By Sunaina Sindhwani
Micro-needling is a skin-care procedure with a name that pretty much sums up what it is and what it does. Tiny needles attached to a device that repeatedly puncture the skin during the treatment. Sounds relatively straight forward or justify the name- Isn’t it! This procedure is also known as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT).
MICRO-NEEDLING CAN BE USED FOR:
- Thin Skin Density
- Hyper Pigmentation Dark Spots
- Premature Aging
- Epidermal Density and Strength
- UV Sun Damage
- Stretch Marks
HOW MICRO-NEEDLING WORKS?
The procedure uses a device with multiple needles that penetrate the skin’s surface. These tiny holes cause a micro-injury to the skin, which stimulates collagen and elastin production and aids the skin’s ability to regenerate and renew. This approach also leads to rapid healing and “Minimal Downtime.”
WHAT TO EXPECT?
Multiple treatments are required and depend on the skin area treated and what you are trying to achieve. On average, 8-12 monthly treatments are needed for good results. Treatments typically take about an- hour, and your skin will appear flushed with a red hue. These symptoms will fade away in a few days post-treatment, and some flaking of the skin may occur a few days later. In most clients, very few signs of the procedure are visible after a week. Improvement in overall skin appearance will reach peak effect in 4-6 months after treatment when collagen and skin remodeling is complete.
IS IT TRUE THAT MICRO-NEEDLING BOOST PRODUCTS ABSORPTION BY UP TO 1000%?
Yes, this is true. Micro-needling does boost product absorption and effectiveness by up to 1000% during the first hour of treatment. This is why pair up Micro-needling with sterile Hyaluronic acid. The channels created by the Micro-needling create a conduit for maximum product absorption into the “Dermis Layer of the Skin.” Although it’s essential to treat your skin gently even on regular days, during the treatment, you must show additional care and be extra careful to get optimal results. Speak with your skin specialist/doctor to discover the rejuvenation power of micro-needling and to learn how you can take care of your skin to keep it looking radiant and healthy.
Author’s Bio: Sunaina Sindhwani is a clinical skin specialist, nutritionist and wellness expert. She is an author of a very well-known book, “I Breathe Last for You.”