Get Acquainted With Lips Microneedling
Posted on August 29 2018
As per the statistics of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in 2015, more than 25000 lip procedures took place in the USA. A new record was flagged with a lip procedure being performed every 20 minutes. Lip augmentations are up 43 percent in women since 2000.
Beautification of lips is one of the most trending body modifications procedures and you may have observed a long queue outside the salons waiting for lips modification. What if the same result can be achieved more naturally and in the more cost-effective manner?
Microneedling is a remedy to all your expensive appointments at a salon that is hardly as effective as Microneedling.
Microneedling works by using a dermaroller that is full of tiny needles to puncture your skin and creating a wound. These tiny punctures give birth to the collagen, the protein helpful for your younger looking skin. Apart from the modification of the lips, Microneedling has been known to diminish issues like wrinkles, stretch marks, acne scars and shrinking lips.
• Is there a way Microneedling can enhance the lips at all?
Microneedling is considered to be an ideal solution for the skin above and below the upper and lower lip for smoker’s line. The treatment is quite painful, so it is highly recommended to make use of an effective numbing cream like Numb Skin that contains 5% Lidocaine effective enough to numb the affected area, thereby making the entire process painless.
• How are lips different from the rest of the skin?
Like all of the skin present in our body, lips also have three mail layers- the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutaneous fat beneath it. However, the topmost protective layer is much thinner on the lips than it is on the rest of the face.
Moreover, lips have less skin to protect them and also they lack sebaceous glands, which secrete oil to moisturize the rest of your skin. The only source of moisture for the lips is saliva present in our mouth.
• Does Microneedling work for vertical lip lines?
Microneedling w/PRP stimulates collagen formation resulting in a thickening of the upper layers of the skin, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, tightening the skin, and shrinking of the pores with very minimal downtime.
Some After-Care recommendations for healthy recovery of your beautiful lips
a) Makeup- Applying lipstick or any other cosmetics on to your lips is highly not recommendable. Give your lips at least 24-72 hours after the treatment to get back into modified shape before you start using your cosmetics.
b) Avoid Swimming for at least 72 hours after the treatment.
c) Healing- Post-treatment, it is highly recommended to use an antioxidant serum that has properties to heal the skin by making it smooth and lessens the irritation.
d) Sunlight- Avoid intentional or direct sunlight for at least 72 hours.
Microneedling brings no side-effects along with it, unlike other treatments that accompany inflammation and bleeding. However, you can expect little redness on the affected area that will fly away in 5-7 days.