Q & A
MICRONEEDLING BLACK SKIN
PROCEDURE – AFTERCARE
MICRONEEDLING AROUND EYES
MICRONEEDLING DARK SPOTS
WHAT IS MICRO NEEDLE THERAPY?
Micro needling or collagen induction therapy is an aesthetic procedure that promises to rejuvenate the skin by erasing fine lines, eliminating wrinkles, and softening the appearance of scars. A micron needling pen is a tool featuring fine titanium needles to create micro-injuries on the upper layer of the skin. The micro trauma then stimulates a natural healing response by directing collagen and elastin to be produced in microscopic wound regions.
Microneedling results include improvement of skin’s overall texture, elasticity, complexion, and overall condition. Micro needling may be used to target skin blemishes on the face and the rest of the body. Micro needling may also be used to smooth out stretch marks for people who have lost weight and are left with with sagging and loose skin.
IS MICRONEEDLING EFFECTIVE?
If somebody suggests that allowing your face to get pricked with multiple needles can help in skin rejuvenation, you are not likely to follow up on that suggestion because the mere thought of needles getting poked into your face can be very intimidating. However, microneedling can prove to be the best gift that you can give to your skin.
Microneedling has become such a sought after skin treatment because it solves the following problems:
Microneedling stimulates the skin to generate collagen and elastin by making small punctures in the skin. The body is tricked into repairing the injuries and in the process, a new layer of skin replaces the old one, peeling away the marks and spots as well as wrinkled skin. There are no chemicals involved. It a mechanical procedure which can reverse the process of skin aging to quite an extent. It prevents new lines and wrinkles from forming. To treat wrinkles, the 1.5mm needles should be used for effective results.
According to a survey conducted on the effects of microneedling, all the people who tried microneedling saw a significant improvement in the appearance of their facial scars after a few sessions. If you go for home treatment of your scars, you can choose the 1.5mm needles for the dermaroller. Practitioners use upto 3mm long needles to treat deep scars which are present underneath the surface of the skin. The pain experienced and the recovery time are minimal which is why people prefer this method.
As you age, your skin starts producing lesser amount of collagen which gives the skin a dull and wrinkled appearance. Microneedling is effective in correcting damaged skin. The skin is stimulated to produce new skin cells which replace the old ones. As the old layer of skin peels off, fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet get noticeably reduced.
The small punctures vertically induce by the microneedling pen can force the skin to become firm and healthy by producing elastin and collagen. This process of healing is natural which is why the results also last longer. The absorption capacity of the skin improves to help moisturizers or serums work better. You can get tight and glowing skin without going through painful and risky surgical procedures.
Microneedling is effective in shrinking pores, reversing pigmentation or sun damage and improving the skin tone too. It can be done on all parts of the body.
DOES MICRONEEDLING TIGHTEN YOUR SKIN?
As we age our body begins to lose volume, and our skin becomes loose and elastic. This naturally happens as the building blocks of collagen proteins that help keep our cells strong and connected begins to degrade and become weaker over time. As a result, gravity tends to have more influence on your skin cells, and over time this creates droopiness, wrinkles, and bands on your skin. This is the problem that microneedling and Dermapen aims to solve — and many have said that we do that job very well.
HOW DOES MICRONEEDLING WITH DERMAPEN TIGHTEN SKIN?
During the skin’s healing process, your body produces fresh collagen to replace the damaged collagen, which rejuvenates your skin by increasing your body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. This results in an overall improvement in the texture and tightness of your skin by “filling in the lines,” and removing the wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks that can keep you looking young as you age.
HOW MANY MICRONEEDLING SESSIONS DOES IT TAKE TO SEE TIGHTENED SKIN?
The number of treatments required varies based on two things, the first being the results you want to achieve, and the second being which part of the body treatment is being performed on. Just a few sessions of microneedling will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles on the forehead. For most wrinkles or stretch marks on the body, depending on the severity, you may need 4 to 8 microneedling treatments to achieve optimal skin-tightening results.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS TO MICRONEEDLING?
The risk involved in microneedling treatments is very minimal. After a treatment, dry skin or red discoloration may occur, which will typically subside within a week. If you’re concerned about other side effects of microneedling and Dermapen.
Facial skin treatments need to be chosen very carefully because a person’s face is the most visible part of the body. If it gets damaged during treatment, the person has to live with the scars and spots all through his or her life. There are so many skin treatments available for facial dermatological issues. These include dermabrasion, laser therapy, chemical peels and cosmetic surgery. However, micro needling face skin is the latest and most effective way of skin regeneration.
WHAT IS MICRO NEEDLING?
It is a mechanical procedure, which makes use of a micro needling pen containing 12 ultra-fine sterile needles. The needles are simply injected into the skin which leads to formation of small punctures and surface bleeding. The pain experienced is of a very low level because the needles just prick the layers of the skin. In case a person has a very low threshold of bearing pain, he or she can make use of the numbing cream.
The small channels created by the needles are like wounds. Just as every wound sets the healing process of the body into motion, these injuries also stimulate the collagen formation process of the skin. The body stops producing more collagen as a person ages. Microneedling face skin is a way of reminding the body to restart the collagen and elastin production process, which then leads to the formation of a new layer of skin which is thicker and smoother than before.
