When you talk about beauty to anyone that is deep into the beauty hacks and routines world, they will likely suggest that you try micro-needling. Micro-needling is a practice that involves using a variety of little needles to puncture into the outermost layer of your skin. Through this, you are meant to experience a boost in collagen and an improved appearance of your skin.
However, before you jump strait into micro-needling, there are some things you may want to know or be aware of. For a lot of people, needles can be intimidating, or this may seem like a scary process. To help ease your worries, below are the top four things that you should know about micro-needling before you do it yourself:
- It Is Not Very Painful
Since most places that do micro-needling use a numbing cream prior to inserting the needles, you won’t feel much pain. This can be very relieving to those who are afraid of needles and getting poked. While it won’t necessarily be comfortable or something you will enjoy, it will not feel as if you are getting stabbed over and over again - which is a good thing.
- You Skin Will Be Smooth Afterwards
Whatever the science is behind micro-needling, it works. After every treatment, your skin will feel refreshed and ready to take on the world. In fact, after micro-needling, many people note that their skin is smoother than ever before. On top of that, you have the often-unnoticed effect of your collagen being boosted, so your skin will look even better.
- You May Experience Itchiness
Many people are wary about the side effects or aftermath of micro-needling. One of the few side effects that you will experience is redness or itchiness in the areas where the needling was done. Right after the procedure - and for the next few hours - you may have patches of red skin, but these patches will go away over time and your skin will be left feeling and looking brand new.
- Topical Creams
Because you are poking your skin with a bunch of needles, you are opening your skin up to absorb topical creams much easier. Because your skin follicles are being forced open, using topical creams afterward can help your skin to soak it all in faster and easier. Because of this, it is recommended that you wait until after the procedure to use any creams on your skin.
Overall, if you want to open your skin to looking healthy and refreshed, micro-needling may be the answer for you. While there are a lot of hesitations and questions that arise when it comes to micro-needling, there are a lot of benefits for your skin. However, before you do micro-needling, it is important to know its benefits and what it does for you skin. As stated above, micro-needling is not as painful as it seems, your skin will be silky smooth afterward, you may experience redness, and it leaves room to use topical creams.
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