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Health & Lifestyle

An Expert Guide To Microneedling

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You’d never associate needles with one’s skin, right? But this skin treatment brings them both together, all for its good. Now that’s something we’d never thought we would hear but it is the very essence of microneedling. Many may cringe to think of needles being used on their skin but in reality, it is safe and not too painful when done right. We spoke to Dr. Kiran Lohia, Celebrity Dermatologist and Founder of Isya Aesthetics to get the scoop on microneedling and the skin benefits of it.

An Introduction To Microneedling

The most common question regarding this procedure is what it is; which Dr. Kiran Lohia answers – “Microneedling is a procedure in which miniature needles are rolled onto the surface of the skin to intentionally create micro trauma. This allows new skin to be formed in its place and gives it many benefits.” Post regeneration comes new skin, fresh collagen and improved texture.

Skin Concerns With The Process

Any treatment that requires needles often brings around apprehension and many questions, which we hope to clear. Microneedling is also known as collagen induction therapy and is safe for all skin types. If you opt for it with sensitive skin, take precaution and allow longer gaps between sittings. Generally the treatment can go from 10 sittings upwards but Isya Aesthetics’s Good Genes treatment is for 6 sessions and includes a host of other procedures like dermabrasion and skin infusions with microneedling.

The Benefits Are Many

“The aim of microneedling is to rejuvenate the skin but it also works on scarring, pigmentation and even plumping of the lips,” says Dr. Lohia. Along with overall appearance of the skin, another important benefit is that microneedling allows products to be absorbed better, making them more effective.

Try It At Home?

There are microneedlers which can even be used at home but are they safe? Yes, says Dr. Lohia and continues, “Microneedling can be done at home but precaution must be taken. The needles must be short and rolling direction must be correction. As long as it only reaches the 1st layer of the skin and is done on a weekly basis at most, it’s safe. All the same, the results aren’t quite the same as when done with a professional.”

If it’s improved texture and healthier skin that you desire, microneedling might just be the answer you’re looking for.

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