Micro needling and the treatment thereafter
Micro needling is the new anti-aging craze hitting countries worldwide, and South Africa is included. It is a non-surgical procedure that involves a device that delivers tiny needle pricks in order to stimulate the skins natural healing process. The treatment is used to reduce wrinkles and scarring. A person usually has to go back for 3-4 treatments for the required end result and is repeated on a regular basis through the year. The great thing here is that unlike a face lift, the healing process only takes about 2 days.
Micro needling is effectively traumatising your skin and what better after care creams than from the producers of scar healing creams like Scar Esthetique Advanced Scar Therapy to improve the results.
The procedure is typically done by dermatologists and aestheticians, but home devises are also available. It is always better to have these kinds of procedures done by a qualified professional, they have been trained and have studied the correct methods for the procedure, and this ensures no infections or scarring. The home devices also penetrate the skin less and are designed as a safe home micro-needling device which effect will not be as great as a professionally administered session.
Micro needling devices are available in two types of devices. One is a roller with wheels of needles and the other is a pen with a cluster of needles at the tip. The slight injury that the needles cause to the skin, stimulates the growth of collagen, the scaffolding under the skin, and this will improve the appearance of some scars and winkles.
Micro needling is very effective for sunken areas in the skin caused by acne. The treatment is not so effective on deep ice pick scarring. There is an improvement of up to 70% in the appearance of broad acne scars after treatment. Micro needling is also great for wrinkles around the eye area and especially those on the upper lip area.
The patients face will look pink and puffy after the procedure and will have light bleeding. It is recommended to ice for a couple of hours after the therapy. But the good news here is that if you have the procedure done on a Monday, you will be able to be presentable, wearing make-up, by the Wednesday.
The models that Doctors use such as the Collagen P.I.N are often motorised so that it allows for exact precision control of the depth of the needle. Other models use both the micro needles and radio-frequency energy, which help the growth of the collagen. The radio-frequency delivered by needles is significantly more expensive that the micro-needling alone.
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