Microneedling in Iran: All You Need To Know
In this century, beauty is not related to age anymore because women and men take care of their skin and treat the medical problems that affect their beauty along with applying beauty care products. In other words, they treat the external and the internal altogether, and the result is extended youth and long-lasting beauty. One of these treatments is microneedling.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling, written also as micro-needling or micro needling, is a non-surgical cosmetic technique that is used to promote the production of collagen and revives your skin cells.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Microneedling is used to treat many skin problems such as:
- Wrinkles, especially the difficult ones like those around the eyes and lips
- Scars, wounds, and burns
- Decrease skin pores.
After microneedling, the skin absorbs more benefits of any medicines, hyaluronic acid or nutrition products.
How is microneedling performed?
The procedure takes about 60-90 minutes per session. The dermatologist uses a tool shaped like a pen that contains a number of micro needles. The needles sting the external layers of the skin, which causes the blood to rise to the surface. This stimulates and increases the production of collagen and elastin, which are responsible for the youthful look of the skin.
Even though it is a painless procedure, some people prefer to use anesthetic gel to numb the area and eliminate the sensation of being stinged.
Microneedling devices are equipment containing tiny needles that puncture the skin while rolling the device or moving it on the skin. There are manual devices and office devices.
Manual devices, also called microneedling derma rollers, are shaped like cylinders with needles on top. By rolling the cylinder on the skin, the needles puncture the external layer of the skin. It can be easily used. However, it becomes less sanitized over time.
Office microneedling devices are shaped like pens with micro needles on top of it. These tiny needles reach deeper layers than the manual device. It is also more sanitized because the needles are substituted for each person.
What to do before microneedling?
Microneedling is a sensitive procedure. Therefore, your skin should be clean and unharmed. You have to follow these recommendations before microneedling:
- Protect you skin from getting sunburns before microneedling.
- Do not undergo any laser procedures before microneedling.
- Do not wax before microneedling.
- Make up should be immediately removed before the session.
- Skin peeling is not permitted before microneedling.
Expectations and recommendations after microneedling
The skin becomes a little redder and more sensitive after microneedling session. For this reason, you should know the dos and don’ts:
- Do not expose directly to sunlight after the session.
- Do not apply makeup products for 8 hours after the session.
What you should do includes the following:
- Keep your skin hydrated after any skin treatment session.
- Provide the required nutrition for your skin.
The results will appear the second day after the session. However, for clear results, stick to the program and regularly go to the required microneedling sessions.
What can microneedling treat?
Here are the most common dermal conditions that people might consider microneedling to treat.
Microneedling for pimple and acne
If you have active acne or pimples, do not microneedle your skin because it will make it worse by spreading the bacteria to other skin areas. However, microneedling can reduce or remove pimples and acne when they are no longer active.
Microneedling a beard
Microneedling is used on beards to help stimulate facial hair growth, as it improves blood circulation and increases the hormone levels in the area.
Microneedling a scar
Skin cells are provoked by the needles to produce new cells. The resulted increase in the blood circulation eliminates scar tissues and wrinkles. Scar reduction takes more microneedling sessions than usual.
Microneedling a keloid
A keloid is a scar that grows enormously and can extend outside the boundaries of the damaged area. Keloids are difficult to treat because there is no treatment that can remove them completely.
Microneedling is one of the used methods for reducing keloid scars. However, it takes more sessions than treating acne scars.
Microneedling c section scar
C section is a surgical operation in which incisions are made in the abdomen and uterus.
Microneedling is known to be useful or treating c section scars. The needles make tiny wounds in the deep layers of the skin, slightly damaging the skin to cause collagen and elastin stimulation, which is responsible for healing the wounds and rejuvenating the skin.
Microneedling a mole
Moles might not be treated or removed with microneedling. It rather can be removed by surgery or by laser treatment.
Microneedling and cellulite
Microneedling reduces cellulite and stretch marks, even though it is not the best method to treat cellulite.
Microneedling for eyebrows
Microneedling is used to awaken the hair follicles of the eyebrows, which facilitates hair growth.
Microneedling for the eyelids
Over time, eyelids wrinkle and lose their vital features. Microneedling helps revive the skin and stimulate the production of collagen and elastin, which reduces age marks and restores the freshness of your skin, especially to the delicate area of eyelids.
Microneedling eye bags
By stimulating collagen production, microneedling helps reduce the dark circles and bags under your eyes.
Microneedling for hair loss
Microneedling is not only used for skin rejuvenation. It is rather used on scalp for stimulating the stem cells in the hair follicles to treat hair loss.
Microneedling for stretch marks
Microneedling reduces stretch marks by promoting collagen production, which rejuvenates the skin.
Microneedling for melasma
Melasma or hyperpigmentation is a condition in which some skin spots become darker in color than the surrounding skin. It occurs due to overactive pigment producing cells. Microneedling alone is not enough for reducing melasma. Therefore, it has to be combined with fractional radiofrequency.
Microneedling on stomach
After giving birth, the skin of the belly becomes saggy. Microneedling treats most of the saggy skin and enhances the skin type.
Microneedling tattoo removal
Usually, laser is used as a tattoo removal procedure. However, it was proved that microneedling is a better tattoo removal technique because, unlike laser, it does not leave scars.
Microneedling with PRP
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is extracted from the person’s own blood. It can be applied with microneedling in an injection. It is utilized for accelerating the healing process, especially in treating acne marks and in reducing redness.
There are cases in which microneedling should not be done such as:
- Active acne.
- If you have any sort of infection that could spread.
- Patients who are using chemo or radiotherapy.
Microneedling recovery and downtime
Microneedling is a simple procedure and it does not need a downtime or a special aftercare. What it requires is skin care and nutrition. You have to follow the instruction of your dermatologist but cold compress are generally applied after microneedling. Healing after microneedling is rapid. In the next day, redness will be gone and the skin will recover in less than a week.
Fractional radio-frequency microneedling is a technique used for treating acne scars, wrinkles, dark spots. It is a developed microneedling. It uses micro needles that penetrate different depths of the skin. These micro needles generate heat energy that causes the muscular tissue to shrink immediately. This process helps reduce large pores, treat wrinkles, and rejuvenate the skin.
RF microneedling vs. traditional microneedling
Traditional microneedling is a technique that uses tiny sterilized needles to penetrate the skin and cause wounds to stimulate collagen and elastin production and rejuvenate the skin by healing the wounds.
On the other hand, RF microneedling is a technique that joins the effect of heat energy and microneedling to promote collagen and elastin production.
Microneedling or chemical peel?
Chemical peeling and microneedling are both used to get a better skin appearance. However, chemical peeling deals with the superficial layer only, while microneedling penetrates deeper skin layers.
How to arrange my trip to undergo microneedling in Iran?
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