What is microneedling & how does Microneedling work?
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is an advanced anti-aging treatment. It is a minimally-invasive, non-surgical and non ablative facial rejuvenation procedures that involves punctures the skin’s surface that inflict tiny holes in the skin with fine needle. This is typically done by a Microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries to the skin, it creates a channel or micro-wound stimulating the body’s natural healing process to increase skin cellular turnover leading to the remodeling of collagen and elastin in the papillary dermis layer. This action leads to reduction of scars and skin rejuvenation, i.e., re-texturing the skin, increase the skin firmness and increase hydration. The microneedles penetrate the skin to the depth of 0.5 – 2.5 mm. Depending on the size of the treatment area the procedure is considered to be painless with application of numbing cream prior to treatment. Compare to other skin ablative skin treatments Microneedling reduces the risk of excessive skin peeling, hyperpigmentation and scarring therefore, safe on all skin complexion and even suitable for thin, hyper-reactive and sensitive skin conditions by strengthening the facial capillaries.
What to expect during your microneedling appointment?
During your treatment, the microneedling cocktails serums will be applied to your skin based on your skin conditions, which will absorb it. Each customize treatment uses a single, sealed, disposable, sterilized spring-loaded cartridge with ultra fine needles that works on different speed and depth ensuring a tailored treatment every time. During the treatment, you’ll experience a prickly sensation but no pain sensation. Keeping up with proper aftercare routine is very essential after a microneedling treatment, as it will help to nourish your skin during the regeneration process.
What are the benefits of microneedling?
Microneedling treatment offers many benefits and a great alternative to lasers and more ablative skin procedures. This is a superstar treatment for all over skin rejuvenation. It works to minimize fine lines & wrinkles, acne & acne scars, enlarged pores, redness & rosacea and hyperpigmentation prone skin conditions! This treatment causes micro "injuries" to the skin which triggers new collagen synthesis, healthy growth factors are pushed on and into the skin to promote healthy skin cells to repair & rebuild. With proper Microneedling treatments you can expect results including increased skin hydration, increased in collagen production, increased skin tone and smoothness, younger looking skin, softer acne scars and faster wound healing, improved wrinkles and fine lines, minimized large pores, reduction in stretch marks, skin tightening and rejuvenation.
What is the difference between the derma roller vs the micro-needling device?
A motorized microneedling device is a medical grade oscillates a plate of many micro-needles cartridge in a straight up-and-down motion on the surface of the skin. A derma-roller has many sizes & more tiny needles on a cylinder roller which moves in a revolving motion. Roller needles puncture the skin at an angle, as opposed to straight with a microneedling device. The Micro-needling device uses a precisely-controlled stamping method to reach a set depth while minimizing excess damage to the epidermis. It is also more sterilize, safer and more effective than traditional derma rolling because of the unique vertical needling technology. These channels are ideally clean, precise punctures in the skin that allow for maximum solutions and medications to penetrate for optimized results and healing. Angled punctures from rollers can actually create tears in the skin and may cause more damage than benefit.
What results can I expect from Microneedling Facial?
After the microneedling treatment, your skin will appear flushed like sunburned, which will subside over the next 4-48 hours depending on the depth of needles cartridge used to treat a specific skin conditions . The recovery is mild and light skin sloughing is expected depending on the depth of the treatment.
How Often do I need to have Microneedling ?
Depending on the client’s skincare concerns series of Microneedling treatments are recommended. The number of sessions are determined by your skin types and conditions repeating every 2-4 weeks. The more sessions preform overtime, the more collagen and elastin your skin builds resulting in more even texture, healthier, glowing skin. This treatment proven to fade scars in many ways such as increases collagen stimulation to produce healthy blood flow & increase skin cell turn over rate, combat stubborn acne by leveling out the skin by producing healthy collagen which in turn helps fight inflammation that causes acne, eliminates post inflammatory dark spots and can help remove Melasma. Depending on severity/type of scars typically 3-8 treatments are required to see optimal results.