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What Is Microneedling?
The Ultimate Guide To Everything About Microneedling!
Microneedling is one of the procedures that the beauty industry offers for the beauty and youthfulness of the skin. The procedure cannot be called new, since it belongs to the well-known mesoscooter therapy. So, today in this article I am going to tell you about what is microneedling, does the procedure really bring real benefits? So, see these below...
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a modern cosmetic procedure. It is also called mesoneedling, microneedle therapy, or fractional mesotherapy. The essence of the technique is the introduction of active serums into the upper layers of the epidermis using a special device a derma roller, dermapen, or a permanent makeup machine equipped with special mesh modules.
Means are introduced into the skin through microneedling with ultra-thin needles of the device. This ensures the high efficiency of the impact of useful elements and their better digestibility.
At the same time, protective functions, regeneration, and skin rejuvenation processes are activated, and the synthesis of collagen and elastin is stimulated, which leads to an even relief, and a decrease in wrinkles and scar tissue. The microneedling procedure is a gentle alternative to plastic surgery, deep peeling, and laser treatment.
Microneedling can be performed not only on the face, but also on other parts of the body. The only difference is to choose the right mesoscooter for a specific part of the body. For example, for processing large surfaces, it is recommended to use a larger nozzle, while for microneedling the face, a small mesoscooter is suitable. Also, experts recommend purchasing a separate device for different zones.
History of Microneedling:
Microneedling is a type of acupuncture, one of the oldest methods of treatment. China is considered to be the birthplace of acupuncture, but archaeological finds show that other peoples also used it - the inhabitants of Ancient Egypt, Tibet, Nepal, India ...
Europe experienced a real boom in acupuncture treatment in the 19th century. A new impetus for its development emerged in the 1950s.
Microneedling was discovered almost by accident at the end of the 20th century.
In 1999, Dr. Desmond Fernandez developed a special needle roller for the effective treatment of scar tissue. And so the dermaroller was born.
Benefits Of Microneedling Procedure:
There are many benefits of Microneedling. Fast results are visible after the first procedure. Suitable for all skin types, even thin and sensitive. Can be used on different areas of the face and body.
After microneedling, the effectiveness of home care may increase. See below the benefits of the Microneedling in detail.
Microneedles Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles:
Microneedling invigorates the development of elastin and collagen, which is the principal justification behind the energy of any skin. This is a strong treatment to stop the maturing system and forestall the development of profound kinks and scarcely discernible differences.
You will feel an unmistakable contrast after a couple of meetings: crow's feet, profound kinks, and scarcely discernible differences will be decreased. The most awesome aspect of this extraordinary treatment is that it utilizes the regular strategy for recuperating the body and gives superb outcomes.
Effective For The Scalp:
The method is also effective for the scalp with severe dryness and brittle hair, as well as their loss (alopecia). Microneedling activates hair follicles, stimulates growth, and improves hair structure.
Great For Body Care:
Microneedling is also used in cosmetology and for body care - with stretch marks, cellulite, and varicose veins. The procedure restores skin elasticity in the décolleté and neck areas. Helps to remove fat deposits, and reduce sagging skin on the abdomen, thighs, and arms.
Remove Pigmentation And Sun Damage:
Evidently, collagen is the main method for cleaning up the vibe of your skin, and it goes past kink decrease. The excitement of collagen with microneedles additionally turns around staining and skin harm, including hyperpigmentation.
The Dermapen in proficient hands is a promising solution for earthy and sketchy facial pigmentation. Extra pigmentation because of the sun can likewise be fundamentally decreased by utilizing Dermapen. It likewise assists with accomplishing brilliant and clear skin.
Microneedles Prevent Skin Aging:
Micro piercing has an uncanny capacity to repair harmed skin and fix free skin. This makes microneedling the most famous methodology for the skin of more established ladies and men. With this astounding treatment for all skin types, acne scarring rebuilding, skin fixing, and restoration can be easily accomplished.
A visible result is present after the first procedure. Skin condition and texture are visibly improved.
Microneedling helps fight age-related changes, skin laxity, post-acne, pigmentation, acne scars, enlarged pores, and dull complexion. "Returns youth" to the area around the eyes: reduces swelling, and wrinkles in the corners.
Perfectly tightens the oval of the face, restores contours, and reduces the “double chin”.
How To Prepare For Microneedling?
To get the desired effect, you need to follow a few simple rules at least a couple of days before injections.
Do not smoke;
Do not drink alcohol:
Do not take blood thinners (such as aspirin and omega-3s).
On the day of fractional mesotherapy, it is advisable not to sunbathe and not to visit the pool.
Indications for fractional mesotherapy
It is much easier to nourish the youthfulness of the skin with timely procedures than to take drastic measures, such as plastic surgery.
The microneedle technique of fractional mesotherapy is considered universal, as it is suitable for solving most aesthetic issues.
How Is The Microneedling Carried Out?
The procedure can be performed on clean, untreated skin. But usually, some kind of serum/gel/cream is applied to the face with various promoted “youth” ingredients in the composition: antioxidants, hyaluronic acid, collagen, amino acids, vitamins, lactic acid, etc. The punctures create channels to transport the cosmetic deeper into the skin. So, see below the steps to do skin needling treatment.
First, the skin is prepared for the procedure, for which it is cleaned and disinfected. Afterward, the serum is applied to the face and the skin is treated with a microneedle nozzle.
Since the upper layer of the epidermis receives numerous punctures, the procedure can be painful. With a high pain threshold, it is better to use an anesthetic cream - this way the procedure will be more comfortable.
After the skin is treated with microneedles. A professional nozzle with microneedles allows you to adjust the depth of penetration of the needles.
