One of the most frequent skin-related concerns is, “how to tighten the skin?” It’s not unusual for people to desire healthy and tight skin because it tends to be rejuvenated and more smoother looking. By now you have probably seen a lot of people endorsing a procedure called microneedling. It claims to provide a youthful and rejuvenated skin. But can microneedling really tighten the skin? The short answer is yes. How? Keep on reading to find out.
What Causes Loose Skin?
There are two things maintaining the skin’s youthfulness and health: collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are the most abundant protein in the human body. As we age, our collagen and elastin levels drop, our skin becomes loose and elastic. However, age is not the only factor for low collagen and elastin levels. It can occur to people who have just lost a lot of weight or just went through pregnancy and they have trouble restoring their skin’s elasticity and strength. Microneedling aims to solve this problem very well.
What is microneedling
Also referred to as collagen induction therapy, microneedling involves using super-fine needles to create tiny, invisible puncture wounds in the epidermis (the top layer of the skin). Although this may seem a little bizarre to injure your skin like that but in reality, the punctures are so small that your skin will not be damaged for long. The micro-injuries created by needles will stimulate the body’s innate wound-healing process and overdrives the production of collagen. The new skin form will be stronger and healthier than before. You can also add topical collagen-building treatments for even better results.
How Microneedling can tighten the skin?
There are many procedures claiming to tighten the skin, but very few have proven to be as effective as microneedling. Microneedling is done by with what’s called a dermaroller which is rolled over the skin and creates small wounds on the skin. Although, now there are advanced tools used for microneedling which are more safer and effective. Dermapen is one of them. It is designed to create more precise puncture wounds and can be switched to a different type and size of the needle.
Traditional microneedling causes our skin to produce fresh collagen during the skin healing process. By increasing the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, it makes an overall improvement in the skin’s texture and tightness. It fills in the lines and reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks. Depending on the severity of the wrinkles and stretch marks, you may need 4 to 8 microneedling treatments to achieve optimal skin-tightening results. With just a few sessions of microneedling, you will noticeably reduce fine lines, crow’s feet, and deep wrinkles.
How to do Microneedling skin-tightening procedure at Home?
For dermarolling at home, you need to choose a device according to your own specifications-skin condition and pain tolerance. Three different types of dermarolling devices are available: a derma roller, derma pen, and derma stamp. Derma pens and derma stamps are on the pricier side than the derma roller. You can choose a device you like or you can ask your dermatologist.
To get started, wash your face with a gently pH based cleanser to cleanse your face. Make sure that there is absolutely no dirt or makeup left on your face. Now, pull your skin tight by the other hand and roll the dermaroller vertically, horizontally, and diagonally with light and even pressure. After this, use a natural plant-based skin-repairing sheet mask or serum containing hyaluronic acid or aloe vera gel. Once you’re finished microneedling, be sure to apply some rubbing alcohol over the roller to clean the device.