Microneedling or Microchanneling, also known as Collagen Induction Therapy
This is a great service but I highly recommend that it’s only done by a professional. And that professional should make sure that you are a candidate for the procedure. The benefits are: acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, loose skin, skin texture, pore size, sun spots and pigment issues.
Microneedling involves using fine needles to create hundreds of tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the top layer of skin. The micro-injuries created stimulates the body’s natural wound healing processes, resulting in cell turnover and increased collagen and elastin production, therefore reversing as well as preventing the signs of aging. Your home care products will also work better.
A numbing cream is used to make it easier for you. I have never had it done but I’ve heard that it’s not painless but also not painful, if that makes sense. Everyone is different.
There is no real downtime except for some redness and maybe sensitive skin. It’s advised not to wear makeup for 24-48 hours after procedure.
I am strongly against using these at home. I can’t say that enough. Please don’t use these at home. The idea that people can just roll away on their face with a tool that has tiny needles, is scary to me. Beauty is pain is something we have all heard and/or said, but it’s not always true. For the most part, it’s not true with anything you use at home. Dermarollers are being WAY overused at home. People might see immediate results but that could be the inflammation and swelling that cause the skin to get puffy therefore making the skin appear to have smaller pores and less lines. This tool can also cause more hyperpigmentation because it’s stimulating the melanin cells. It’s also disrupting the skins protective barrier. There is such a thing as too much of a good thing and this is a perfect example.