Microneedling: Skin Renewed
The beauty industry has come a long way, so much so, that we hear about new beauty trends almost every day. One that I find very interesting is, Microneedling. This procedure involves using tiny needles to prick the skin, making it to generate collagen, which in turn leaves the skin looking smoother firmer and toned. In a bid to answer questions concerning this procedure, I spoke with Medical Aesthetician and Senior Laser Technician at Hello Perfect, Onyeka Michael Ugwu, to get a better understanding of this beauty trend, and here’s what I found out.
It can be performed using either:
Microneedle Dermaroller or a Microneedling Pen. The pin-pricks from the procedure cause unnoticeable injury to the skin, the skin, in turn, responds
by making new collagen-rich tissues. It is a mildly invasive procedure and so you should consult your medical aesthetician.
WAYS OF INDUCTING
PLATELET RICH PLASMA (PRP): This is achieved by drawing blood from the client, and then processing it by spinning the blood at a high speed until the platelet-rich plasma separates from the other parts. This is known as liquid gold. It is then inducted into the skin. PRP is also great for hair regeneration, acne scars, and stretch marks.
SERUMS: Serums such as vitamin c and hyaluronic acid can be inducted into the skin as well.
HOW PAINFUL IS IT?
A topical anesthetic is applied on the client’s face about an hour before to reduce any chances of pain. Afterward, a calming treatment is also applied on the face, making any chance of pain very low. It really depends on the client’s threshold for pain.
HOW LONG IS THE DOWNTIME AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Downtime for this procedure depends on the skin. On light-skinned people, you will have redness of the skin. There is no bleeding, and infections are not known to happen with this trend. Onyeka suggests you avoid touching your face after this procedure and wash the face with bottled water for that day.
If like me, you wondered how often you have to repeat the procedure for maintenance of tighter, smoother, and clearer skin, you have nothing to fear. You can build it into your normal facial routine. It is important to note that people who suffer from keloid, herpes of the skin, ringworm are not advised to try this beauty trend. It is safe for men and women.