Microneedling is now offered in almost every beauty salon. We reveal what this facial treatment which is said to ensure a perfect complexion is all about.
What is micro needling?
We have Hollywood to thank for this trend because stars and starlets love beauty treatments that are said to make facial skin look much better and more radiant. In fact, micro-needling (also known as mesotherapy) is a cosmetic treatment that can be performed by a dermatologist or beautician.
It is recommended for problem skin, i.e. at the first signs of wrinkles, sagging connective tissue, pale facial skin, or other unpleasant side effects in the course of life. During treatment, the uppermost layer of skin is irritated to such an extent that increased collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are released. As a result, the skin should already look much firmer, firmer, younger, and fresher after the first wrinkle treatment.
How does microneedling work and what are the advantages?
In micro-needling, the facial skin is treated with a Dermaroller. This is equipped with many fine and very short needles that pierce the uppermost layer of skin (epidermis). The needle length is usually only 0.5 mm. By entering the epidermis, the skin is sent the signal that there is an injury that needs to be repaired.
As a reaction of the body, collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid are now released – this strengthens the connective tissue. More precisely, collagen in the connective tissue has the task of strengthening it, while elastin ensures good elasticity and hyaluronic acid is responsible for the skin’s moisture retention. Through this interaction, a wide variety of skin problems (wrinkles, pigmentation marks, stretch marks, stretch marks, even scars or acne scars, etc.) should disappear after just a few sessions.
An additional plus of the application: Micro-Needling makes the skin more receptive to the effects of care products.
Microneedling: What are the risks of using it?
As you can already imagine, microneedling should ideally be applied by a professional, as it is a procedure with needles. Laypersons can quickly make mistakes or risk inflammation through incorrect handling. Therefore, we recommend consulting a professional dermatologist or cosmetician for skin rejuvenation, who offers this treatment. In this case the treatment does not involve any risks.
Can I apply microneedling at home myself?
If you would like to do microneedling or mesotherapy yourself at home, there are a few things you should consider. For example, the Dermaroller should always be properly disinfected to avoid possible infections. During the application with the device glide evenly over cheeks, chin, lips, forehead, and neck. With the Dermaroller hardly exert pressure, so that you can hardly notice the punctures of the needles.
If this process is painful, it is important to reduce the pressure to avoid inflammation. Afterward the skin with the right care. This includes a serum and a rich moisturizing cream. Avoid peelings for a few days after needling in order to avoid additional irritation of the skin. Dermaroller can be purchased from various cosmetic manufacturers (for example Ionto, Dermapen, or Reviderm).
How expensive is the treatment?
As with all cosmetic treatments, the cost of a needling session can vary greatly. On average, a 60 to 90-minute session costs around $400. If you want to buy a needling device yourself, you will also have to reckon with around $400. However, this is a one-time purchase and the Dermaroller can be used as often as you like.