PROBLEMS SOLVED BY MICRO NEEDLING
Micro needling helps in removing dark spots, surface scarring, fine wrinkles, crow’s feet, acne scars, dark circles and bags under the eyes to give your face a glowing and healthy look. The facial skin becomes firm and smooth giving you a younger look. There is no age limit on looking your best. You should opt for microneedling face skin to give your it the rejuvenation it requires.
BENEFITS OF MICRO NEEDLING
There are plenty of micro needling before and after pictures which prove that it really works for everyone and is the best skin treatment option available at present.
MICRONEEDLING DARK SPOTS
MICRONEEDLING DARK SPOTS
Hyperpigmentation can be caused by hormonal changes, exposure to the sun, aging or medication. Dark spots stand out and make a person feel self-conscious all the time. There are ways in which these dark spots can be made to fade with time and even disappear completely. Micro needling is the most effective of all the procedures used to treat pigmentation.
HOW CAN MICRONEEDLING HELP IN TREATING DARK SPOTS?
Hyperpigmentation occurs due to uneven production of melanin throughout the layer of skin. Wherever melanin is produced in excess, dark spots appear. This irregularity in the generation of melanin can be caused by acne, cuts, sunburn, etc. These dark spots are very stubborn and become more pronounced with time instead of fading away naturally. The reason behind this is that the skin stops producing new cells as a person ages. The old cells accumulate over time and give the skin a very dull appearance.
This is where micro needling comes in to give your skin the perfect boost to restart its growth process. Micro needling involves the use of a pen which contains several tiny needles which are aligned equidistantly. The pen is used to inject these needles at different spots to create micro channels. This is called the collagen induction therapy because the small injuries made to the skin cause surface bleeding which compels the body to start its healing process. The old layer of skin starts becoming dry and in a week or so peels off. Over a period of 10 to 14 days, new collagen is formed to cover up the injuries. This new layer of skin is free from any kind of spots or marks.
Dark spots of both the epidermis and the dermis layers of the skin can be reduced with the help of micro needling. The micro needling procedure requires 4 to 6 sessions with a gap of 4 to 8 weeks between each session. The skin starts responding after the first session itself and at the end of the whole procedure, you get rejuvenated, firm and spot-free skin.
WHY GO FOR MICRONEEDLING?
Microneedling for dark spots is the best treatment method because it is chemical-free and induces the body to naturally heal itself. There are no side effects and the results last for a long time. It is effective for all skin types and offers a no fail dark spot treatment.
MICRONEEDLING BLACK SKIN
Micro needling is a non-ablative skin treatment which means that there is no removal of the epidermis in order to facilitate the development of a new layer of skin. It is safe for all skin types and tones. The micro needling procedure is meant for improving the texture and appearance of the skin.
Ablative treatments have many side effects on dark skin because the high levels of melanin are not compatible with ablative techniques like cutting, burning or abrading. They cause side effects like scarring, hypo or hyperpigmentation and infection. The damage caused by such methods can be long term.
HOW DOES MICRO NEEDLING HELP?
Micro needling involves pricking of the epidermis and dermis with the help of micro needles which lead to tiny punctures in the skin. There is no other damage done to the skin. The intentional injury inflicted on the surface of skin gets repaired in a day or two but it stimulates the healing process of the body and tricks it into producing new collagen. There is no involvement of heat or chemicals in this process which makes it very safe for dark skin tones.
The skin layers remain intact but the growth of new skin cells is stimulated along with increase in blood circulation. The results are the same for all skin tones, be it light or dark. There are no unwanted side effects. The skin tissue gets rebuilt because of which the thickness of the skin as well as its smoothness increases. All the spots, scars, pigmentations, wrinkles and fine lines disappear naturally. The following dermatological conditions which are common with dark-skinned people, get effectively repaired through micro needling:
PROCEDURE OF MICRO NEEDLING
Micro needling works on the principles of neocollagenesis and neovascularisation. The penetration of the stratum corneum by the needles triggers the release of growth factors which help in treating scars and photoaging. After 4 to 6 sessions the skin becomes completely rejuvenated and firm. The micro channels created through this process increase the absorption capacity of the skin.
The serums and supplements which are sometimes combined with the micro needling process or applied after the completion of the process, quickly permeate the layers of the skin to reach deep down and provide the maximum benefit.
This method has the lowest recovery time and causes minimal pain which is why it is the best skin treatment for black skin.
Micro needling is a skin treatment process which is not meant only for the facial skin. It can be applied on all parts of the body to reverse the aging process. The skin on the hands is prone to wrinkles as the age of a person increases. The skin becomes loose and starts sagging.
Nobody likes such lines and wrinkles to spoil their appearance. Micro needling provides the solution for this problem. It helps in tightening the skin on the hands and gives it a smooth texture.
HOW IS MICRO NEEDLING CARRIED OUT ON THE HANDS?
The micro needling procedure involves the usage of a dermaroller or dermapen which contains sterile, ultra-fine needle tips. These needles are vertically injected into the skin to create microscopically small punctures in the dermis layer of the skin. The advanced technology used in such instruments helps in reducing suction and excessive damage to the skin.
