If you have been looking into anti-aging treatments, you might have come across skin needling or micro needling.
This is a type of procedure where you introduce collagen back into the skin to help smooth out lines and wrinkles, and reduce the appearance of scars. Here are some things to know about skin needling and how it helps with aging.
What is Skin Needling?
Skin needling is often provided by spas that also provide other skin treatment for anti-aging and overall improved appearance. It is a type of collagen induction therapy that will soften your scars and reduce lines by adding collagen back into those wrinkles with tiny steel needles. The needles are extremely small, so they won’t cause scarring on their own. They are typically between 0.5mm and 1.5mm, though for scarring, it might use needles up to 2mm.
You will also be asked to add more hydration to your skin after the treatment with colostrum gel and hyaluronic acid, which are also found in many anti-aging products.
Frequency of the Treatments
Your skin specialist will let you know how many treatments are needed for reducing the signs of aging with skin needling. It usually requires 2-3 initial treatments, which are spread out by about 4-6 weeks, depending on your skin and how it reacts to the treatments. You may need to get up to 6 treatments over a few months if you have deep scarring from acne that you are trying to treat with the micro needling.
You should start to see results within a week or so of your first treatment, but you will see even better results with each treatment you get after that.
Not Everyone Can Get it
If you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your doctor before getting this or any other skin treatment. While it is a safe and simple skin procedure, there are some precautions that pregnant women need to take before getting it.
Skin needling is very effective at helping with anti-aging to reduce your fine lines and wrinkles and reduce scarring, but it should not be relied on as the only anti-aging treatment you turn to. You should also take good care of your skin, always protect it from the sun, and hydrate with plenty of water. Don’t forget about herbs and vitamins, plus natural skincare products that can also help you in between treatments.