Microneedling treatment is a minimally-invasive procedure for facial rejuvenation. It employs tiny, sharp needles to create small holes in the skin to induce skin injury response.
As the fine needles puncture the skin, they create channels or micro-wounds that trigger the body injury response, a natural healing process, to fill the channels with new collagen and elastin, which leads to improved skin texture, firmness and hydration.
There are two types of microneedling: cosmetic microneedling and medical microneedling. Costmetic microneedling can be performed by herself or himself or by the esthetician. However, Medical microneedling has to be done by physician. The needle for cosmetic microneedling is shorter than the one for medical microneedling.
The length of needling is 0.5 mm or less. It can stimulate the superficial layer, epidermis and upper-dermis to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The length of needling is 0.5 mm longer. It penetrate deeper layer of skin, deep dermis. It is not only the option for the treatment of fine line and wrinkles, but also the treatment for acne scar or other type of scars.
The medical microneedling treatment uses a pen-shaped electric medical device that employs about a dozen fine needles to penetrate the surface of the skin at a very high speed to rebuild elasticity and reduce the size of pores. The needles break down old scar tissue and stimulate skin cells to proliferate, resulting in the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers, and in the formation of new capillaries, which improve blood supply.
Medical Microneedling is vert effective for aging concerns such as wrinkles, lines, folds and crows feet. Scars and stretch marks can improve from treatments due to production of collagen and elastin. Pigmentation can also be improved. Skin needling can also have visible improvement of skin radiance, skin firmness and compactness.
The microneedling treatments can be repeated every 2 to 4 weeks for fine wrinkle treatment and it can be every 4 to 6 weeks for scar treatment.
It is possible to have dryness, scaling, redness, or swelling after treatment, and the condition may last for a few days or longer.
It is recommended that patients protect their skin from the sun after the procedure.
When the procedure is used to treat acne scars, it is recommended that patients clean their face with a gentle cleanser every night. This should be repeated in the morning and products such as makeup and lotions can be used regularly.
Wound infections may occur, but they are very rare.
Skin rejuvenation will be visible as soon as two weeks after the procedure or as much as 6-8 months after.
Results for burn scar treatments can take between six months and one year to show.