The importance of micro needling becomes clear when you want clear and youthful skin. Just as you go to the dentist for the treatment of decayed teeth, you should similarly refer to micro needling to take care of your damaged skin. Yet, what is microneedling and why it is commonly believed to be harmful? Stay tuned to learn more about microneedling from Dr. Leila Fard‘s point of view.
What is micro needling?
Micro-needling is one of the best treatments for rejuvenation in modern cosmetic medicine. This method, in addition to the great effects it has on the skin, is completely non-invasive and does not have a special recovery period. The microneedling process is performed using microneedles with a platinum coating and stimulation of the dermal fibroblasts to make collagen. In addition to rejuvenating (lifting and collagen stimulation), microneedling also has an amazing effect on removing acne and scars.
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Dr. Leila Fard:
Before and after micro-needling, we use a special drug combination called exfoliators, brightening compounds, and stimulants of collagen growth.
What are the therapeutic purposes of micro-needling?
As mentioned, microneedling is applied to rejuvenate, lift and remove blemishes, pimples, and skin scars. Accordingly, the therapeutic aims of microneedling are:
- Stimulating collagen production
- Skin rejuvenation
- Tightening the pores
- Eliminating pimples and blemishes
- Improves fine wrinkles on the skin
- Lightening of sunspots
Does microneedling damage the skin?
Contrary to popular belief, microneedling does not damage or thin the skin in any way. If the microneedling treatment is done correctly, it will not harm your skin in any way. Many people believe that microneedling removes a layer of their skin, but as mentioned, this method is in the category of non-invasive methods of cosmetic medicine and you should not worry about damaging your skin, because a layer of skin is not going to be removed.
Dr. Leila Fard:
Many of my clients are afraid of microneedling because they think a layer of skin is going to be removed and damaged, but I must assure you that it is not the case, and the method is not aggressive to the skin at all. Do not worry about damaging the skin. Some say they have seen videos of blood flowing during micro-needling, which is not the right manner to do micro-needling.
Complementary microneedling therapy for oily skin
If you suffer from oily skin and are tired of its treatment, it is time to go for a comprehensive treatment plan for oily skin. The method employs a combination of micro-needling, microdermabrasion, non-invasive lasers, and home remedies to improve the appearance of large pores, blemishes, and subcutaneous pimples. So microneedling can also treat your oily skin and acne as a complementary treatment.
Does microneedling make active acne worse?
Dr. Leila Fard:
Not at all. If you do not have acne, you do not need microneedling or lasers at all. These treatments should be carried out when you deal with acne and you should not worry about it getting worse.
How long is the microneedling treatment period?
The microneedling treatment course is completed in four monthly sessions. Then, if the course needs to be repeated, the course should be repeated one year after the first session.
Does microneedling hurt?
Prior to the microneedling process, the affected area is anesthetized with an anesthetic cream so that the client does not feel the slightest pain.
Does microneedling interfere with daily activities?
Micro-needling is one of the methods of cosmetic medicine that has a very short recovery period. Short-term skin inflammation of up to two days and mild flaking are the only things you should expect to experience after micro-needling. On the other hand, after doing this beauty procedure, you will not have any restrictions for doing daily activities. But it is better not to be exposed to direct sunlight for 72 hours and use a sunscreen with a strong SPF protection.