Microneedling: Your Secret to Better Facial Complexion

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Have you ever wondered how to improve your facial complexion without having to go through risky and invasive surgical procedures? Good facial complexion is very important as we go about our social and professional lives because it will be the first impression we give when we meet people. We would naturally want to look our best to improve our self-confidence and self-esteem.  In the past, facial complexion issues could only be resolved with procedures that entailed a high amount of risk. However, with advancements in technology, it is now possible to resolve many common facial skin conditions, such as acne scars, wrinkles, or age spots, using non-invasive and non-surgical microneedling treatments.

What is microneedling?

Microneedling is a non-invasive and non-surgical cosmetic procedure that can easily treat a variety of skin conditions by encouraging collagen production. Microneedling, which is also known as collagen induction therapy, uses a pen-like tool with small needles to prick the skin, causing a slight injury to the skin that would cause it to produce more new collagen-rich tissue. This tool will be moved evenly across your skin by the doctor to encourage skin rejuvenation to be evenly spread out. Those who are afraid of pinpricks would be glad to know that they are so tiny that it is unlikely that you would notice them after the procedure is completed.

Am I a suitable candidate for microneedling?

Microneedling is typically only used on the face, though it is also occasionally used to treat skin conditions on other parts of the body. Microneedling can improve and remedy acne scars, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, large pores, and other types of scarring issues. It can also improve skin elasticity, making your skin appear brighter, firmer, and rejuvenated.

Although microneedling is a safe, low risk, and non-surgical procedure, it is nevertheless important that those who undergo microneedling treatments are in good health. Individuals who are pregnant, suffer from certain skin conditions like eczema and have a history of skin scars might not be suitable for microneedling treatment. It is important to consult with your doctor to find out if you are suited for this treatment.

How many microneedling sessions do I need to improve my skin condition?

You may need at least four procedures for the best results. As a result of increased collagen production stimulated by this treatment, you can expect the skin to be more even in tone and texture, making you look younger and more revitalized. The appearance of acne scarring, scarring, wrinkles, and large pores will also become less obvious. Smoother, firmer, more toned skin can be expected after successful microneedling treatments.

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Is it painful?

Microneedling might sound painful, but the reality is that anaesthetics, which will be administered before every treatment session, reduce the pain level to a minimal. The treatment itself does not take long. Individual sessions typically last only 30 minutes, though this will vary between clinics, and the discomfort during the treatment is easily tolerable for most patients.

What are the side effects of microneedling?

Microneedling treatments are non-invasive, non-surgical and low risk treatments. This also means that the downtime for this treatment is minimal, meaning that you can resume your normal daily activities shortly after the completion of the treatment. The safe nature of this treatment also means that the vast majority of patients complete this procedure without issue, though some do experience some minor skin irritation after the treatment. There might also be visible redness over the treatment area in the days after the treatment, but this usually resolves by itself and do not pose a cause for concern. Those who are concerned about the redness on their face can also apply some make up to conceal it, causing minimal disruption to their daily lives. Sunscreen should also be applied in the days following the treatment because the skin is at its most sensitive. Other side effects which a minority of patients experience include bleeding, bruising, and infection.

How much does microneedling in Singapore cost?

Microneedling is not expensive, especially when you consider the many benefits it brings despite the low risk and non-invasive nature of the treatment. This makes microneedling a great alternative to other cosmetic treatment options out there. In general, each microneedling treatment session would cost upwards of $150, though the cost depends on factors such as the experience of the practitioner. You should also keep in mind that several sessions are required for the treatment to be effective. Many clinics offer treatment plans, where purchasing several treatments at once reduce the price of an individual treatment, making it better value for those seeking the best results at lower prices. However, as with all cosmetic procedures, it is always important to consult with a doctor first to ascertain if microneedling is suitable for you to achieve your beauty goals.

Microneedling has made your beauty goals easier to achieve than ever before. Not only is it one of the more affordable treatments available, it is also non-invasive and non-surgical, making it a very safe and low risk option to those who want better facial complexion without the hassle. Having no downtime means that you would be able to continue your normal daily activities after the treatment session without worry, making this a fantastic option for busy professionals who need to look their best every day.

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