Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is ais a derma roller procedure that uses fine microneedles to prick the skin in order to generate new collagen skin tissue for radiant and smoother skin.
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7 Surprising Microneedling Benefits for Your Skin
Microneedling, also called collagen induction therapy, is a derma-rolling process that involves fine microneedles that prick the skin of the face to generate new collagen skin tissue for radiant and smoother skin. This procedure is used for many purposes, especially anti-aging, and in this article, we will learn about some astonishing benefits of microneedling for the skin.
Let's not waste time and dig into the magical benefits of microneedling.
- Remove fine lines and wrinkles
- Improve scars
- Treat acne and cystic acne
- Shrink pores
- Improve stretch marks
- Absorption of topical products
Sounds interesting? Let's discuss these benefits one by one.
1. Remove fine lines and wrinkles
Microneedling helps in removing fine lines and wrinkles by collagen and elastin production by creating micro-injuries.
Micro-injuries wake up the body. And the body realizes all of a sudden, oh dear, something's wrong, and it thinks there's a BIG TRAUMA without knowing that they are only a few small injuries. And thus, starts the healing process.
The healing process repairs those micro-injuries, which results in growth in the production of collagen and elastin levels in the body.
And voilà, fine lines and wrinkles vanish. Skin feels tight and silky-smooth.
2. Improve Scars
Another massive benefit of skin-needling or micro-needling is that it helps in reducing scars.
Yes, you heard me, girls. Scars.
So, how does it help?
Let me tell you something - when you have scars on your face or anywhere on your body, the body undergoes a process known as fibrosis.
Now, What the hell is fib..fibrr.. fibrosis?
It is the formation of excess fibrous connective tissue in an organ or tissue in a reparative or reactive process. It is a response to injury, which is called scarring.
Microneedling breaks the glue and fibrosis under the skin and brings the new surface to breathe in and improve scars. But the primary key is correct pin size cartridge to address it.
A 2009 study stated that microneedling could improve the facial scars caused by acne. For your convenience, here is a buying guide on micro-needling pens that covers everything about using microneedling pens at home answers most of the queries regarding microneedling tools.
3. Treat acne and cystic acne
Microneedling indeed helps in scars, but it also helps in treating acne (especially those PCOS, hormonal acne).
Well, the exact science behind this miracle is not well understood, but, we all know sebum is the culprit of acne.
And micro-needling kills this culprit at the spot and makes your skin less oily.
What does less oil production mean?
No whiteheads. No blackheads. Killing two birds with one stone.
In addition to this, you will also notice pore size is reducing, that is our next magical benefit.
4. Shrink Pores
Pores are small tiny holes all over the skin. They get clogged up by dirt, pollution, wait a minute... whom am I telling? We all know that.
How does microneedling help to reduce pore size?
Because of the healing process from microneedling, the body supplies tons of oxygen, blood vessels, and nutrients to the skin that it plumps the skin and reduces the size of pores.
The best part is, you can see the result immediately. With a Vitamin C Serum, further can reduce the pore size.
5. Improve stretch marks
Scott Wells, a New York-based MD, explains stretch marks as a tear in the collagen fabric of the dermis that occurs whenever the skin is stretched beyond its flexible limits.
Stretch marks can be hostile or weepy for some people. But microneedling can wipe those tears and put a smile on your face.
Microneedling can help in reducing stretch marks. However, the fact is they are stubborn, and it takes effort and money to get rid of them right away.
To target stretch marks, you need 3P's: Patience, Perseverance, Pins.
Knowledge of the pin-size cartridge is a must.
Blotchy and uneven skin? I know. It bugs me too.
And how can we forget our dear friend melanin?
Blotchy and uneven skin is a result of changes of color underlying the skin that doesn't match with the rest of the skin.
A 2015 study by Brazilian Annals of Dermatology found that microneedling helps to reduce hyperpigmentation, evens the skin tone, and makes the skin lustrous.
Is there anything that microneedling can't do?
7. Absorption of topical products
Microneedling makes micro-injuries that disrupts the skin's uppermost layer: the epidermis and exfoliates it.
Epidermis maintains the skin tone and creates a waterproof barrier.
Again epidermis is further divided into five layers: Stratum Corneum, Stratum Lucidum, Stratum Granulosum, Stratum Spinosum, and Stratum Basale (uppermost to lowermost)
Due to exfoliation, dead skin cells are no longer sitting on top of the stratum corneum (topmost layer), which makes the absorption of topical products effortlessly according to the study published in the European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Products like hyaluronic acid, Vitamin C Serum, facial oils can now go deep into the skin and do its magic.
Microneedling isn't just limited to the face but any area of the skin which needs to be repaired like legs, chest, back, and butt. Generally, it requires four to six sessions in total to make a visible difference. Now you know the benefits of microneedling for the skin, so, what are you waiting for?
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