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Micro-needling and Skin care

Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates the skin by creating tiny punctures using miniature sterile needles. This treatment stimulates collagen production and reduces the appearance of scars, fine lines, wrinkles, enlarged pores, and more for smooth, youthful-looking skin.

How Is Microneedling Operational

The tiny punctures created by the microneedling pen or device trigger the skin’s wound-healing response. As the skin works to repair these microscopic “injuries,” it ramps up collagen and elastin production. The new skin tissue created is more even in tone and texture with improved elasticity. Microneedling harnesses the skin’s natural regenerative properties for rejuvenation and restoration.

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How is Microneedling Done

A topical anesthetic is first applied to numb the skin completely. Then, the microneedling device with sterile needles ranging from 0.5-2.5mm in length is moved over the skin to create microscopic punctures. This takes approximately 10-20 minutes, depending on the area being covered. The tiny wounds stimulate regeneration and collagen production over the next weeks and months as the skin heals.

Multiple sessions spaced 3-6 weeks apart allow for cumulative improvements as the skin continually rebuilds stronger with each treatment. Enhanced effects can be achieved by applying serums or platelet-rich plasma immediately after microneedling while the channels remain open to absorb the beneficial topicals deeper into the skin.

How Does Microneedling With Exosomes Work

Microneedling creates microscopic punctures in the skin using fine, sterile needles. This kickstarts wound healing elements like collagen and elastin while opening channels for deeper product absorption. Topical application of exosome serum after microneedling allows the tiny messengers to penetrate rapidly and activate regeneration.

Microneedling permits the precise placement of nourishing exosomes exactly where needed to correct issues related to aging, sun exposure, scarring, and more. The coordinated micro-injuries and activation of dormant cells incite significant improvements in tone, texture, smoothness, and radiance after just 1-2 sessions.

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Patients see plumper, firmer and more youthful skin instantly after microneedling with exosomes. Reduced appearance of scars, smaller looking pores, improved smoothness and glow manifest over subsequent weeks as collagen remodeling occurs. The non-inflammatory approach poses minimal risks for any skin type.

What to Expect with Microneedling Treatments

The microneedling procedure itself is relatively comfortable with numbing cream. After treatment, patients can resume normal activities with minimal downtime. Some redness, swelling, dryness or flaking may be noticeable for several days. Microneedling punctures close rapidly, so there is little risk of infection. Diligent sun protection is important as the skin is more sensitive initially.

Visible improvements typically emerge 2 to 4 weeks after the first session. The skin continues renewing itself with each subsequent treatment for cumulative benefits over time. The number of sessions needed depends on each patient’s unique skin goals and condition. Maintenance appointments every 6 to 12 months help sustain a healthy, youthful complexion long-term.

Determining eligibility for microneedling

Microneedling is suitable for most patients seeking facial rejuvenation or treatment for textural irregularities and scarring on the body. However, it cannot be performed on individuals who have used certain medications recently, have inflammatory skin conditions, infections, open wounds, a history of poor wound healing, or scarring disorders. Pregnant and breastfeeding women also need clearance before undergoing microneedling. An initial consultation helps determine candidacy based on medical history and skin assessment.

Preparing for Microneedling Treatments

No preparation is required before microneedling. However, some patients may need to avoid certain medications that increase bleeding risks prior to treatment. Topical products containing retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids or harsh exfoliants should also be discontinued several days before and after each microneedling session as they make the skin more sensitive. Sticking to a gentle skincare routine supports proper healing.

Microneedling Benefits

Microneedling offers a variety of benefits for those looking to improve their complexion without extensive downtime. This treatment can improve:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Traumatic and surgical scars
  • Stretch marks
  • Hyperpigmentation and dark spots
  • Skin texture and tone
  • Pore size
  • Cellulite
  • Hair growth for those with alopecia

Microneedling is safe for all skin types and tones. It is less expensive than laser skin resurfacing while still improving elasticity and skin appearance significantly. The results are longer lasting compared to at-home skin rollers.

