Micro-needling seems to be a hot topic and popular skincare treatment this year, with a promise of skin renewal. Physical changes are hard to accept as we age, no wonder the anti-ageing market is a billion-dollar industry. But are some of these treatments, like collagen induction treatments worth the monetary investment we make into our physical appearance?
From Botox to facelifts to breast augmentation there are various anti-ageing options to keep us looking young. One such treatment that has been hot this year, possibly because it is minimally invasive, is micro-needling. This brings us to answering the question:
Is micro-needling worth the investment?
According to a 2008 study, skin treated with four micro-needling sessions spaced one month apart, produced up to 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment.
When compared to other types of procedures and treatments that offer the same results, it is more inexpensive than most options. It seems that this might be more than a passing fad in the quest for youthfulness, as it has also been practised for more than 20 years already.
Popular for the treatment and improvement of conditions like acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture and pore size reduction.
How does micro-needling work?
The procedure uses fine needles to puncture the skin and create a controlled skin injury to rejuvenate the skin. Also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), almost anyone can have the procedure performed if they do not have any infections, lesions, or wound healing problems.
First, a topical anaesthetic is applied and then a pen-like tool called a derma roller is used to insert tiny stainless-steel needles into the skin, causing the micro-injuries previously mentioned. The idea is that the damage caused by the needles encourage elastin and collagen production to repair the cuts.
This new collagen makes skin look and feels slicker, tighter, and youthful. The sun breaks down collagen and our skin naturally make less collagen as we age, any intervention encourages collagen synthesis which makes the skin look and act younger.
After the procedure, the therapist will apply a collagen enhancing serum.
Conclusion as to whether it is worth it or not.
In short, if you want beautiful, more youthful skin without surgery or downtime, micro-needling is one of the best, cost-effective options out there.
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