Wrinkles, age spots, and possibly excess skin around the eyes are all noticeable indicators of aging. There were few options for reducing the symptoms of aging a few years ago. Fortunately, today there are a number of noninvasive cosmetic procedures available to help enhance the appearance of the face. Non-surgical procedures for the face includes Botox, ultherapy, and microneedling. Microneedling is one of the most well-known noninvasive facial procedures. The following is a general overview of microneedling.

What Exactly is Microneedling?

Non-surgical procedures for the face includes microneedling. Microneedling is a technique that requires a series of tiny needles penetrating the skin’s outer layer. This procedure revitalizes the skin by increasing the synthesis collagen synthesis, which eliminates fine lines and wrinkles while dramatically improving its texture overall. This provides a more even-toned look as well as firmer, wrinkle-free skin. Microneedling uses tiny needles to treat massive pores, and acne marks, as well as skin injuries.

What are the Benefits of Microneedling?

Reduces the Appearance of Scars

Microneedling is very useful in treating acne as well as other skin scars. It not only increases collagen, but also enhances elastin development. The only scars microneedling cannot treat are keloid scars.

Corrects Sun Damage

Skin that has been exposed to too much sunlight develops a blotchy look. Microneedling can help minimize these age spots or hyperpigmentation. It will balance out your skin tone and make you look younger.

Reduces Pores

Although microneedling minimally punctures the skin, it doesn’t expand its pore size. It instead reduces the skin pore’s size. When collagen is stimulated, it causes the pores to plump up, almost obliterating the pore itself.

Gets Rid of Stretch Marks

Microneedling can be used on almost every part of the body. This includes the abdomen area, which is where stretch marks often appear during pregnancy. Fortunately, stretch marks can be reduced with this treatment. 

What Happens During the Procedure?

If you are interested in microneedling, you must make an appointment to speak with a cosmetic surgeon. During the consultation, they will evaluate your skin issues and talk about your expectations. They will also discuss goals to help you achieve the results you are looking for. If other treatments are more suitable for your skin condition, the surgeon will recommend them.

On the day of the procedure, it is a very simple process. First, about an hour, before the microneedling treatment, a topical anesthesia is used to numb the area and relax the patients. Microneedling uses tiny needles. While the skin is evenly pinpricked, it remains numb, during the entire duration of the procedure. 

Are There Risks Involved?

Microneedling is a safe procedure that causes only mild swelling, tenderness, and discoloration. If you are in good health, you should only experience minor side effects. The overwhelming majority of candidates have no complications. In addition, any side effects will disappear after the first week of treatment.

Will Bleeding Occur?

In most cases, little to no bleeding occurs during the procedure. However, if you skin requires a more indepth treatment, some bleeding may occur, but it won’t be significant especially since the punctures are very minimal.

What is the Recovery Process after the Procedure?

Following the procedure, skin irritation normally occurs during the first two days, but it will fade pretty quickly. You may also experience redness of the skin. However, this can be easily concealed with makeup.

Will You Need a Touch-Up?

To maintain your results, it is highly recommended that you follow-up with additional treatments on a yearly basis. This will help delay the signs of aging without resorting to surgery.

Are you the Right Candidate for Microneedling?

While microneedling can help to reduce the signs of aging, it is not recommended for those who are in poor health. This procedure is well suited if you are in good health but are exhibiting symptoms of aging. This non-invasive procedure will give you subtle results that will make you look younger and more vibrant.