Microneedling is a popular skincare treatment that involves using a device with tiny needles to puncture the skin, creating micro-injuries. This process stimulates collagen production and promotes skin rejuvenation.
In recent years, Microneedling has become increasingly popular due to its many skincare benefits. We explore those benefits here.
What is microneedling?
Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves creating controlled micro-injuries in the skin with a series of microneedles to stimulate the body’s natural healing process and also to push a nourishing serum underneath the skin. This process results in the natural production of collagen and elastin, which helps to improve skin texture and diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.
How does microneedling work?
During a microneedling treatment, a device with tiny needles is used to puncture the skin, creating micro-channels. These channels stimulate the body’s natural healing response, which leads to the production of collagen and elastin. The treatment can be done on the face, neck, chest, or other parts of the body.
Does microneedling hurt?
While the procedure might sound painful, microneedling can be a virtually painless treatment, especially if conducted with electric Nanopore technology, such as we use here at Cosmetica. The procedure also usually only takes 10-20 minutes, depending on the size of the treatment area.
Microneedling has several benefits for the skin, including:
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Microneedling stimulates collagen production, which helps to plump the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, eye bags and dark circles.
Improves skin texture and tone
Microneedling helps to improve skin texture and tone by promoting the growth of new collagen and elastin fibres.
Reduces the appearance of scars
Microneedling can help to reduce the appearance of scars, including acne scars, surgical scars, and stretch marks.
Microneedling can also help to treat hyperpigmentation, including sunspots, age spots, and melasma.
Enhances product absorption
Microneedling enhances product absorption, allowing skincare products to penetrate deeper into the skin for better results.
Potential side effects of microneedling
Microneedling is generally a safe and effective treatment, but there are some risks and side effects to be aware of. These can include:
- Mild swelling, itching and redness after the treatment (Should resolve within 24-48 hours
- Bruising or bleeding in rare cases
- Infection if the treatment is not performed in a sterile environment
After a microneedling treatment, it is important to take proper care of your skin to ensure optimal results. Here are some microneedling aftercare tips to follow:
- Avoid direct sunlight for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
- Use a gentle cleanser and moisturiser for the first few days after the treatment.
- Avoid applying makeup for at least 24 hours after the treatment.
- Do not use exfoliating products or scrubs for at least one week after the treatment.
- Use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin from the sun.
Our Meso Microneedling Treatment
As you can hopefully see, there are many benefits to microneedling! Here at Cosmetica, we offer a meso microneedling treatment that can perfect your complexion and help you to achieve your skin goals. As well as the collagen and elastin-boosting benefits of the microneedling itself, our treatment also pushes a bespoke cocktail of vitamins and active ingredients under the skin, nourishing it from the inside out.
The procedure is minimally invasive and usually doesn’t require any numbing time, prepping cream and creates virtually no downtime! You can read more microneedling FAQs from our treatment page, or if you want to book a treatment, we look forward to hearing from you!