Microneedling. It sounds a little scary. But that’s just because of the “needling” part. The truth about microneedling is that it’s just another way to get the effects of a facial, with longer lasting results.
Microneedling is a treatment which induces increased collagen production in your skin. Instead of injecting fillers, microneedling uses 11 tiny, ultra-fine needles to penetrate just below the skin’s surface, recreating your skin as thicker and more radiant.
How Does It Work?
Microneedling is sometimes known as Rejuvepen or Dermapen. The needles in the head of the wand used can vary in length from 0.5 millimeters to 2.5 millimeters, with first timers starting at the 0.5 length.
The therapy works to “deceive” your skin, making it believe it has been wounded, which provokes the healing process to begin. With microneedling, your skin has been wounded, but in a very minor way to induce the production of collagen, which is how skin heals itself, naturally.
Prior to microneedling, Tensage (a serum derived from growth factor) is applied over the entire area to be treated. The microneedling session serves to introduces this serum below the skin’s surface. After treatment with the microneedling tool, the serum will be applied a second time to seal the skin and allow the first application to get to work.
Is It Painful?
Before work with the microneedling tool begins, a numbing cream is applied. This allows your technician to use the depth of needle required.
Following treatment, your skin may be slightly pink and tiny wounds may be visible, but these effects disappear after several days.
Who’s a Candidate?
Microneedling is safe for all skin types and shades. It’s especially effective for the treatment of acne scarring, greatly improving its appearance, as collagen production is improved.
It’s also highly effective for treating clogged pores which form small bumps under the skin. People experiencing outbreaks or other signs of inflammation in the skin should wait until these subside before undergoing treatment.
And no, microneedling isn’t just for your face. It can also address issues like stretch marks, anywhere on the body.
Most people need between 4 and 6 sessions to see the full results of microneedling.
How Often Can I Do It?
Much depends on why you’re having microneedling. If you’re treating acne scars, 1 session each month for between 4 and 6 months is recommended.
If you’re looking to boost collagen production for the sake of smoother, more youthful skin, microneedling can be done every 3 to 6 months. Once you’ve arrived at the goal you had in mind, microneedling once a year is all that’s required to give your skin a rejuvenating boost.
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Microneedling is just one of many services offered here as part of the Gold Circle of Care.
Now that you know that microneedling isn’t all that scary, book a consultation with one of our professionals to find out more.