If you don’t know much about what skin needling is, it is actually a non-invasive cosmetic procedure. For this cosmetic procedure, experienced doctors use a medical-grade roller or dermapen. It oscillates over the surface, creating evenly spaced micro-injuries to the upper epidermal layer of the skin.
It involves ultrafine needles to prick. This happening jump-starts the body’s reparative responses with the targeted areas. The nervous system stimulates blood cells to fix the puncture, producing more collagen and elastin. It helps in healing your skin.
What Does Skin Needling Do to Your Skin?
There are several benefits that microneedling provides. It not only rejuvenates your skin but also plumps it while causing minimal discomfort. Within very little downtime, you see how quickly it makes a big difference.
The micro-punctures in your surface allow Injectables (such as dermal fillers, Botox, etc.) to penetrate easily. Doctors use Injectables or patient’s own centrifuged blood. As your aging skin gets a boost of essential nutrients, it restarts producing collagen, which turns your skin firmer, brighter, and better. More importantly, the treated skin looks younger than its exact age.
Benefits of Skin Needling
The global microneedling market size is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.9% by 2028 from USD 472.34 million in 2020. Its impact will be visible on dermal skin needling in Coolangatta and other parts of the world. This is just because of its benefits.
Here are some advantages of this procedure that can better tell what it does to your skin:
- Stretch marks minimize
- Improve your skin elasticity
- Fix uneven skin tone condition
- Soften fine lines, folds, and wrinkles
- Alopecia patients see better hair growth
- The problem of enlarged pores get resolved
- Get relief from hyperpigmentation or dark spots
- Minimise scars, including acne or other scars
In addition, you see a major difference in your appearance by spending less money. This cosmetic treatment is actually lesser expensive than laser treatment. The reason is obviously the use of laser light equipment, which penetrates the heat with precision at the affected area.
How It Works
The puncturing of the skin encourages your skin to produce more collagen. That pin-pricking revives your body’s receptors that start receiving healing messages. The collagen-rich tissues get activated and boost collagen and elastin. Their production makes skin tissues more even in tone and texture.
Aging certainly reduces this production of an essential protein called collagen & elastin. With microneedling, your skin restarts making new tissues with the help of these essential proteins. Finally, you see brighter and firmer skin.
Sometimes, doctors combine it with topical serums, radiofrequency, and platelet-rich plasma. These combinations support your skin to fight any severe or stubborn conditions that hide your genuinely youthful and rejuvenated tone & texture.
A dermatologist can guide you about these combinations corresponding to your skin condition. Thereafter, you may decide for opting in or out of the alternative treatments.
Is It Really Painful?
It’s not a full-fledged incision-based therapy. However, the needles are involved, but they feel like being stung. Patients can easily bear that pain. One thing that can be disturbing is oozing blood from micro-injuries. Thankfully, the doctors are extremely quick with this procedure. It does not let patients feel any pain or anxiety for witnessing the discomfort during the procedure.
Once everything is done, the patient sees a little bit of redness and irritation, which lasts for one or two days.
Its Effect May Last for a Lifetime
This advanced cosmetic therapy won’t make any difference in just a session. However, a little bit of lift can be seen in your skin texture. You have to come at least twice or thrice for getting complete relief from skin conditions (which are aforementioned).
There are certain other factors that affect the longevity of its effects. They can be lifestyle changes, body anatomy, and external factors. However, its results can be permanent. But, you need to visit the cosmetic clinic to take a number of treatment sessions until you see results. Consulting with the skin specialist can help you in understanding the results, effects, and other contextual concerns.
Associated Risks and Effects
Unfortunately, microneedling is not risk-free. But, you see only minor skin irritation, which straightaway occurs once done. The redness may persist for a few days if you have extremely sensitive skin.
Here is the list of risks that can be known as their side effects (however, they impact temporarily).
- peeling/scaly skin
These temporary conditions can turn severe if you are not an ideal candidate for it but still try it. Check these conditions and say no if you suffer from any of these conditions.
- You’re prone to skin scars
- Skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema
- Have unhealed wounds and active acne
- Have undergone radiation therapy recently
- Pregnant ladies should also avoid it or need to take a piece of advice from an obstetrician or gynecologist.
Cost of Skin Needling
Its cost can fall anywhere between $75 for small areas and $200+. Simply put, the cost of skin needling depends on the area of your body whose appearance needs uplifting. You may ask the cost during a consultation, which is the first phase of this treatment.
Can You Do Needling at Home?
There are some at-home micro-needling kits in the market. These are all accessible easily. But, they differ from the medical-grade needling devices, which are reserved for professional use only. These are dermapen or derma rollers.
Derma rollers are less penetrative and painful. So, you won’t see as effective results as it appears in dermapen needling in clinics.
Skin needling impacts your surface. Your acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and alopecia conditions show a big difference. Simply put, it actually rejuvenates and refines skin tone and texture. Its cost is lower than any laser resurfacing or injectable treatment for rejuvenation and anti-aging.
DR Sanjay Mohindra is an experienced and the most respected skin specialist. He is also a certified GP. Being an aesthetician, he successfully runs a state-of-art cosmetic clinic. A hundred plus patients have seen a big difference in their contour after dermal skin needling in Coolangatta. His soft-spoken tongue and hands-on experience tell how expert he is.