Microneedling 101; the best way to boost collagen production



All of us miss the perfect skin we used to have in our twenties. The sad thing is that after we pass a certain age, the collagen production in our skin reduces significantly. This is responsible for giving that tight and youthful look to our faces. According to a survey conducted in Australia, we also tend to damage it further with lifestyle choices and daily habits such as smoking and eating junk food. There is this miraculous minimally invasive procedure that tricks your skin into thinking it has been damaged so that collagen production immediately increases. This procedure is called microneedling. We will discuss a few things that you need to know about this cosmetic procedure, and how it can help your skin immensely. 


What is microneedling exactly?

Microneedling can be understood as a cosmetic procedure that involves rolling tiny needles on your skin. This can help increase collagen production in the skin leading to a youthful radiance that was not possible before. This is also a great option for people who are dealing with severe scars or stretch marks since collagen helps heal these faster. It can be considered a sort of anti-aging procedure that has minimal to no side effects. It is important to be healthy before you think of going for this procedure. Talk to your dermatologist before making a decision.


What is this going to cost me?

If you are interested in this procedure, you should know how much it can cost. According to experts at Sydney Skin Care Clinic, this can cost anywhere between 100$-700$ per session. Since this is not usually covered by insurance, you should structure a payment plan with your dermatologist so that it is not too heavy on your pocket. This will not prevent you from working for too long since most people who opt for this can go back to school or work right away.


What is the procedure exactly?

This helps encourage the amount of collagen in our skin. When you cause slight injury to the skin by using pinpricks, your body is tricked into thinking that it is being attacked. This is when it will start producing more collagen-rich tissue in order to help heal your body. This new tissue is better in texture and tone and makes the skin look more firm. The doctor will use a pen-like tool to make small pricks under the skin. These will be barely noticeable after the procedure. You will receive anesthesia locally to prevent even a little bit of pain.


What areas does this target?

This procedure hardly takes 30 minutes to finish. It is usually used on the face to target problems such as large pores, wrinkles, poor skin elasticity, acne scars, and an uneven skin tone. This can also be used on other body parts to treat stretch marks and other problems. This can also be perfect if you want to combine it with fillers near your stomach.


Microneedling is quite minimally invasive, but you should still know what the procedure is. Try to research more and find out if this is what you are looking for. 


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