It is obvious (and completely normal) that every woman wants to look beautiful and young and not have wrinkles on her face or stretch marks on her body. Nowadays, we can find and use countless varieties of creams, serums and other care products in drugstores and pharmacies. We also offer a long range of treatments to keep your skin looking younger and radiant. Such a therapy is microneedling. Why is it so famous, how does your skin benefit from it and what does your face look like before and after with microneedling, we explain in the following article.
Microneedling has a long-lasting effect and minimal side effects
What does microneedling do?
Microneedling is a cosmetic treatment using small, sterile needles. The upper layer of skin (epidermis) is stimulated by puncture to promote collagen and elastin formation. Afterwards, the skin not only looks fresher and firmer, but there are no acne scars or unwanted facial pigmentation. Specialists most often recommend microneedling on the face. But it is also suitable for other parts of the body where signs of aging or damaged skin can be seen.
Microneedling before and after: The positive effect on the skin is guaranteed
The procedures can also lighten and remove deeper wrinkles, acne scars and stretch marks
Who is microneedling good for?
Because of the versatile effectiveness of the procedure, microneedling is not only suitable for women and men with sagging skin or deep wrinkles. Younger people who want to combat pee scars, cellulite or even pregnancy streaks can also undertake this treatment. In general, microneedling is suitable for all skin types and ages. However, it is advisable to discuss the possible side effects and risks with a dermatologist.
Depending on the condition of the skin and the needs of the patient, the number of procedures may also vary. Sometimes just one or two treatments are enough to make skin look fresher, smoother and pores shrink. For difficult skin problems such as rosacea, bad acne or deep wrinkles, several microneedling procedures may be necessary until you achieve the desired result.
Microneedling is almost painless and no harmful chemicals are used
Depending on the depth of the problem, the length of the needles also varies
Microneedling before and after: How long does microneedling last?
It is important to know that needle treatment is only one step of the overall therapy against wrinkles or scars. Usually (and depending on the condition of your skin and the type of problem) you need to prepare your skin. To optimize the development of skin collagen, it is recommended to prepare the skin with vitamin A and vitamin C supplements twice a day at least a month before the first procedure. Vitamin C is necessary for the proper formation of collagen. Vitamin A influences 400-1000 genes that regulate the proliferation and differentiation of all important cells in the dermis and epidermis.
Careful aftercare with suitable products is very important for the skin to heal quickly and properly
In principle, microneedling is a painless procedure. However, the specialist will apply an anesthetic cream or ointment, e.g., about 30 minutes before the procedure. B. Lidocaine gel. Only then does the therapy begin. Needles with a length between 0.1 and 3 millimeters automatically pierce the skin several times. Longer nails are mostly used when treating larger areas or deeper wrinkles and scars. A procedure can take between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the size and condition of the area being treated.
Afterwards, the skin heals itself as these tiny needles create micro-tears. This stimulates the production of more elastin and collagen – two proteins that are important for overall skin health.
Proper skin care can improve final results!
What do dermatologists say about microneedling?
Many dermatologists and specialists recommend microneedling as a successful treatment for a wide range of skin problems that is also effective in the long term. You will have to dig deep into your pockets for the procedures: a visit can cost between 130 and 200 euros. More and more women and men are choosing microneedling as an anti-aging method or to combat scars and pimples because the results last longer. Depending on the condition of your skin, one to three treatments are recommended as a refresher.
Microneedling is also suitable for stretch marks on parts of the body other than the face
Does microneedling have any disadvantages?
Another reason why more and more people prefer microneedling as a procedure is the few side effects. People with sensitive or darker skin usually experience redness, irritation and swelling, which is actually quite okay. Most of the time, this redness only lasts 2-3 days and goes away.
If hygiene standards are not adhered to in the microneedling studio, infections can occur in rare cases. That’s why you need to trust and visit only reputable, legitimate dermatologists and specialists. It is also very necessary to follow careful care after microneedling. The skin is then irritated and small bleeding is no exception. To avoid side effects, you must avoid makeup for at least 2-3 days after each treatment, apply only mild cream and products to the treated areas. Dermatologists usually also recommend certain products that are suitable for microneedling. You also do not need to use peeling products and masks, as well as those without alcohol or salicylic acid. Creams with high UV protection are an absolute must.
People suffering from cancer or undergoing chemotherapy may avoid microneedling. Even if you have skin problems such as eczema or psoriasis, you must definitely consult a specialist.
You can also do microneedling at home with a derma roller