Micro Needling: What You Need To Know
What is microneedling?
In simple terms, microneedling is a safe and effective procedure that draws from your body’s natural rejuvenation process by piercing your skin with tiny needles. Your body responds to these micro-wounds by invoking its healing response and creating new tissues, collagen, and elastin.
The process improves the appearance of your skin by reducing wrinkles, tightening loose skin, and diminishing scarring.
What is microneedling used for?
• Improves skin texture
Starting around age 30, two vital components of your skin, collagen and elastin, begin to diminish. Microneedling uses your skin’s natural healing response to promote and restore collagen and elastin. Your skin reacts to the procedure almost immediately by working to close the micro-wounds. You'll start to notice your skin is noticeably softer and has a smoother texture following treatment.
• Diminishes the appearance of scarring
Microneedling treatments reduce acne scars in the same way that they improve the overall texture of your skin.
• Reduces acne including blackheads
If you still suffer from acne or blackheads, you may benefit from microneedling treatments. As the sterilized needles poke holes in the uppermost layer of your skin, they remove the source of the recurring blackhead in the process. Following the procedure, your pores should be visibly smaller, especially around your nose.
• Makes fine lines and wrinkles less apparent
Microneedling turns back time by targeting fine lines and wrinkles. When the microneedling roller breaks into the dermis, it triggers growth factors, which allow your skin to repair itself rapidly. Your body stimulates the natural production of collagen, tightening your skin and reducing wrinkles in the process.
• Prevents signs of aging
Consider adding a microneedling treatment to your regular skincare and anti-aging routine. Microneedling is highly effective at stopping early signs of aging or preventing new wrinkles from forming. Combining regular microneedling sessions with powerful antioxidant serums, like vitamin C, allows your skin to successfully stay luminous and youthful-looking for longer.
Surprisingly, you can see fairly immediate results!
When using a microneedler, your skin will look plump, pink and luminous for a couple of weeks. After only a few sessions, many have noticed their skin look more radiant due to the efficacy of microneedling comes from the skin healing itself. In a collagen study, where they placed four microneedling sessions spaced one month apart, participants produced up to a 400% increase in collagen and elastin six months after completing treatment.
Boost results with a serum.
Skincare tools are always more effective when combining them with a serum. Using a serum (such as our Peptide Collagen Building Serum) helps deliver the nutrients deeper into the skin for maximum delivery, further promoting collagen production and erasing of fine lines, wrinkles. Use the serum before and after a rolling session.
Microneedling has also been used to reduce cellulite
Yes! Microneedling really can reduce the appearance of cellulite on the body. Many users are surprised to learn that the treatment they use to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring on the face can also be used on the body to smooth the appearance and feel of cellulite present on the bottom half of the body. If you been wanting to reduce, blur, or smooth the appearance of cellulite without surgery, then this is the non-surgical non-invasive treatment you’ve been looking for.
Proper skincare before and after microneedling
After a session, let your skin relax and chill. Its best to not wash the skin, expose it to high heat, too much sweat – yes that means no sun, no gym, no hot yoga – for the rest of the day. Remember, microneedling is about the healing process of the skin. Let the skin do its thing uninterrupted. Try to work in a once-a-month plan and always allowing full recovery between rolling sessions.
Our Microneedler plays well with other skincare treatments
Paring microneedling with other treatments such as anti-aging creams, masks, and red-light therapy can help these products penetrate better and more effectively – giving you more of your monies worth! When you combine with topicals, you are giving yourself a shot at some collagen boosting. When combined with red light therapy, you can see reduced puffiness and tightening of you skin.
The Final Takeaway
There are far too many reviews, testimonials and studies that have shown microneedling does work. Combining this treatment with others such as a hydrating moisturizer promotes even more glow and natural radiance. Pores feel more open and become more efficient at absorbing the serums, letting your skin soak up your skincare products. So go ahead and enjoy every second of this effect and get your roller!