For example, for areas with fragile skin, such as the skin around the eyes, a minimum depth is usually set, while for the cheeks, especially the area with nasolabial folds, the puncture depth can be increased to 2.5 mm.
During the procedure with needles longer than 1 mm, droplets of blood from punctures appear on the face, so after that, the face must be treated with an antiseptic. After microneedling, redness and swelling of the face may persist for a day.
The procedure can be performed not only on the face but also on the neck, décolleté, body, and scalp. Treatment of the skin with microneedles is contraindicated during pregnancy, as well as in the presence of inflammatory processes in the affected area.
Care After Microneedling:
By the way, in microneedling, the depth of penetration of needles is usually comparable to mesotherapy, bio revitalization, and plasma lifting. A deeper effect in such injection techniques also occurs, but rarely.
Microneedling is usually applied to the face. They do not spare even the most delicate skin around the eyes. It is also possible to "perforate" the neck, décolleté, arms, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, and even the scalp (to enhance hair growth). So, see below how to take care after microneedling treatment.
During the day after the procedure, you can not use decorative and care cosmetics, or cleansers. Products with an aggressive principle of exposure should preferably be postponed for 3-4 days.
For 5-10 days, it is recommended to refrain from prolonged exposure to the sun, visiting a solarium, and in the future, be sure to use a sunscreen with a high SPF.
Don't forget to moisturize your skin! The Hydro active 30 h mist from the Beauty Style brand will help maintain an optimal level of moisture. Prolonged action will provide hydration for up to 30 hours. Thanks to its convenient format, you can take the product with you on the road, to work, on a business trip, so that you can use it at any convenient time, restoring freshness and comfort to your skin. The mist is suitable for all skin types.
During the course of mesoneedling, it is not recommended to carry out other cosmetic procedures: hardware peels, and laser exposure.
It is recommended to refrain from visiting the bath or sauna, it is undesirable to take hot baths.
Who Should Not Do Microneedling?
The microneedling procedure is characterized by a low level of skin injury, which significantly reduces the rehabilitation period and reduces the risk of developing infectious inflammation.
You need to understand that although the microneedling procedure is minimally invasive, it still violates the integrity of the skin. Immediately after the session, bruising is possible at the injection sites, slight swelling.
Any cosmetic procedure has two sides, so there are limitations. Microneedling should not be used in the following situations:
During pregnancy and breastfeeding.
With cancer, diabetes, and diseases of the internal organs in the acute stage.
Allergic reactions to anesthetic or active substances.
Blood clotting disorders, blood diseases, and alcoholism.
With inflammatory reactions, severe acne, skin damage, and burns.
And also it is not recommended to carry out the procedure during active solar radiation.
Epilepsy and mental illness,
Period of exacerbation of skin diseases - in this case, you should wait for a period of remission,
The presence of a large number of moles in the intended area of execution,
Allergy to any of the components of the active serum (it is advisable to pre-test for sensitivity),
Taking certain medications - it is necessary to warn the specialist if any drug therapy is carried out.
If you did deep peelings the day before, fractional mesotherapy is excluded.
Q. Can microneedling be done at home?
A. At home, it is recommended to use short thin mesoscooters. Their effectiveness is less than that of professional devices, although they are less painful.
The home procedure must be taken seriously and the treatment with disinfectants should not be neglected. The mesoscooter should be used individually, and not transferred to the use of other persons.
Q. What Is the Rehabilitation Period Of Microneedling?
A. The rehabilitation period after the procedure is necessary. As a rule, it lasts from 1 to 3 days. The rules of the rehabilitation period are quite standard: the refusal of a bath, sauna, active ultraviolet radiation, solariums, cosmetics, and facial massage. There are no other restrictions.
It is believed that during this period the skin is able to fully recover. Gradually, the skin condition will begin to change for the better: the tone will become smoother, and elasticity will appear.
The effect of the microneedling procedure appears immediately after the first procedure, but a more favorable result can be achieved with 4-5 sessions every 10-14 days. It is for this number of sessions that one course is designed, which is recommended to be repeated no earlier than after 4-6 months.
Q. How Does The Microneedling Procedure Work?
A. Microtrauma occurs, which stimulates the body's natural healing process - regeneration. As a result, cell turnover increases, collagen induction therapy is induced and more elastin is produced. This fantastic treatment not only prevents the signs of aging but also reverses it! Incredible right?
This procedure works in the same way as laser procedures. But he uses needles to mechanically injure the skin instead of using light or heat.
Microneeling is extremely popular among skincare enthusiasts and is considered the world's best anti-aging procedure. So think about skin aging now!
You will quickly notice that the treated area is smoother and softer. In addition, the full effect will be visible after a few months.
Microneedling can be securely rehashed each 2 to about a month until you obtain the ideal outcome. For collagen production, we suggest beginning with 5 medicines with 4 a month and a half between medicines. Furthermore, 6-8 strategies to decrease acne scars, and stretch marks, and work on the scalp.
The number of procedures depends on how each organism reacts to them. Most clients see results after the first meeting.
Q. How Long Does The Effect Last After Microneedling?
A. Cosmetologists say that already from one procedure the face will change. And for a pronounced rejuvenating effect, a course of 5-7 sessions is needed.
The frequency of procedures, on average - 1 time per week (can reach 1 month when working with needles of maximum length).
It is promised that the effect of microneedling lasts 6-12 months. Accordingly, as it subsides, it is proposed to visit the beautician again. And so all my life. They sit on the “needles” in the same way as on any injection method.
Why? Because microneedling does not rejuvenate anything, but only accelerates aging. A few months after the course of procedures (sometimes even after a few days), you will see a face in the mirror that has aged 5-10 years.
After all, all this time, negative processes took place inside the skin. They were launched when your face was turned into a "sieve".
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