Microneedling is a modern and innovative solution which can help improve the look of scarring, encourage growth of hair and boost the prevalence of collagen. Thanks in part to new technologies, microneedling has gained a lot of traction and something of a following in recent years, with YouTube offering thousands upon thousands of videos relating to it, from how-to’s to explainers and even videos showing the procedure in action.
The process is performed through the creation of tiny punctures in the skin
By inserting very fine and short needles into the skin, microneedling helps rejuvenate and give it a new lease of life. There are many microneedling devices on the market across a whole range of price points and from a varying number of manufacturers. The most popular of these devices, however, is known as a Derma Roller and consists of micro-fine needles which have a diameter between 0.5 and 2.5 millimeters. Although many people find the thought of needles intimidating, the tiny punctures only feel like pin pricks.
Microneedling works immediately
The process gets to work almost immediately, and your skin will begin looking pink, luscious and luminous straight away. The effects can last for up to a couple of weeks and your skin will look plump and radiant because of the low-level inflammation the Derma Roller causes.
Microneedling has long-term benefits
Studies have shown that where microneedling is carried out once per month for four months, there was a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months later.
Microneedling promotes hair follicles which have gone dormant
By stimulating hair follicles which have gone dormant and don’t grow anymore, microneedling can promote hair growth. A recent study divided 100 volunteers into two groups. The first group was treated with minoxidil lotion and the other group was treated with minoxidil plus microneedling and, after three months, 82% of the group which had microneedling showed a 50% improvement in hair growth, compared to a mere 4.5% improvement in the other group.
The dermaroller can supplement other skincare regimes
Using the Derma Roller microneedling device as a supplement will to other skin treatments will allow them to penetrate the skin better through the micropunctures.
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Chloe Glynne is a skin care consultant with 12 years of personal experience in the industry. She is recognized for her skin care advice in the treatment of skin disorders such as acne and rosacea, unwanted wrinkles, fine lines, puffy eyes, damaged skin, with emphasis on anti-aging.