Have you been battling acne since you were a child? Were you left with bumps and scars all over your face? Have you tried all the skincare products there is out there and still, nothing happened? Well, I’ve got good news for you. Whether you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years or you simply don’t like to follow the latest trends online, chances are you don’t know what microneedling is. I was inspired by an article at KasilJean, so today, we’re going to cover everything you should know about the hottest skincare treatment that’s going to transform your skin.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling or collagen induction therapy is a collagen-stimulating treatment. Basically, it’s the process of inserting very fine, short needles into the skin. These microneedles create microscopic punctures in the skin for the purpose of rejuvenation. It has the ability to enhance the texture of your skin significantly. Just like how your body treats a wound, the micro punctures from the needles trick your skin into thinking that it’s been wounded. Your body would then send fibroblasts, a type of cell that plays a critical role in wound healing, to create more collagen in the affected area. As a result, your skin thickens and improves texture. Aside from its revitalizing benefits, it also stimulates dormant hair follicles which encourages new hair growth. So if you’re suffering from bald spots or simply want to enhance your hair growth without surgery, microneedling is a great alternative.

Microneedling Facts

I’m pretty sure your curiosity has been stroked by now. If you’re looking into getting the treatment, here are some additional information about microneedling.

It’s Quick and Almost Pain-Free

Usually, a microneedling treatment would run for about 20 minutes. It’s pretty fast compared with other facial procedures. When it comes to the pain, it’s low and tolerable given that numbing cream is used prior to the treatment. Sometimes, there’s no pain at all but only a slightly uncomfortable feeling.

It Has Fast and Lasting Results

The results from microneedling include a plumper and luminous skin that lasts for a couple of weeks, and you can definitely see that as quickly as the day after. Aside from immediate results, the effect of microneedling also improves over time. A 2008 study showed up to 400% increase in collagen and elastin after 6 months of treatment.

There are Post-Treatment Effects

Although there really isn’t a significant downtime, there can be some post-treatment effects such as redness, itchiness, and needle marks. These are all normal and common side effects, especially if you have sensitive skin, and should clear up in a few days.

You Could Totally DIY

At-home microneedling became a craze almost the same time as the facial treatment did. There are now numerous handheld microneedling devices that allow you to do the treatment in the comforts of your home. Don’t forget to consult with your dermatologist first.

Would you try microneedling?

If you do, then don’t let the needles scare you off from the chance of having the best skin you’ve ever had.