The Surprising Truth About Skin Needling
Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about the surprising truth about skin needling.
Have you been wondering if you should undergo a skin needling procedure? Or you’re maybe considering visiting some of the popular microneedling Brisbane based clinics? If so, you probably have multiple questions about the procedure. You’ve probably heard a lot of conflicting information about skin needling and aren’t sure who to believe. In this blog post, we will discuss the truth about skin needling and dispel some of the myths that are floating around. We’ll also provide tips on how to get the most out of your microneedling treatment!
What is skin needling and what are its benefits?
Skin needling or microneedling is the process of using a roller or pen with tiny needles to prick the skin. This causes slight trauma to the skin which in turn triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin. As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen and elastin, leading to lines, wrinkles, and saggy skin. By increasing the production of these proteins, skin needling can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and saggy skin.
Skin needling also has a number of other benefits including improved circulation, decreased inflammation, and increased absorption of skincare products. It is a relatively safe procedure with minimal side effects, making it a popular choice for those looking to improve the appearance of their skin.
How does skin needling work and what kind of results can you expect to see?
Skin needling, formally known as percutaneous collagen induction therapy (PCIT), is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatment that involves the use of a device that contains multiple small needles. When these needles are pressed against the skin, they create thousands of microscopic punctures on the surface of the skin.
This damage to the skin triggers the body’s natural healing response, which causes new collagen and elastin to be produced. The net result is a reduction in the appearance of scars, wrinkles, and other signs of aging. In clinical studies, PCIT has been shown to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of skin problems, including acne scars, wrinkles, sun damage, and stretch marks.
What should you do before and after a skin needling treatment session to ensure optimal results?
Before a skin needling treatment session, it’s important to avoid sun exposure and to make sure the skin is clean and dry. It’s also recommended to apply a numbing cream before the treatment.
After a skin needling treatment session, you should avoid sun exposure, keep the treated area clean and dry, and apply a moisturizer. You may also experience some redness and swelling, which is normal and should go away within a few days.
Are there any risks or side effects associated with skin needling treatments?
There are a few risks and side effects associated with skin needling treatments. These can include bleeding, bruising, infection, scarring, and pigment changes.
Longer-term risks and side effects are also possible, but they are rare. Possible long-term risks and side effects include changes in skin coloration, increased pigmentation, textural irregularities, telangiectasia (dilated blood vessels), and hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin).
It’s important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional before undergoing a skin needling treatment to make sure you understand the potential risks and side effects involved. And it’s always important to follow the post-treatment instructions provided by your practitioner to ensure the best possible outcome from your treatment.
How often should you get a skin needling treatment for best results – and how long will the effects last?
It depends on the type of skin needling treatment. For home use, micro-needling pens like the Derma Roller should be used around 2-3 times a week for 3-4 months to achieve optimal results. Afterwards, using it once a month is usually enough to maintain the results.
Professional treatments using derma rollers, derma pens, or other medical devices will usually last around 10 minutes and need to be repeated every 4-6 weeks for 3-4 sessions to achieve optimal results. Afterwards, maintenance treatments are usually recommended every 1-2 months.
What are some of the most common myths about skin needling treatment and what is behind them?
- Skin needling is a new procedure – It’s actually been around for centuries
- Skin needling is painful – The needles are very small and most people report only mild discomfort
- Skin needling can cause scarring or skin damage – If done by a qualified professional, this is highly unlikely
- Skin needling is expensive – Depending on the clinic, microneedling treatments can be quite affordable
- You need to take time off work after a skin needling treatment – This isn’t usually necessary, but it depends on the individual’s skin type and sensitivity
- You’ll see results immediately after your first treatment – While you will likely see some improvement, full results may not be visible until several treatments have been completed