Did you know that the natural collagen production in your body is the reason for your smooth and radiant-glow skin? Most beauty products and anti-aging treatments have collagen content or medical tools that boost your collagen production, like microneedling. RAW Aesthetics and Wellness specialize in keeping your skin look at its best.
Collagen plays a significant role in strengthening and structuring your skin. It helps maintain the skin’s elasticity to avoid sagging. It also helps keep your skin hydrated that prevent symptoms of aging like fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen is present in most parts of the body, like blood vessels and corneas. It keeps parts of your body glued together and serves as a building block of skin, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.
Collagen production in the body may be high, especially for young adults. Still, it can also drop down as you age due to your lifestyle, too much exposure to sunlight or artificial light with high UV light, smoking, and eating an excessive amount of sugar and carbohydrate intake. As more people become cautious of their well-being and appearance, so does the medical advances to meet the needs. Whereby collagen supplements and different cosmetic treatments are made possible. Microneedling is one of those procedures that has been in the aesthetic industry for a while and has proven effective and impressive results on your skin, as it helps generate new collagen and skin tissue.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a minimally invasive aesthetic procedure that uses fine needles to puncture the skin. It works by wounding your skin through the tiny fine needles using a roller all over your face. It may sound painful, but it’s not, although you may feel a little tingling. When the skin is wounded, the body’s natural response is to patch up the injury and grow new cells, and this is the concept of microneedling. The controlled injury by the pinprick roller method enables the skin to produce fresh collagen and elastin. It also improves the appearance of acne scarring, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, stretch marks, and other hyperpigmentation. However, undergoing microneedling treatment may not be for those who have active acne, infections, lesions, or any wound problems, as this may post further issues on the skin. It is essential to ensure that your skin is clear from these skin problems to ensure optimal results. The good thing about microneedling is that it is not limited to the face, but it can be in any part of your body, making the treatment favored by both the patients and doctors.
During the procedure, your attending physician will evenly roll the pen-like tool with tiny needles all over your face. The needles are too small that you wouldn’t notice it even after the treatment. The idea of pinpricking on your face may have slight discomfort, so topical anesthetic will be applied for a more comfortable experience. Microneedling doesn’t take long and usually ends for about thirty minutes. There is minimal downtime, and you may have temporary redness or swelling on your face for a few days. At least three to six sessions of microneedling treatment is advisable within a month interval to achieve the maximum result. You may see visible effects like firmer and lifted skin in just a few days and continues to improve as you complete the entire sessions, depending on your desired result.
What does Microneedling Really Do to Your Face?
Microneedling stimulates your natural collagen production. It is also known as collagen induction therapy or percutaneous collagen induction. Given that microneedling promotes collagen in the body, here are few more things that microneedling can do to your face.
Microneedling reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
The environmental factors of causing the signs of aging make it difficult, especially to young adults, to maintain healthy skin. Too much UV light exposure is the reason for most of it, as the UV rays quickly penetrate the deep layers of the skin and damages and kill the cells. When the cells are damaged, the skin’s structures start to deteriorate as well, resulting in saggy, wrinkly, and causes skin discoloration.
The physical trauma created by the microneedling treatment allows new cell regeneration to topple the signs of aging like fine lines. The increase of collagen on the punctured skin fills in the fine lines and wrinkles. However, microneedling for the reduction of wrinkles only applies to minor lines.
Microneedling helps repair visible scars and acne scars.
Minor scar treatments usually go away on their own since the body has the natural healing process that allows regrowth of damaged skin cells, but scars stay longer and sometimes become permanent marks on the skin. It may not post health risks, but it can be very annoying. Microneedling is a method that fastens your skin cells’ regeneration, so you don’t have to wait that long to bring back your confidence.
The skin consists of different layers. It has epidermis located on the top layer, which you see with your naked eye, while the location of the dermis is beneath the epidermis. Microneedling prompts the dermis layer of the skin to rebuild its structure. Thus, it allows any pre-existing minor scarring to re-heal. As a result, it gives a smoother skin texture.
Microneedling improves hyperpigmentation and reverses sun-damaged skin.
The causes of hyperpigmentation are from the increase of melanin on certain parts. Melanin is a natural skin pigmentation that protects your skin from the UV rays. Thus, darker melanin is less likely to have sun damage than those who have lighter skin. In some cases, the growth of extra melanin from acne scars, sun damage, hormones, aging, skin injuries, or inflammation is not pleasing. Hyperpigmentation diminishes on its own but takes a few months, and sometimes years to completely fade. There are also available over-the-counter medications to help reduce its appearance, but clinical treatments can be your lifeline if you are uncomfortable. And microneedling can serve its purpose while keeping you look radiant. The process of microneedling disperses the pigmented cells on your face, causing the skin to lighten, giving you a brighter and more even complexion.
Microneedling tightens pores
Whatever skin type you have, may it be oily, dry, normal, or a mix of everything, you may experience having large and open pores. It gives your skin a dull appearance, and it could be discouraging, lowering your self-esteem. There are a few practices that you can minimize it. It includes regular cleansing, removing make-up before bed, and exfoliation. However, there are times that you miss it out, and no matter how you try, you end up being frustrated. When this happens, microneedling is your best friend. Like how microneedling works with minimal scars on the face, it also helps tighten your pores with the help of the new cell and collagen and works faster than home treatments.
As we age, the collagen production in the body reduces its quantity. As it decreases, so as your youthful look. Keeping the right amount of collagen your body needs helps delay signs of aging and dryness of the skin. Although microneedling promotes collagen production, it is not a quick fix because it only triggers the collagen, whereby the natural process of regeneration occurs. RAW Aesthetics and Wellness can give you the pampering and care your skin needs, whether you’re up for body cleansing through health and wellness or clinical aesthetic procedure.