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Understanding Micro-Needling

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One of the most depressing things about having a skin problem is it can feel like you'll be plagued with it forever. There your imperfection sits, etched onto your face for the whole world to see.

Usually, you can improve your skin quality though. You just need to find the right type of cosmetic treatment. One such treatment that's currently proving popular is Micro-Needling. Like all treatments, Micro-Needling has its positives and negatives. Before trying it, it's worth find out more about what it is and how it works.

The Importance of Collagen Stimulation 
Micro-Needling, performed with a special device called a Dermaroller, is popular because of its profound ability to encourage collagen production at a cellular level.

Collagen, as you probably already know, is a protein that helps skin stay firm and smooth by protecting the underlying cells from everyday damage.

As we age, collagen production naturally declines, which as a result leaves us looking wrinkled and older than we once did. When this happens, it's important to act fast. The more your collagen levels decrease, the greater the risk of developing skin problems. Medical laser equipment is usually what most people seek out to improve collagen production, but micro-needling is just as good a choice. In fact, it can be even more useful than lasers in certain situations.

Encouraging Collagen Production Using Micro-Needling 
Micro-Needling involves using a hand-held device to puncture the skin. This causes it minor damage, and encourages the body to produce collagen and other important substances in order to heal itself.

Over time, as the microscopic wounds heal, the skin becomes tighter and smoother. Fine lines and wrinkles reduce, as does any scarring you might have.

Just How Painful is Micro-Needling? 
If you're put off by the idea of needles, you're not the only one. A severe disliking of needles seems to be a common human trait, even though needles are often there to help us.

The good news is though, Micro-Needling is nowhere near as painful as it sounds. First, a Dermaroller's needles really are very small. Second, the technician carrying out your treatment will apply a numbing cream to your skin, similar to the type used in surgery. This will prevent you from feeling any pain.

How Long Will Treatment Last? 
If you're looking for a quick cosmetic skin procedure, Micro-Needling may not be for you. As well as travel times, you'll also have to account for the time it takes to numb your skin, as well as treatment time. Overall, you may find the experience takes up to several hours.

Of course, variables such as the size of the area you want treated will also affect the time it takes to carry out your Micro-Needling session. Each area needs to be rolled thoroughly, after all.

How Long Will it Take to Recover from Micro-Needling Treatment?
Micro-Needling is actually a single-day procedure, but overall recovery time is often a bit longer. The goal of treatment is to cause minor damage to the skin in order to promote healing, so after effects will usually be present for at least a few days after a session.

Redness and swelling are the most commonly experienced after effects. Some say they feel as though they've got minor sunburn for a few days. It's important to take recovery time into account before booking a Micro-Needling procedure, especially if you have work commitments or an up-and-coming event.

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