For anyone who is interested in having beautiful untarnished skin, microneedling might not be a new term. So, what is microneedling? Is it the same as dermarolling? What does the procedure involve? In this post, we will look at the definition of microneedling and why it is fast becoming a popular method to improve skin appearance and texture.
Microneedling: An Overview
Just as the name implies, microneedling is a skin care method that involves the use of tiny needles to stimulate the skin. In a regular appointment, you can expect the entire process to take 15 minutes. However, depending on the purpose of the treatment as well as your skin type, microneedling can last up to 45 minutes. Note that microneedling is used for various reasons, ranging from ameliorating signs of aging to improving skin texture and even stimulating hair growth.
To kick off the procedure, the dermatologist numbs the area in question. Numbing makes the process less painful (you will experience more discomfort than pain). Professionals then use a handheld device to make miniscule punctures on .your body. Your body responds by producing collagen to create a new layer of skin. As a result, those who undergo microneedling get glowing skin days after into recovery. This effect can last for weeks after the procedure.
Microneedling is different from dermarolling in that it is only done by professionals (some people consider dermarolling a DIY form of microneedling) and involves less pain. Microneedling, being a relatively pain-free procedure, is popular with people who want to reduce wrinkles, stimulate hair growth, and reduce hyperpigmentation. It has a shorter recovery period, and its healing effects last long, especially when complemented by occasional dermarolling.