The Benefits of Micro-Needling
The benefits of micro-needling are hugely impressive and appear in many forms. From fine lines and wrinkles to acne scarring and pigmentation, the application of micro-needling can be tailored to address almost any skincare concern you may have.
Stretch marks appear most commonly in places like: Abdominal wall, Thighs, Upper arms, Buttocks and Breasts. The cause of stretch marks also varies in situations like: pregnancy, sudden gain/loss of weight, rapid growth, hereditary, stress, changes in physical conditions, etc.
When it comes to your skin, there are 3 different layers: the epidermis (outer), the dermis (middle), and the subcutaneous/hypodermic (deepest). Stretch marks occur in the dermis when the connective tissue is “stretched” beyond its power of flexibility. As it stretches, the collagen weakens and the normal production to keep the skin youthful is disrupted. What is left behind is the appearance of lighter skin, some redness at first, as well as what may look like bruising within the mark.
What’s the Recovery Process?
The natural healing process of the skin happens in three phases and can take anywhere between 2-7 days:
Phase 1: Inflammation – Once the skin is pierced, it triggers the response from the immune system to naturally disinfect the wounds, remove debris, increase the blood flow, and create new tissue.
Phase 2: Proliferation – The wound starts to rebuild itself with the new cells and the temporary collagen and elastin, as well as a new network of blood vessels.
Phase 3: Remodelling – The collagen produced in Phase 2 is replaced by even stronger collagen, allowing the skin to contract and create a tightening effect on the skin.
All new clients must have a consultation with me before having any advanced treatments.
What Are The Benefits of Micro-Needling?
1. Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles:
No one wants to look older than they are. But premature ageing that presents as fine lines and wrinkles does just that. The tiny injuries from a micro-needling session boost collagen and elastin production to fight lines and wrinkles.
Collagen and elastin are compounds in your skin that add structure and strength, lending a youthful quality. The wound-healing mechanisms also stimulate your body to produce new skin cells, making fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles less apparent.
2. Scar treatment:
Because micro-needling stimulates collagen and elastin production, it’s also super effective in addressing acne and other scars on your skin. The only type of scar not possible to treat is keloid, or raised, scars.
3. Helps reduce and repair sun damage:
Micro-needling is effective in reducing the appearance of sun damage, particularly hyperpigmentation and age spots. If you have a blotchy, brownish complexion, which is probably a result of too many days of sunning, micro-needling and its ability to stimulate new collagen and skin cells can reinvigorate your look and even out your tone.
Ageing doesn’t just show up as wrinkles and discolouration. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity, so it appears lax. Ageing skin may also look dull and lack a lustrous glow. Micro-needling can change this.
The buildup of collagen that occurs in response to the tiny wounds can improve skin structure to fight sagging. Plus, just 24 hours following a session, you experience a radiant, fresh glow.
5. Visibly reduces pores:
Despite the fact that micro-needling involves punching holes in your skin, it doesn’t increase the size of your pores. In fact, it helps your pores appear much smaller. When the collagen around your pores is stimulated, the area around each pore plumps, making the pore itself almost disappear.
6. Improves the effectiveness of your other topical products:
Post micro-needling is the prime time to apply anti-aging treatments, moisturisers, and other topical treatments that boost skin health and appearance. The micro-holes receive creams, serums, and gels more readily and deliver them deeper into your dermis than when applied regularly.
7. Helps reduce and prevent stretch marks:
Micro-needling works just about anywhere on your body. It can be effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks that show up after periods of rapid growth, such as during pregnancy.
8. Visibly reduce rosacea:
The ruddiness and skin thickening of rosacea can be addressed with micro-needling. If you suffer from this skin condition, you experience a hastened breakdown of collagen. Micro-needling stimulates the growth of collagen to offset and replace this breakdown, so your skin looks less inflamed and irritated.
9. Visibly reduce acne:
Because of the improved delivery of topical applications, you can use micro-needling to help improve the effectiveness of topical acne treatments. Regular micro-needling applications at Signature Skin Care can help your skin clear up.