Micro-needling

Invest in your skin, as it will represent you for a lifetime!

With the constant changes in age, eating habits, and environmental conditions, the skin gets beaten up and tethered, resulting in acne, open pores, and wrinkles, compromising beauty.

From high-end skincare products to invasive cosmetic surgeries, cognizant people go an extra mile to look younger, consciously chasing the “ultimate beauty solutions” that will “freeze their skin in youth forever.” However, not everyone is brave enough to bear the torment of surgeries or afford expensive treatments. Hence, people consult dermatologists seeking minimally invasive procedures such as Micro-needling.

What is Micro-needling?

A glowing, healthy skin happens by cosmetic procedures, not through a miracle!

With the ever-rising beauty standards, micro-needling is the new star in the world of skincare, and all for a good reason.

And here is why!

Micro-needling is a simple, safe, and minimally invasive cosmetic procedure with long-lasting glowing effects. Also, going by the name Collagen Induction Therapy, it works on the phenomena of wounding the skin, not the scary, bleeding wounds, but minuscule punctures using a pen or a wand with multiple tiny sterilized needles.

Micro-needling can be used for various skin conditions and complaints such as wrinkles, scars, acne, alopecia (hair loss), skin pigmentation, loose skin, and other problems like Rosacea.

Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif, a top-notched dermatologist, explains this procedure as quick, safe and painless and advises his patients to experience the rebirth of their beautiful skin once their minds are fully equipped with proper knowledge about micro-needling.

What are the benefits of Micro-needling?

Glowing skin is always in!

While considering any cosmetic treatment, people often get skeptical, which is justified given that not everything is bound to benefit everyone, especially when their beauty is at stake.

Thus, it is crucial to look into the benefits of Micro-needling before you make up your mind to go for it.

  • “You look years younger!” and that is what we all crave to hear; micro-needling reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, giving the skin a younger look
  • Scars are a sign of strength, but not the ones left after acne break out. Micro-needling stimulates collagen and elastin production that significantly diminishes acne or other types of scars.
  • A great suntan or a bad sunburn? Due to excessive exposure to the sun, skin damage can result in an uneven toned and darker complexion—micro-needling results in even-toned skin.
  • Aging is a fact, but looking younger than your age is a choice of yours! As the skin ages, wrinkles, fine lines, and loose skin are unavoidable. However, with micro-needling, collagen and elastin can help the skin revive its elasticity and beauty.
  • Post-micro-needling is the best time to start your skincare regime from scratch as it minimizes the pores and delivers the cosmetic products to the deeper layers of the skin more efficiently.
  • If you think micro-needling is only for the face, it is not. It works as efficiently to reduce the stretch marks as it will do to remove the acne scars from your face.
  • Many people suffer from a skin problem known as Rosacea, in which the skin looks inflamed and irritated. Micro-needling addresses such skin problems by maintaining the healthy lifecycle of collagen production and breakdown.
  • Regular micro-needling sittings can help clear out even the worst acne.
  • It has very few or almost no side effects.

To understand it better and see if you are a suitable candidate for micro-needling or not, call us at 03008269695 to book an appointment with Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif or visit our Clinic at 10C, 1st Floor Commercial Lane, Zamzama, Phase 5 DHA, Karachi-Pakistan.

What are the side effects/ risk factors for Micro-needling?

Life is all about taking risks, but not when it comes to cosmetic procedures. There is no meddling with them.

Although micro-needling is a safe and straightforward procedure, with the skin piercing and wounds, there are a few side effects/ risk factors that you should be aware of:

  • Slight skin irritation and swelling
  • Mild discomfort
  • Redness due to the piercing
  • Bruising as the skin becomes sensitive
  • Dryness resulting in a bit of flaking of the skin

All these side effects are mild and subside after following the instructions of your dermatologist. However, for people who are on some medication or have a morbid disease, they should consult their doctor before the treatment as they are at a greater risk of:

  • Skin infection
  • Skin pigmentation
  • Reaction to the medications used during micro-needling

Therefore, it is better to be safe than to be sorry!

How do Micro-needling works?

Aging causes the skin to produce more collagen, leading to a plethora of skin issues. Micro-needling causes tiny punctures on the skin to induce collagen production and revive its youthful look.

Although only skin is deep, these punctures trigger the body’s immune system to release “healing factors” such as collagen and elastin, which in turn heal the tiny wounds by forming a new, firmer, tighter, and even-toned skin layer giving it a rejuvenated feel.

Is Micro-needling painful?

No pain, no gain, and so we have heard.

You might be wondering that the “pin-pricks” during micro-needling must hurt. Well, it does, but you are not going to feel anything but mild discomfort.

To eliminate the element of pain from the procedure, the cosmetologist or dermatologist will apply a topical numbing (anesthetic) agent 40-60 minutes before the procedure.

However, during the procedure, you might feel something “warm” moving across your skin, do not worry; it is just the derma pen or roller working on your skin to make it better and beautiful.

Although you might feel slight irritation and discomfort after the procedure, the creams, lotions, and moisturizers prescribed by the dermatologist will help with it and fasten the healing procedure.

How long does it take to see results from Micro-needling?

Have patience. The results are worth the wait.

Micro-needling activates the body’s immune system, and it takes some time for the formation of collagen. A few people might see effective results within a week. However, it may take anywhere from four to six weeks for the “micro-wounds” created on your skin to heal entirely and revive your skin’s beauty and tonicity.

How often should I do Micro-needling?

If we talk about the general rule of thumb, you should get your micro-needling sessions scheduled after every 4 to 6 weeks or once a month, but it is best to consult your dermatologist.

Dr. Khilji Faisal Arif advises having a detailed in-session about micro-needling and gets briefed about the whole procedure.

Does Micro-needling work for acne scars?

Acne can be a bigger problem than injuries!

Acne and its aftermath can be traumatizing. If nothing has worked on your cystic acne and scars, you might consider micro-needling after proper consultation.

According to many studies, micro-needling works best on the suppressed and not bumpy, active acne. Although micro-needling is effective for acne and its scars, the results are even better if combined with Vitamin C or PRP.

Acne scars can reduce on their own over time, but micro-needling has shown to speed up the process safely

All in all, micro-needling is paving ways for seamless skin rejuvenation procedures. Keeping all the benefits in mind, it can be a great choice to age gracefully. If you still have doubts, you can always book an appointment with Dr. Khilji Faisal.

Call us at 03008269695 Or Visit our Clinic at 10C, 1st Floor Commercial Lane, Zamzama, Phase 5 DHA, Karachi-Pakistan.

Take good care of your skin; it is never too early nor too late to age elegantly!