Often these days we have been hearing about the use of something called micro-needling to get rid of cellulite and stretch marks. So, what is micro-needling?
Micro-needling also known as derma rolling is a type of a treatment that can be used at home or at the dermatologist’s office. The tool looks like the mini version of paint roller with the difference that it is covered with needles. Do not freak out hearing about the needles; the at-home devices have much smaller needles as compared to those used at the dermatologist’s clinic. There are two types of micro-needling – one is used for the face and the other one is used for the body.
Micro-needling are used to create microchannels on the body. Suppose we need to reduce cellulite from the back portion of our arms. So firstly, the microneedle is rolled over that particular area to create microchannels. Then, an anti-cellulite lotion is rubbed on that region. The microchannels that have been created on the skin will help the lotion to penetrate into the skin. This helps in reducing some amount of cellulite from the area. But remember, this process does not help you in eliminating cellulite totally. Cellulite can’t be removed from the body completely by this process. Some cellulite which gets removed is due to the action of the ingredients of the anti-cellulite lotion.
The other thing which this device does is it causes micro-injuries, sending information to the brain to get kick-started to its repair mode. Then our body gets prompted to send collagen (the structural protein of human bodies) to the epidermis. We all know that collagen is the primary building block for a radiant and healthy skin. Thus, more collagen is equal to better skin. The device was created around the early 2000 and works on a principle, similar to the laser treatments.
There are 2 different viewpoints of treating cellulite. The first school believes that eliminating cellulite should be a holistic process involving exercise, healthy diet and proper intake of water without giving much emphasis on the clinical treatments. The second school believes that the toxins and several other unwanted materials that contribute in reduced microcirculation should be eliminated from the body. This can be achieved through massages and heat treatments. However, micro-needling does not help in any of these processes.
To conclude, the micro-needling is an amazing tool to help the correct and appropriate products to go in and do what it has to do to achieve the target. But it cannot work in isolation. It can work effectively only when used with other products. Just like using a toothbrush alone cannot help in cleaning your teeth; it needs a toothpaste, mouthwash, tongue cleaner and water to carry out the action of cleaning the teeth. Similarly, a micro-needling requires help from other things in accomplishing the task effectively. In most cases, micro-needling will not give you the outcome which you are hoping for. Thus, it is always better to consult a doctor to know the best available solution for treating cellulite.