Micro-needling is a cosmetic procedure that encourages the body to produce collagen by using tiny needles on the skin. Dermatologists or aestheticians can do the procedure. Dr. Kenneth W. Sanders is a qualified physician and cosmetologist who can work on any troubling facial problems.
The procedure can be conducted in a health institute setting, or you can try it at home. Although you might want to try it yourself, cosmetologists recommend visiting a qualified dermatologist for the procedure. Doing so will minimize any risk factors and the possibility of infections.
Issues that micro-needling can work on:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduced skin elasticity
- Large pores
- Sun damage
What does the procedure entail?
When you go for your appointment, your doctor will numb the area that they will be working on using a numbing cream. Using a rolling tool with tiny sterilized needles, your doctor will roll in specific directions until they achieve the maximum number of rolls per section.
The needles might draw a little dots of blood because of the pricks, but that is okay. After the procedure is complete, your doctor or aesthetician will apply a serum or cream on your face.
The following are the benefits of the procedure:
The procedure saves time
Considering that one procedure might take place between 10-30 minutes, you will be able to carry out your daily activities. Although you will need several treatments to see results, one treatment will not consume a lot of time.
It is cost-effective
When you compare the cost of laser treatments to micro-needling, you will find that the latter is more affordable. Laser treatments can be quite expensive. So, it would be great to choose a procedure you can comfortably afford.
When you have your dermatologist perform the procedure, you minimize the risks compared to when you try the procedure at home.
Since the procedure involves making small cuts on your skin, it is easy for germs to penetrate through them. At the same time, this can be a non-issue if your doctor correctly sterilizes all the equipment they will use during the procedure.
Although rare, some people might experience scarring, especially if they tend to get keloids. If you are prone to having the condition, you might not be a good candidate for the procedure.
Are you a good fit for the procedure?
Choosing a cosmetic procedure relies on several factors, which include cost, qualifications of the doctor, risk factors, benefits, and the number of treatments you require. Keep these factors in mind to avoid regrets after a cosmetic procedure.
People with active acne or taking certain acne medications should steer clear away from this procedure. Physicians do not recommend the procedure because it can worsen the acne and lead to infection.
If you have problematic areas on your face, visit Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery to get started with treatment. Call or make an appointment online and look forward to rejuvenated skin.