin. This cosmetic treatment’s functionality emphasizes that once the body feels the tiny pricks from microneedling, it works to heal those cuts that will result in a refreshed look. It works to rejuvenate the skin by boosting collagen production, which diminishes wrinkles and fine lines appearance and improves the overall skin texture.

We do all our micro-needling services with growth factors for optimal results and skin brightening.

How Does Microneedling Work?

The process of microneedling involves puncturing the skin with tiny needles. Before the treatment, the skin will likely be numbed to eliminate or at least decrease pain and discomfort. Afterwhich, a penlike tool named a derma roller is utilized to insert tiny stainless-steel needles into the skin to cause micro-injuries or punctures. The tiny abrasions result would increase collagen production to heal. The primary goal is to stimulate the body to send healing agents in elastin and collagen to the treatment area to repair the skin. In general, the treatment will take between 10 and 20 minutes. 

What Are The Benefits of Microneedling?

Microneedling treatment provides various benefits that include:

  • Anti-aging. With aging, the skin’s elasticity loses over time, appearing lax, dull, and lacking a lustrous glow. Microneedling can change this. The buildup of collagen in response to the tiny wounds can improve skin structure to fight sag. 
  • Acne improvement. Since the procedure can improve topical applications’ delivery, microneedling helps enhance the effectiveness of topical acne treatments. In fact, regular microneedling applications can help the skin clear up.
  • Fights Stretchmarks. Microneedling doesn’t only work in one area, but just about anywhere on the body. Hence, it can effectively reduce the appearance of stretch marks that show up after periods of rapid growth, such as during pregnancy.
  • Rosacea Reduction. Microneedling can address the ruddiness and skin thickening of Rosacea. When patients suffer from Rosacea, they experience a hastened collagen breakdown most of the time. This treatment aims to stimulate collagen growth to offset and substitute this breakdown and make the skin looks less inflamed and irritated.
  • Scar treatment. Since microneedling stimulates collagen and elastin production, of course, it can also address the acne condition and other scars on the skin. However, the only type of scar not possible to treat is keloid or raised scars.
  • Shrink Pores. Even though this treatment involves tiny abrasion on the skin, it does not increase the size of the pores. As of matter of fact, microneedling can help the pores appear much smaller. When the collagen around the pores is stimulated, the area around each pore plumps, making the pore itself almost disappear.
  • Sun Damage. Microneedling can effectively reduce the sun damage appearance, such as hyperpigmentation and age spots. The treatment can also stimulate new collagen, and skin cells can reinvigorate the look and even out the skin tone for those with blemishes, brownish complexion, which has been the result of too many days of staying under the sun.
  • Reduce wrinkles and lines. The tiny pricks from a microneedling session boost collagen and elastin production to help combat lines and wrinkles. Collagen and elastin are compounds in the skin that add structure and strength, giving a youthful look. In addition, its mechanism of wound-healing also stimulates the body to produce new skin cells, making fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles less apparent.

What To Expect From Microneedling?

Microneedling results are noticeable almost immediately since the body’s wound-healing processes respond to heal right away when the micro-wounds are created within the skin. Generally, the skin may look plump and radiant for up to two weeks following the treatment. However, the best results can take six to eight weeks to appear when the increased collagen effects become evident. Post-microneedling is vital to apply anti-aging treatments, moisturizers, and other topical treatments that boost skin health and appearance. The micro-holes receive creams, serums, and gels more readily and deliver them deeper into the dermis than when applied regularly.

In addition, microneedling’s effects are comparable to laser and chemical peel treatments without lengthy downtime. The patient can enjoy a glowing complexion 24-72 hours after microneedling, but the recovery may take three to 10 days with laser resurfacing. Also, complexion needs 14-21 days to bounce back after a medium or intensive peel.

What Are The Side Effects Of Microneedling?

Microneedling, like all cosmetic procedures, didn’t come without any risk, but the most common side effects are the following: 

  • bleeding
  • bruising
  • infection
  • peeling

That said, it is advised to call the doctor or provider if the patients may notice more severe side effects. 

Who Can’t Undergo This Treatment?

  • Patients with active rashes or infections.
  • Patients with open wounds.
  • Patients with Eczema or Rosacea.
  • Pregnant Women.
  • Patients who are taking Isotretinoin medications.
  • Patients who are prone to keloid scars.

These people who have a lot of active acne, active infection, active rashes, cuts on the skin or open wounds, and keloid scarring (hypertrophic scars/poor wound healing) are not suitable for microneedling since they are taking medication like Isotretinoin. Thus, it may take longer for them to recover.

The Bottom Line

Microneedling is an effective, non-invasive, and painless way to improve skin texture, surface scarring, and fine wrinkles. It uses a special device with tiny needles to prick the skin to create micro-channels (small holes). The result is a reduction in acne scarring, stretch marks, sun damage, cellulite, fine lines, and wrinkles and is beneficial for all skin types with little to no downtime. 

This procedure can be performed on the face, neck, and décolleté and is suitable for using other techniques that cannot treat delicate areas, such as around the eyes. Bloom Aesthetics offers Microneedling that will help clients induce the production of new collagen, growth factors, and elastin to repair the skin, and the excess is used to strengthen the skin, leading to long-term skin rejuvenation.

At Bloom Aesthetics, they also offer more services to rejuvenate your natural beauty. From fillers that add volume and hydration to Toxins to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, they believe in providing natural results that leave you feeling refreshed and more confident.

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