Microneedle facelift gives new hope to women wanting to look younger without surgery
For as long as we have known, women (and men alike) have been on the quest for beauty secrets that could help to reverse the hands of time. Be it topical, oral, or even surgical, believe me we’ve tried them all.
But now, with a new breakthrough in microneedling techniques, there is hope for restoring smooth, toned skin without the need for going under the knife.
But before you thumb through your phone and make a call to the nearest aesthetics doctor, it’s important to find out all you need to know about this treatment.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling requires using ultrafine needles to puncture your skin to make very tiny wounds. Your body’s collagen production soars as your skin heals from these wounds, with the end result: softening and / or erasing of fine wrinkles and a tauter skin.
To date, this is the only known dermatology treatment that tightens your skin while also reducing your wrinkles at the same time.
What does it feel like?
Although the microneedling procedure is extremely safe, there will be some mild effects.
Many patients report a slightly uncomfortable yet tolerable experience during the treatment. You can expect some mild redness and swelling around the treated areas. It is not uncommon for your face to feel warm, as if you have had a sunburn.
What can you expect from the treatment?
To improve patient’s comfort, a topical numbing gel will be applied to the area that requires treatment. The microneedling device, which is outfitted with a cluster of needles, will then deliver several dozen pricks about three millimeters deep into your skin. At the same time, the device will shoot radiofrequency energy into your skin to treat scars and wrinkles and help you achieve a more youthful look.
Working together, the needles and heat energy stimulate your skin into creating new collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA), repairing tissue and hydrating your skin, respectively. Each session takes no more than 30 minutes.
After the treatment, you will find that skin is lifted, and within a week, you will be able to see an improvement in skin quality and wrinkles, but this is mostly due to swelling. In the next few months, as collagen, elastin and HA renews, the lasting improvement in your skin will be apparent within 3 to 6 months.
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Who is it suitable for?
For anyone looking to reduce wrinkles and have a smoother, tauter skin. It’s also great for those who are looking to correct scarring as a result of acne.