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Caring for Skin Post-Microneedling

Proper skin care after treatment facilitates healing and avoids complications like infections or scarring:

  • Avoid sun exposure and use broad spectrum sunscreen diligently
  • Do not use exfoliating acids, retinoids or vitamin C products until the skin fully heals
  • Cleanse skin gently and moisturize with soothing creams
  • Stay well hydrated and use antioxidant serums to support skin renewal
  • Avoid sweating, swimming or exposing the treated areas to dirt and grime
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What are the Benefits of Microneedling

  • Improved Skin Texture: With the perfect application technique, you can achieve fresh-looking, blemish-free skin that will excite you.
  • Reduced Pore Size: The dead skin cells are effectively cleared off, leaving your pores tightly sealed, smaller, and more refined.
  • Enhanced Product Absorption: Use the opportunity to let your skin care products penetrate as deeply as possible into the skin so that they can work hard to fulfill the desired effect.
  • Skin Tightening: Experience a total transformation and bid farewell to wrinkles. Next, please, come the firmer, more youthful skin.
  • Wrinkle Reduction: Minimize showing faint lines and wrinkles; hence, making the look ready is accomplished.
  • Scar Improvement: Regardless of the type—acne scars or stretch marks—radiofrequency microneedling can generate a smoother skin tone, making scars less prominent.
  • Collagen Production: Promote collagen growth and maintain that effect for long-term results and better skin elasticity.
  • Minimal Downtime: The advantage of RF microneedling over some invasive procedures is that it offers fewer days of rest, which allows you to return to your activities at a standard level.

What will be your expectations after microneedling?

Microneedling is often less invasive than plastic surgery, and there is not much downtime required. I do not think that most patients need even a day’s worth of downtime when they go under the knife. Typically, patients can experience skin reactions and inflammation shortly after the procedure begins. This is quite natural due to the slight infractions made by the needles on the outer layer of the skin. If you are comfortable doing so, you are expected to return to work after the procedure. However, it is wise not to apply makeup immediately after a facial to maintain a natural glow.

It will also increase skin sensitivity, particularly to the sun, so remember to wear sunscreen. Dermatologists usually advise waiting one week before exposing your skin to the sun or chemicals. The skin works quickly after microneedling because the dead tissue is replaced with new tissue. You may experience some improvement within two weeks or sooner. Usually, more than one session is needed, and you will have to visit the beautician several times or get other procedures to prolong the effect. Your target will be an organized action plan that the doctor and you will jointly establish.

When will I see results from microneedling?

Patients notice some improvements immediately, but significant visible enhancements emerge gradually over the weeks following the first 1-2 microneedling treatments as collagen regeneration occurs.

What are the main benefits of microneedling with exosomes?

The main benefits of microneedling with exosomes are skin rejuvenation, scar improvement, correction of fine lines and wrinkles, shrinking enlarged pores, evening out skin tone, restoring radiance, and boosting collagen production. This treatment simultaneously targets multiple signs of aging.

How long do results from microneedling with exosomes last?

Visible improvements emerge in the weeks after the first 1-2 microneedling exosome sessions. As collagen regeneration and skin renewal occurs over the next 6 months, further improvements in tone, texture, smoothness and firmness continue. Overall rejuvenation effects typically last about 1 year before maintenance treatments may be needed.

Are there any side effects of microneedling with exosomes to be aware of?

Microneedling with exosomes has minimal side effects as it works with your body’s natural healing capacities. Mild redness, swelling, dry skin or flaking can occur temporarily. More serious complications like infections or scarring are very rare when performed by a professional in medical clinic equipped for safety and sterility protocols.

How many microneedling sessions are needed?

Most patients require 3 to 6 sessions spaced 3-6 weeks apart for optimal microneedling results. The number of treatments depends on individual skin goals and conditions.