Micro-needling is the use of very fine needles to pierce the skin to administer medications, reduce scars, and trigger the skin's natural healing mechanisms that in turn create smooth and healthy skin.
Penetrating or puncturing the skin to heal it is not something new. Physicians have been using puncturing techniques to treat abscesses and release pressure on wounds for centuries. Over the past several decades different methods of puncturing the skin for medical benefit have been developed.
During the 1980’s medical researchers realized that certain medications and drugs were better absorbed by the body when administered into the upper layers of the skin rather than by deeper injections or by swallowing pills. Administering medication through micro-needles was less painful as the needles are very short and do not reach the nerves that are deeper below the skin. This method of delivering medications has been very effective and is still in use today.
On our blog we’ve discussed different methods to treat your acne scars, but what exactly are acne scars? There are several different types which we’ll go over.
But first – what exactly is a scar? A scar is a mark left in the skin by the healing of a wound, incision, or burn. The scar mark can be raised, meaning above the level of the skin, or depressed – a mark into the skin.
Red marks left on your skin after an acne outbreak are not scars. While they may linger on your skin for a while, they will disappear over time. You may develop macules on your skin after an acne breakout. These are flat reddish spots that can remain on your skin for several months. Like the smaller red marks caused by acne, these will disappear over the course of several months. Acne scars however, will remain and are permanent unless treated.
A lot of people take vitamin C as part of a daily vitamin routine. Some people take vitamin C to either ward off or to treat a cold. Vitamin C can increase resistance to viral and bacterial infections, and some allergies. While the medical jury is still deciding if taking vitamin C is really beneficial to treating the common cold, it is a necessary vitamin for normal growth and development. Vitamin C is al
Is there a natural solution to treat your acne scars?
When you shop for groceries, do you look at food labels? Are you trying to eat a healthy or natural diet? Many manufacturers and food suppliers are making it easier for you to see what ingredients are in their foods to help you decide what to purchase. Obviously taste and satisfaction are a big part of what you buy and eat, but the long term results of what that food can do to your body may also be on your mind.
But what does that have to do with your skin? Your decisions on what you eat are similar to the decisions you make about your appearance and physical health as well.
Similar to looking at food labels, do you look at the packaging on your skin care products? Many use terms like ‘organic’ and ‘natural’. These are words most of us trust. Organic products are related to or derived from living matter. Natural products exist in or are created by nature. To include natural and organic ingredients in products there is some processing during the manufacturing.
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