We at Jessica Ellam Aesthetics have extensive experience in the cosmetic medicine business, and we make sure to stay up to date with the latest treatments and advances. One technique that’s become increasingly popular over the years is microneedling, and in this article, we will tell you all about it.
- Defining Microneedling – Microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves pricking the skin with tiny, all-but-microscopic needles. The needles create tiny wounds, which in turn stimulates your body’s natural healing response and increases its production of collagen and elastin, the proteins responsible for keeping your skin elastic.
- Benefits of Microneedling – As we mentioned above, microneedling is an effective way to make your skin look more supple and youthful. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and even help reduce patches of hyperpigmentation, scars, or stretch marks. Microneedling has also shown promise as a treatment for acne and alopecia.
- Microneedling Treatment – During a microneedling treatment, your doctor or aesthetician will first apply a numbing solution to your face to ensure you won’t feel any pain from the needle pricks. Then, your treatment technician will use a rolling microneedling tool on your skin, moving it around your face to stimulate the healing response. This part of the process will create small punctures on your skin, which will cause you to bleed a bit, but your skin will recover quickly.
- Risks of Microneedling – Microneedling treatments do come with certain risks. The most common side effects of the procedure are minor pain and redness around the treatment site, as well as moderate bruising or bleeding. In the absolute worst-case scenario, you may get an infection from dirty equipment, but we assure you this won’t be an issue at our facility, as we thoroughly sterilize all our tools between each client.