For many of us, the freshness and beauty of the skin is very important. Because it will have a great impact on the beauty of each person’s face and body. For this reason, everyone, regardless of age and gender, is looking for a way to maintain the novelty of their skin and eliminate the effects of aging. Fortunately, advances in science, along with the use of ancient human knowledge, have led to effective methods for skin rejuvenation and the removal of scars, blemishes, and acne. One of these methods is microneedling, which we are going to tell you about it in this article. So keep reading!
It’s for about 50 years that microneedling has been introduced as one of the most effective methods of skin rejuvenation; and during this period, it has made significant progress. This method is inspired by the ancient methods that the ancient Egyptians used to maintain the health of their skin!
In ancient times, the ancient Egyptians gently massaged their skin with coarse and toothed stones to remove dead skin layers. In this way, the way for breathing and blood supply to the underlying layers of the skin was opened and the skin lesions were gradually eliminated. Of course, it is clear that microneedling treatment is not as harsh and painful as the way the Egyptians used to beautify their skin! And it is accompanied by very little pain.
Microneedling is a non-invasive method for facial skin rejuvenation that people of different ages can use it. This low-risk and low-complication method has a very short recovery period and is one of the most popular methods of rejuvenation due to it’s tangible effects.
The treatment is done using a special microneedling device. This device has very small and delicate needles that make holes in the skin after being placed on it. These holes provide space for the introduction of therapeutic drugs. These drugs, the dose and type of which are determined according to the patient’s condition and the type of skin damage, enter the layers of the skin through the holes created and start the process of repairing and regenerating it by stimulating skin cells. The drugs used in this method usually contain vitamin C and hyaluronic acid. Substances that help stimulate skin cells and accelerate the process of collagen production and skin regeneration.
The dermaroller is the simplest microneedling device that most clinics use to perform the treatment manually. This device has a roller-like series that has more than 200 very small soren on it’s surface. During treatment with this device, the specialist presses the handle on the roller handle and rolls it on the surface of the skin. The depth of penetration of the needles in this device depends on the pressure of the doctor’s hand. That’s why using it requires skill and experience.
Note: In some cases, the dermaroller is referred to as a home microneedling device. However, lack of experience in using the device can cause skin damage or deep wounds.
Dermapen is an automatic device with a wide and round series. There are a large number of tiny needles in this round head that move on the skin using an electric motor. These needles penetrate the skin like a seal and make tiny holes in its surface. These tiny pores provide space for the skin to breathe and stimulate collagen-producing cells and repair the skin.
The device looks a bit like a dermapen, but the tip needles are a little sharper and have longer needles. This device can also be moved manually or using an electric motor. In the dermastump, the needles enter the skin with a movement similar to stamping, and they create holes in them that help to repair skin problems.
Equipped with a diode and light system, this device has small LEDs that stimulate collagen by irradiating light to the skin. Of course, it has not been definitively tested yet and for this reason it is not used at the moment.
This device uses skin waves to stimulate skin cells. In fact, this method, which is one of the newest methods of microneedling, uses a device with very fine needles that exchange radio waves between them. These waves stimulate cells and produce collagen by creating heat under the skin. The definitive effect of this device has not been proven yet. For this reason, it is not widely used. But the good news is that there are no reports of it being dangerous or ineffective.
The main application of microneedling is to remove wrinkles and facial lines. Due to the fact that this method increases the production of collagen and stimulates the skin tissues, it repairs the skin tissues and eliminates wrinkles and sagging caused by aging. YOu can also use this method to remove sutures, wounds, pimples and acne. Collagens made by stimulating cells with microneedling repair damaged layers of skin.
Also with microneedling method, you can remove skin cracks cause by pregnancy and weight gain or weight loss. This method also tightens the skin pores, which will improve the skin’s respiration and prevent the accumulation of fat and contamination in the skin pores and cause pimples and acne.
Increasing the durability and effectiveness of the microneedling method largely depends on the postoperative care method. If you follow all your specialist’s instructions correctly, you can expect the results to last for a long time. Certainly things like aging, lifestyle and diet affect the process of collagen production. Therefore, after a while, the effects of microneedling may disappear and need to be repaired. Of course, if you use this method, you will be comfortable for at least 2 years.
You always have a to do list, for before and after taking a treatment. Usually, the specialist doctor or the clinic will give you a brochure to help you; but it doesn’t hurt to read the following in case no one guided you.
You will experience some side effects after the microneedling. Of course the side effects aren’t major or painful. But to ease your recovery period (usually take between 3-5 days) here’s a list of things you can do:
Redness, inflammation, small sores, burning and bruising are the first side effects of microneedling that may be of concern to people. The penetration of needles deep into the skin cause these complications; so they are completely natural and there’s no need for you to worry. Postoperative complications resolve within a week to ten days after microneedling. Be sure to tell your specialist if these side effects last longer than ten days.
Note: however, that if you do not follow your specialist’s advice and manipulate the small wounds, these side effects will last longer and their effects may remain for some time.
In some cases, it has been observed that the skin color changes and darkens after microneedling. This is usually due to the high pressure applied and the lack of proper control by the doctor. Of course, there is no need to worry and after a while, the skin becomes scaly and finally regains it’s natural color. In some cases, the treatment area becomes swollen or tender. These side effects are also normal.
To do microneedling you don’t need to be at a particular age or have a specialist skin tone. Of course there is no need to do this treatment if you are under 18; because the hormones aren’t balanced yet and the results won’t last long. But if you are at some conditions, such as having active acne, you can’t have microneedling. Also if you are using isotretinoin, and you can’t stop taking it, you should consider another treatment instead of microneedling.
Keep in mind that if you are allergic to some kinds of metal, medicine or foods tell it to your specialist; because it may affect the process of your treatment. If you are diabetic or have any kind of skin allergy or infection microneedling won’t be suitable for you. You should also note that microneedling won’t be a suitable treatment if your wrinkles and skin lines are too deep.