Microneedling is similar to laser resurfacing but is a mechanical version of it. This distinction is very important because it eliminates the risk factor which is a big part of laser therapy. Instead of injecting chemical substances into the skin to repair it, needles are inserted to stimulate the natural healing capacity of the body. Once the skin on the hands is punctured with the micro needles, growth factors and fibroblasts are triggered to synthesize new skin matrix. The main constituent of the skin matrix is collagen. With time, the new collagen makes the skin of the hands firm and elastic.
HOW LONG DOES THE PROCEDURE LAST?
The microneedling treatment for the hands takes 4 to 6 sessions of 30 minutes duration. Ideally there should be a gap of a month or so between every session so to get optimum results. The needling process gives signals to the body to make new elastin and collagen and create a new layer of skin to replace the old one.
WHAT MAKES MICRO NEEDLING DIFFERENT?
The effects of micro needling can reach the dermis without affecting the protective outer cover of epidermis. The superficial punctures caused by micro needling close up quickly so that the body does not lose water or succumb to infection. Thin and dry skin on the hands can get thickened up with the addition of new collagen. The results of micro needling are long term and without any side effects. It is more effective than chemical peels or dermabrasion because it harnesses the natural healing power of the body.
MICRONEEDLING AROUND EYES
Dark circles and puffy eyes are very common problems which most of the people face sometime or the other in their lives. In case you too suffer from undereye issues, you can go for microneedling under the eyes to solve them. What does microneedling under the eyes involve?
Micro needling is a process in which percutaneous collagen induction is carried out with the help of miniscule needles which vertically penetrate the skin surface under the eyes. The small punctures are a form of controlled injury which stimulate the body to start its natural repairing process. New skin cells are generated which remove the dullness and darkness under the eyes. Micro needling under the eyes takes 4 to 6 sessions according to the requirement of the patient. These sessions can be done over a period of 3 to 6 months. Micro needling can be done at home using a dermaroller. However, it is safer to go to a medical practitioner for this treatment to avoid damage.
IS IT SAFE?
This is a question which comes to the mind whenever skin treatment is discussed. In this case, the concern is greater because it involves the sensitive eye area. However, micro needling has been proven to be safe as well as effective. The reason is that the small punctures created by the needles hardly take a day or two to get repaired and the redness also disappears within 24 hours.
Another factor is that micro needling is a mechanical procedure which does not make use of any chemicals. This makes it much safer than surgical treatments. The process can be stopped any time in case the patient feels any discomfort. This is a relatively less painful process which most patients are able to tolerate.
WHAT ARE THE RESULTS?
You can start seeing changes just after the first session. This is so because the skin is already stimulated enough to start its new collagen formation process which takes place over a period of 10 to 14 days.
As old skin cells peel off and new skin cells take their place, the skin under the eye starts looking healthier and becomes firm. Eye bags gradually disappear within 45 days and dark circles as well as wrinkles get reduced. After the completion of all the sessions, the undereye area becomes free of all problems. Micro needling under the eye can be done on all skin types and the great results last for a long time.
PROCEDURE – AFTERCARE
WHAT TO DO AFTER MICRO NEEDLING PROCEDURE
Once you have had the procedure done, do the following
DO NOT EXPOSE YOURSELF TO THE SUN
After you have undergone your microneedling procedure, stay out of the sun and do not apply any sunscreen, due to the toxins that may be contained in the lotion. Post procedure, the skin channels are completely open, and any toxins contained in topical applicants may be harmful to you.
DO NOT USE ANY “ACTIVE INGREDIENT” SKIN PRODUCTS
Post procedure, avoid any skin care product that has active ingredients. These commonly include things like Alpha Hydroxyl Acids, Retinol and other similar agents. The skin will be highly sensitive and these products will only irritate the it further.
USE COLLAGEN STIMULATING PEPTIDES
As microneedling serves to stimulate the production of collagen, the skin needs higher amounts of collagen than normal to recover optimally. Collagen Stimulating Peptides assist in that process, further aiding in the stimulation of collagen production.
AVOID THE USE OF MAKEUP AFTER TREATMENT
It is imperative that you let your skin “breathe” and recover for 24 hours after the procedure. The skin channels are open, and using a makeup brush can penetrate the pores, especially if they are very thin, causing further irritation. Using a makeup brush that has been used before can contaminate the skin and, consequently, lead to infections. Wait 24 to 48 hours before you apply face makeup to give your skin the necessary recovery time.
USE A COOLING FACE MASK
After you have undergone microneedling, you may experience some skin inflammation or redness. Using a cooling mask will help reduce the inflammation or redness of the skin, giving you more comfort.
USE AN ANTIOXIDANT SERUM
Antioxidant serums have properties that assist in healing the skin. Serums assist in soothing the skin and further reduce irritation.
As you sweat the pores of your skin will reopen, and the bacteria on your skin may enter the skin punctures. This can lead to a either a reaction or infection.
It is important to stay hydrated before and after your procedure to help your skin heal and rejuvenate faster.
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