Micro needling is a procedure used to treat different skin conditions. The technique involves using multiple, tiny, sterile needles on the skin. The puncturing of the needle causes strain and trauma to the skin and thereby promotes the rebuilding of derma, a deeper layer of skin.
Micro needling is also known as Collagen induction therapy, as it encourages the production of Collagen, a protein that helps keep the skin youthful. Skin can lose collagen due to ageing, injuries, such as acne scarring, stretch marks, or other scars. The needle pricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin. The skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue. This new skin tissue will be more youthful and even. By increasing the production of collagen and other healing factors, microneedling rejuvenates the skin. It helps in reducing wrinkles, diminishing scarring, and tightening loose skin.
Micro needling is a minimally invasive treatment that depends upon the skin’s natural wound-healing process. It is found effective for the following skin issues:
- skin pigmentation issues
- stretch marks
- loose skin, such as after weight loss or liposuction
In addition, micro needling is also used to deposit medication deeper into the skin. This can boost the treatment of a variety of issues, including acne scarring.
Micro needling is helpful in reducing sun damage to the skin. It improves the absorption of cosmetic products. It can be done not only in the face, but anywhere in the body.
A few sessions will considerably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead. Micro needling may take a few months before the full results of the procedure are obtained.
It is generally considered as a safe and effective procedure to improve the appearance of the skin, but there are still some risks.
Some may experience skin irritation after the procedure. Other side effects could include:
- flaking of the skin
- skin pigment changes
- reaction to topical medications used during treatment
Bleeding may be a risk for people who have bleeding disorders or who are taking blood-thinning medications. It is important to disclose this information to a doctor before receiving this treatment.
People with active skin infections, active acne, keloid scarring and unstable skin types should refrain from micro needling procedure.