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Is Microneedling Effective?

February 26, 2016

Microneedling therapy (also known as skin needling) is a skin-rejuvenating procedure that is nominally invasive and uses a device with fine needles to puncture the skin. The treatment is essentially designed to create a so-called “controlled” skin injury. And when the skin is injured, it causes the body to repair the wounds. This is done by naturally producing new skin collagen and elastin. The result: improved skin texture and reduced presence of scars and stretch marks.

Today, with changing technologies, microneedling devices vary widely, and skin professionals have their own preferences. Although this is no surgical procedure, it still requires expertise and should be preformed with care. It has proven itself effective in areas where other treatments may not be suitable. And for the most part, it’s a procedure that is quite well tolerated by the majority of clients. However, the best results with microneedling are derived from experienced clinicians.

Microneedling generally begins with a topical anesthetic (for the comfort of the client). Multiple treatments are required, and will depend on the individual’s skin condition. For example, modest acne scars need a different course of treatment than stretch marks. In addition, it’s recommended that the treatments be spread out in intervals of 4 – 6 weeks. Under the supervision of a good practitioner, the treatment is safe, chemical-free, and suitable for all skin types and colors.

Microneedling is an effective skin treatment for small areas that are difficult to reach with other procedures: the side of the nose; around the eyes; even around the lips. And it has some definite advantages: there is little downtime; skin redness subsides quickly; and the treatment is suitable for most parts of the body. As for devices, you can be sure that your skin clinic professionals will have the latest technology – it all makes for a better treatment and far better outcomes.

New microneedling devices are being introduced with great frequency, and without ample time to assess their quality and efficacy. It’s just another good reason to rely on a reputable skin clinic, where the environment is hygienic and safe, and the practitioners are proficient in their work. In fact, home treatment may seem convenient, but the potential heath risks aren’t worthwhile. With a good clinic treatment, however, clients are provided with topical remedies between visits.

At IGBeauty Studio, the optimum microneedling procedure is three collagen induction treatments with a 1-3 month break in between. Clients can feel confident of the highest standard of care from a team of expert skin specialists. And while many patients might have high expectations for immediate results, the best approach is to have patience and allow the skin to heal, improve and renew. At IGBeauty Studio clients can be assured of the most professional clinic environment.

For clients, microneedling (collagen induction treatment) requires a high degree of personal skin care and maintenance. And this, of course, requires smoking cessation. Smoking is sure to delay the healing process. It reduces oxygen levels in the body, and will compromise the success of the treatment. It’s the ideal opportunity to stop smoking.

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