MICRONEEDLING – Dr. Shamsah Hirani
Skin care, without a doubt, is becoming a lot more popular and important nowadays. It is not surprising that people of all ages and genders go out of their way to find ways to make sure that their skin is getting the needed treatment to make it look flawless. It doesn’t matter at what age they start; the skin care industry has been gathering a lot of fame. There are tons of products and professional services aimed towards achieving softer and more radiant skin. A lot of consumers make it a point to spend a lot on skin care, as many believe it is a good investment. Plus, who doesn’t want to turn back time and look younger than they really are?
Microneedling / Dermarolling is a relatively new trend, and it has piqued the interest of a number of people. It promises a lot of benefits, and skin care enthusiasts gladly follow it in order to help make their skin look a lot better. Dermarolling is a process in which a tool called a “dermaroller” is used. This tool has hundreds of small needles attached to it. It looks similar to a lint roller, but this time, it has hundreds of needles attached to it. This is then said to help clean up the skin. Those who have tried it boasted of its different uses, and they also say that it has helped them achieve better, and even perfect, skin.
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy has been introduced as early as the 1900’s and has gained popularity from the 1990’s to the early 2000’s. The demand for this multi-beneficial treatment is ever growing as technology continues to innovate what once began as a large drum like shaped roller to sleeker more efficient models. Advancing to even the creation of an automated electrical skin pen, often referred to as dermapen throughout this book. In this guide you will discover both the dermaroller and skin pen device methods and techniques. A microneedling skin treatment consists of ultra-fine surgical needles penetrating into layers of the skin, causing tiny abrasions. Subjecting the skin to these unharmful micro cuts signals the brain to promptly respond with our bodies’ natural reaction and defense mechanism, the healing process. These mild injuries force the skin to renew itself, but we do not want to damage the skin severely. Therefore, microneedling is ideal to achieve safe temporary injuries. The positive effects of the healing process produce a boost in collagen and skin elasticity by creating thousands of new micro-channels. The production of collagen creates new tissue that repairs fine lines and scars over time. All skin types are suitable candidates―even darker skin tones.
Microneedling promotes a multitude of possible skin related benefits such as:
- Boost in collagen and elasticity
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improving overall texture and pigmentation
- Reducing enlarged pores
- Improving the appearance of acne scars, deep scars and stretchmarks
- Reducing the appearance of cellulite
- Firming of the skin
- Appearance of plumper skin and radiant glow
- Enhanced ability to absorb products, serums and topical agents
- Hair growth stimulation
The benefit of needling is that you can trick the body into repairing itself much sooner that the cell turnover’s process normally would by triggering collagen and elastin with microneedling’s tiny wounds.
Although, microneedling is often performed in spas or salons by a trained aesthetician or skin care specialist, this treatment can be done by the average individual who wishes to improve the overall appearance of their skin.