Micro dermal needling is a method that Nik at Mojo Beauty uses to treat different skin conditions. The technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma. This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild.
Micro dermal needling may help address many skin-related complaints, including:
In addition, professionals can use micro dermal needling to deposit medication, such as topical tretinoin or vitamin C, deeper into the skin. This can boost the treatment of a variety of issues, including acne scarring.
Read on to learn more about micro dermal needling, how it works, and whether there are any risks.
How does micro dermal needling work?
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Micro dermal needling may help address wrinkles, acne, scarring, and stretch marks. Micro-needling increases the production of collagen and other healing factors by causing trauma to the skin.
Collagen is an essential protein that helps keep the skin looking youthful, with a firm, smooth, and stretchy texture.
Ageing causes the decline of collagen in the skin, contributing to wrinkles and other signs of ageing.
Skin can also lose collagen due to injuries, such as acne scarring, stretch marks, or other scars.
It is important to realise that micro dermal needling is not a quick fix, as it involves the growth of new skin. It can take several months for a person to see the full results of the procedure.
What are the benefits?
A 2018 systematic review found that micro dermal needling is a safe and effective way to rejuvenate skin and treat scars and wrinkles.
The researchers acknowledged, however, that determining whether micro dermal needling is a viable treatment option in all cases will require further research.
A press release from the American Academy of Dermatology also states that people can expect a reduction in the “appearance of large pores, fine lines and wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks.”
What are the risks?
The medical community generally considers micro-dermal needling to be safe and effective, but there are still some risks.
The primary risk is skin irritation after the procedure. Other side effects could include:
Bleeding may also be more of a risk for people who have bleeding disorders or who are taking blood-thinning medications. It is important to disclose this information to a doctor before receiving this treatment.
There is also a risk of more serious side effects, including:
Finally, some people are not candidates for micro-dermal needling treatment, including those with:
Make your appointment with Nik at Mojo Beauty. She is dedicated to make it a great experience. She also has clients in other parts of the country that she sees regularly. Book through the Mojo Beauty website.
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