It sounds like a nightmare but pricking your face with needles might be worth it.
For those looking to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles, scars, or boost collagen, microneedling might offer a minimally invasive solution. What is microneedling, what are the benefits, and why do you need it? Also, does it hurt?
Micro-needling (also known as collagen induction therapy) induces collagen production and actually strengthens the epidermis. When glided over the skin, the needles create micro “injuries” in the skin to trigger new collagen growth. Each micro “injury” creates a channel that triggers the body to produce new collagen and elastin to fill the microscopic wound. This procedure has no major side effects and results are noticeable in a short period of time.
So what are the major benefits of microneedling?
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles - The loss of elastin and collagen causes thinning, sagging skin and facial wrinkles. Microneedling stimulates the production of natural elastin and collagen.
- Improves scars - This treatment is proven to diminish the look of surgery and acne scars. Microneedling breaks down old tissue and triggers the production of new elastin. The same goes for stretch marks as well!
- Prevents first signs of aging - Microneedling can effectively prevent the first few signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and melasma.
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