Microneedling is becoming a popular way to fight off the signs of aging while benefiting from all natural, cost-effective treatments. This process delivers unparalleled results that can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as improve overall skin texture for a glowing complexion. It’s even been widely used for treating scarring—both facial and bodily—as well as hyperpigmentation.
Unlike traditional techniques, which utilize harsh chemicals to penetrate your skin’s surface, microneedling works by causing tiny punctures in the topmost layers of your epidermis using small needles (usually 0.25–0.5 mm in size). As these “injuries” heal, they trigger a series of events beneath the skin that prompt a boost in collagen and elastin production, ultimately resulting in firmer and more youthful-looking skin.
Additionally, there are no recovery or long downtimes involved with this treatment—you can resume your activities right away after each session!
Now you may be wondering how you can get started doing this at home. Thankfully, it requires very minimal prep work. First, make sure to cleanse both the areas you plan to treat as well as your device (whether it’s derma rollers or manual handheld tools) thoroughly with either alcohol or hydrogen peroxide so that nothing bacteria is being transferred onto your skin during treatment.
Next, ensure to apply a thin layer of hyaluronic acid serum before proceeding so that your device glides smoothly across the surface like a knife cutting through butter without irritating fragile tissue fibers beneath its surface.
Finally, begin making gentle passes back and forth over each treated area. The direction should remain consistent throughout the attempt of two brief sets over one specific portion at a time if possible, but avoid crossing one distressed area multiple times with repeated contact from said tool or device if possible.
What can you expect after finishing treatment? Similar to other invasive procedures such as chemical peels or laser resurfacing sessions, some redness may linger near treated points after completing them.
However, this typically subsides within 4–8 hours post-application, so don’t worry if some residual discoloration remains visible directly following use—allowing complexions adequate time rest will have their recently restored effects show up looking freshly crooned sooner rather than later!
With consistent use, microneedling will make fine lines subtly fade away until barely discernible; smooth out rough patches until color blends perfectly together; eliminate discolored wrinkles until relatively indistinguishable against surrounding regions, etc. (given proper nourishment), allowing beauty enthusiasts everywhere to reap much more radiant rewards from every trial run than expected!