Micro needling or skin needling is the process whereby you use micro needles attached to a handheld skin roller to puncture skin in a painless way. Micro needles are 1mm-3mm in length and only puncture the epidermis or outer layer of the skin. Micro needling is done to promote the creation of collagen and elastin which are the primary agents in activating the skin’s natural healing process.
When the micro needles already punctured the skin, these create a wound that stimulates collagen and elastin formation and creation, and not infection and scars. The collagen and elastin are primarily helpful in rejuvenating and healing skin imperfections such as wrinkles, stretch marks, surgical marks and others.
Micro needling also involves using agent to make pores and skin numb so that the treatment will bear effective and great results. Micro needling is not a painful process, but it makes people using it feel a tingling sensation. It can be discomforting, but rest assured that if done safely and properly, micro needling will give you amazing results and will not make you suffer, especially your skin.
Micro needling or micro needle therapy using a handheld rolling device or dermaroller can be performed on all skin types and colors, and is even safe for sensitive skin. As you continue doing this therapy, you will feel your skin has become tighter, smoother, thicker and of course, younger. This therapy will promote increased blood flow on areas that are defective, and will eradicate or minimize fine lines and scars, including deep and big acne scars. Since micro needling punctures the outer part of the skin for the formation of collagen and elastin, it also enables for the skin to absorb moisturizers, creams and other essentials put on skin. It also promotes hair growth and minimizes stretch marks. Micro needling therapy can be done and repeated every 6-8 weeks as long as the outer layer of the skin is already healed, but formation of collagen still continues for 12 months after treatment.
When you want to do the process of micro needling, make sure that you clean your skin well. You can apply any skin moisturizer or cream of your choice, just make sure you are not allergic to what you are using. Roll the handheld rolling device with the micro needles on your skin in a gentle way and 4-5 times in each direction in a horizontal pattern. At first, try using it 1-2 times a week, and when your skin is already conditioned, you can increase application to 3-5 times a week.
Micro needling is safe, and is great for the skin!