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Don’t Be Afraid – It Is Just Micro-Needling

Acne can cause insecurity and embarrassment, and even if a person successfully gets rid of acne, acne scars never leave you alone. Since my teenage, like most people, I have struggled with acne. I have tried almost every medication and home remedy to get clearer skin. After dealing with on-and-off acne for nearly six years, I am happy to say that I am acne-free. But every battle leaves its marks, and mine left them in the form of acne scars. After getting multiple treatments and using countless creams to reduce these scars and the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, I finally came across micro-needling. Needless to say, the first impression that I got of this treatment because of its name itself freaked me out. I hate needles! And imagining needles anywhere near my face was just the death of me. 

However, after deep research and reviews from some close people in my life, I decided to give this procedure a chance and test my luck. I did my research and will explain every crucial aspect of micro-needling so you do not have to. As per my research, fear is not the only thing stopping everyone from availing this exceptional procedure. Misinformation and lack of information are two equally prominent factors. So this blog will discuss all primary aspects of micro-needling in detail.

What is Micro-needling, and How Does it Work? 

In simple words, micro-needling is a collagen induction therapy. This procedure is well-known and acclaimed for treating skin damage, including fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, and acne scars. Our skin loses its natural collagen and becomes easily damageable with age and time. Harsh chemicals in cosmetic products and other hormonal factors can lead to acne breakouts, leaving stubborn scars that sometimes become permanent. This procedure uses microneedles that make tiny pricks into the skin. These pricks stimulate collagen production by boosting our skin’s natural healing process with these small incisions. The main aim is to naturally force our skin to improve its power to produce collagen. This treatment induces reflex action that can make our skin healthier, smooth, and fuller. 

As far as the pain levels of the treatment go, this treatment is minimally invasive and does not hurt too much. These small incisions and pricks are too tiny to hurt too much. So do not let the word needles scare you, focus on “micro” instead. Following are some of the skin issues that are treatable using micro-needling:

  • burn marks
  • acne scars
  • surgical scars
  • melasma
  • sun damage
  • stretch marks
  • sagging skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines 
  • cellulite
  • rosacea
  • cellulite
  • crepey skin
  • enlarged pores

Thus, no matter which skin issue you are experiencing, micro-needling can help you deal with anything and everything with no downtime! At most, the treatment takes around 30 to 40 minutes to cover any specific area. Moreover, suppose you are too sensitive or do not want to experience even mild discomfort. In that case, you will be pleased to know that numbing cream application is also available so that patients can relax and get the most out of their treatments. The needles reach down to the dermis and make pricks there to speed up cells’ ability to produce collagen and elastin. The treatment is entirely safe and does not cause any major side effects. Mild redness, itching, and inflammation are common side effects after the treatment. These side effects are temporary and go away within a few hours. However, to avoid anything serious, you will be advised to limit sun exposure. 

When Do the Results of Microneedling Become Visible? 

As with most skin treatments, Micro-needling also requires more than one session or treatment. Although it is an excellent alternative to surgical skin-clearing and anti-aging treatments, it is only minimally invasive. This treatment’s maximum time to showcase results is between 3 to 6 months. However, a person can track progress within the treatment sessions. This is because we want to increase collagen production in our skin naturally. So our skin requires a specific time for remodeling and adapting to the change that this procedure causes. 

Ask for a Combination Treatment

Now that you are well aware that this treatment is exceptionally beneficial, there is nothing to be afraid of, especially if it’s just the needles. These needles can be our chance of uncovering healthier, smoother, and clearer skin permanently. So, quit having doubts and book a free consultation at Cutera Aesthetics to share your concerns with professional experts. You can also ask for a combination treatment. For instance, PRP (platelet-rich plasma) can also help speed up the healing process in case of stubborn and severe skin conditions, including sun damage and acne scars. Get in touch with experts to discuss your medical history and get a suitable treatment!