Don’t you dream about having flawless and beautiful skin? Don’t you ask yourself why do we have wrinkles and lines? Why does our skin become less plump and saggy over time? This is primarily because of a reduction in the production of collagen within the skin. Collagen is the ingredient that keeps the skin tight and as we age, the skin gradually slows down its production. What most people don’t know is that this degenerative process initiates at the very tender and early age of 25. The skin only appears taut, firm and elastic because of collagen because it is a natural protein.
However, premature ageing has become quite common these days because of environmental factors such as sun exposure, smoking and other lifestyle choices. Hence, a decrease in collagen synthesis becomes inevitable because of these factors. As a result, lines, scars, wrinkles and stretch marks start appearing on the skin and continue getting visible until they are regarded as a natural sign of aging. This is where micro-needling can prove to be a blessing. Essentially, it is defined as a form of collagen-induction therapy that has the ability of rejuvenating the skin of individuals by making use of their body’s own natural collagen producing capabilities.
The reason why it has become so effective is because it maximizes the increased ability of the body to produce collagen for reducing acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks and surgical scars as well. This process is completely safe for dark or ethnic skin and can also work for individuals with sensitive and thin skin. It is also termed as a very minimally invasive procedure that’s doesn’t last for more than one and a half hour. In this procedure, a special device called the derma-roller is used for micro-needling, which makes minute punctures via the epidermis and into the top layers of the dermis for creating a controlled skin ‘injury’.
Dr. Daniel Izmir, a skin specialist from Melanopeel, assures that the surface of the skin remains unharmed during micro-needling. Nevertheless, this ‘injury’ triggers the production of collagen in the body along with elastin and fiber for the purpose of repairing itself. This also encourages the formation of new capillaries, which boosts the blood circulation in the skin. This leads to the breakup of uneven and fibrous tissue, which is visible in the form of scars and wrinkles and leads to healthier skin. Depending on the patient’s age and the condition of the skin as well, they will need about 3 to 4 treatments, with each performed after 4 to 6 weeks.
Unlike common misconception, any area of the body that’s covered by skin can be healed with this procedure and not just the neck and face. But, there are some restrictions that may be imposed, which will be discussed by the professional at the initial screening for determining the proper course of treatment that would be suited for each individual. It is no wonder that micro-needling is becoming the preferred method of most people when they are thinking of anti-aging treatments because it is safe and quite effective.