For a good reason, micro-needling is all the rage in skincare. The procedure entails spinning a wand or pen with mini-needles to produce microscopic wounds. These wounds are minor and just skin-deep, yet your body reacts with alarm, releasing healing elements that improve skin strength, radiance, and health. After only one treatment, micro-needling makes your skin sparkle and continues to improve the appearance of your complexion for months. Microneedling has several advantages. But the question is, does micro-needling provide permanent results. Let’s talk about it.
Permanent Results: Yes or No
Because the skin is a living tissue that is constantly changing, micro-needling is not permanent. Furthermore, because everyone’s skin is different, the duration of the effects of a micro-needling pen varies depending on the patient’s circumstances. Among these criteria are the person’s age, skin region being treated, the kind of skin, and the ailment or disorders being nursed.
The Whats and hows of Microneedling
Microneedling is a non-invasive skin rejuvenation therapy often used to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and stretch marks. It can supply significant growth factors to revive and rejuvenate your skin when taken in conjunction with stem-cell serums.
Ultra-fine needles pierce the top layer of the skin, causing the body to produce new collagen and elastin. You’ll be shocked how much better your skin texture improves with just one treatment, and the effects are much more noticeable when repeated.
Micro-needling has swiftly acquired popularity for people wishing to eliminate scars left behind by acne or stretch marks, as well as restore healthy, revitalized, beautiful skin due to its minimal to no downtime, low risk, and long-lasting benefits.
Microneedling is used for a variety of purposes. The objective of microneedling, among other things, is one of the elements that affect how long it takes to see results or how long the benefits last. The following are some of the most prevalent applications for microneedling:
Compared to other treatments, it has fewer side effects.
The benefits of microneedling are identical to laser and chemical peel treatments but without lengthy downtime. After microneedling, you may expect a bright complexion within 24-72 hours, whereas laser resurfacing may take three to ten days. After a medium or intense peel, your skin will need 14-21 days to recover.
Reduces the appearance of wrinkles
Everyone doesn’t want to look older than they are. However, early aging manifested as fine lines and wrinkles accomplish just that. The micro-injuries caused by a microneedling session increase collagen and elastin production, which helps to battle lines and wrinkles.
Collagen and elastin are skin molecules that contribute structure and strength to the skin, giving it a youthful appearance. The wound-healing mechanisms also drive your body to manufacture new skin cells, which reduces the visibility of fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles.
Wrinkles and discoloration aren’t the only signs of aging. The skin loses its elasticity as we age, making it seem slack. Aging skin might often appear dull and lifeless. Microneedling can be used to modify this.
The collagen growth that develops in response to the microscopic incisions can enhance skin structure and combat sagging. In addition, only 24 hours after a session, you will have a beautiful, fresh glow.
When the skin is wounded, fast collagen creation occurs during the healing process, resulting in a scar on the skin’s surface. Acne and injury scars can both be reduced with microneedling. This is accomplished by dissolving old collagen to generate a homogeneous layer of collagen that smoothes the skin.
Even though microneedling involves punching holes in your skin, treatment does not cause your pores to enlarge. It makes your pores look a lot smaller. When the collagen around your pores is activated, the region around each pore plumps up, making the pore practically vanish.
Because microneedling increases collagen and elastin synthesis, it is also highly successful in treating acne and other skin scars. Keloid or elevated scars are the only forms of scar that cannot be treated.
Reducing sun damage
Like hyperpigmentation and age spots, sun damage can be reduced using micro needling. If you have a blotchy, brownish complexion due to excessive sun exposure, micro needling and its ability to manufacture new collagen and skin cells can revive your look and level your tone.
Microneedling can be used to treat rosacea’s ruddiness and skin thickness. If you have this skin issue, you will notice a faster collagen breakdown. Microneedling induces collagen formation to balance and replace this breakdown, making your skin appear less inflammatory and irritated.
Helps the effectiveness of topical products
Following microneedling, it is ideal to use anti-aging therapies, moisturizers, and other topical treatments that improve skin health and look. The micro-holes allow creams, serums, and gels to penetrate deeper into your dermis than when they are administered daily.
The overall health of the skin
Microneedling helps treat many common skin health problems that afflict many people, such as dry skin, uneven skin tone, and texture, and so improves overall skin health by speeding the pace of skin cell creation. The resulting powerful cell multiplication boosts the skin’s self-sufficiency, allowing it to retain moist, smooth, and supple skin, as well as a uniform complexion and texture.
When can you see the results?
Skin improvement may be seen as soon as the first healing is completed, usually one to three days. However, the severity of these outcomes varies depending on the treatment’s goal. The results of general skin health treatments might be seen within two weeks following the initial treatment. Wrinkles, dark spots, and fine lines begin to fade four weeks following therapy for anti-aging treatment. It usually takes three to four treatment sessions to observe the effects of anti-aging treatments. On the other hand, complete scar reduction can take up to six meetings, but continuous improvement in scar texture can be evident during the first eight weeks of therapy.
Making the results last longer.
For most people, the results of the first round of micro needling treatments last four to six weeks on average. The number of sessions and time length, on the other hand, will be decided by your concerns, age, skin type, and how your skin responds to the therapy.
Regardless of how long your results endure, the benefits of micro needling are not permanent. Therefore, you will need to continue receiving treatments to preserve those effects. Once the best outcomes have been obtained, your physician will begin arranging maintenance treatments, which may be six to twelve months apart. Some patients have gone up to 18 months between treatments.
Microneedling is the most effective face treatment I’ve tested, and it’s the only one that produces the results I require. It is minimally invasive and requires a short recovery time. What’s the best part? There are no chemicals used because everything is based on your body’s natural healing ability.
When you’re ready or have some inquiries about our services, don’t hesitate to contact our team at the Integrated MedSpa. Schedule an appointment with a qualified skincare specialist now to discuss your skin’s requirements. They will decide how many treatments you will need and how frequently you will need them based on the parameters such as your age or skin type to provide a treatment that is custom fit for your needs.