All About Microneedling
What is Microneedling?
Taking care of our skin is one of the hardest things to do, considering all the stress that we put it through. These stressors can range from environmental to emotional; from sun to wind- our skin is susceptible to damage every day, heck, every second! So it’s our duty to give our skin the best skin care possible, by doing so, we spend hundreds of dollars on skincare products, which can end up being a hit or miss. It can be tough trying to find the right skincare routine, the right products, and/or the right solution for your skin. Well look no further, because the wonders of Microneedling is here. If you haven’t heard of microneedling, well it is time that you do: microneedling is the process of using tiny(micro) needles to penetrate the skin. This procedure is non-invasive, and compared to plastic surgery- the downtime is minimal. As you continue to read this blog, we hope that by the end, you are informed and ready to to make the BEST decision for your skin!
How does it work?
As stated above, microneedling is the process of using tiny micro needles to penetrate the skin in order to promote recirculation and more. In today’s beauty industry, microneedling is considered among the newest of trends-which can seem suspicious to some, but microneedling has been around for many many years(over 50). Microneedling has been used to treat hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, age & sun spots, and prevent anti-aging. Some people may use microneedling treatments to get rid of cellulite and stretch marks, however, not that many studies can back this so don’t get your hopes up to high.
Scarring is a distressing phenomenon, and when it happens upon the face- it can be even more distressing. However, scarring isn’t the only phenomenon that can be self depleting: wrinkles, age spots, sun damage, crows feet, and discoloration can be too. Moreover, the benefits of microneedling can put a halt to these circumstances, and can give one amazing results. Microneedling, also known as CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy) involves using tools such as a ‘dermapen’ and/or a ‘dermaroller. These tools have micro needles at the end which penetrates the skin, creating tiny micro-injuries(holes) at the top layers of the skin(dermis).
Dermapen Is Key!
The tiny holes in which the ‘dermapen’ creates(micro channels), allows the skin to absorb more nutrition from a specially crafted serum, dedicated solely for a microneedling procedures. This serum is infused with collagen and hyaluronic acid- crucial for healthy, glowing skin. The holes(micro injuries) that the dermapen creates eventually kicks the skin into healing mode, thus stimulating natural collagen and elastin production. This process revitalizes the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles,pores, and scars. If you’ve ever seen a dermapen, or dermaroller in person, it can be a little intimidating, and you may wonder if it’s painless.
Well, you’re in luck because it is virtually painless.Yes , there may be some bleeding during the process, but don’t let that deter you from indulging in this wonderful procedure. Many celebrities have endorsed this relatively new trend in beauty and skincare, celebs like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Aniston.
The Procedure: More To It Than Needles
Once you book your microneedling appointment here, you will then come into our store located at 7-780 Baseline Road, Ottawa, On, for a microneedling consultation. We will then determine the areas of treatment, note that, some problem areas require more than one visit. After the initial consultation, the microneedling procedure begins, a numbing cream is applied to the face before the dermapen comes in contact with the skin. The dermapen is ran across the skin in many directions, creating tiny holes(micro-injuries), which allows the serum to deeply penetrate the skin. The duration of this procedure totals up to around 20-30 minutes, not including the consultation
After the microneedling is done, a specially crafted serum is then applied to your face, this serum is equipped with hyaluronic acid, vitamin c, collagen and many other nutrients for the face. Once the procedure is completed, you will experience some redness in the skin, this will only last a few days. And once the redness is over, your skin will start to feel the benefits of Microneedling-you’ll even see it too. As the skin heals itself from the micro-injuries created from the dermapen, the results of more supple, glowing skin will begin to show as well. Once your microneedling procedure is completed, depending on the area that was targeted, additional treatments may be required.
MORE BENEFITS OF MICRONEEDLING!
-Reduces Wrinkles and Fine Lines
The loss of elastin and collagen cause thinning, sagging skin, and facial wrinkles. Micro-needling stimulates the production of natural elastin and collagen that reduces wrinkles and fine lines. You’ll have younger looking skin with no downtime..
Microneedling is proven to diminish the look of surgery and acne scars. Microneedling breaks down old tissue and triggers the production of new elastin and collagen for healthier skin.
-Reduces Appearance of Stretch Marks
Stretch marks are extremely difficult to treat and very few cosmetic treatments can improve their appearance. Micro-needling, however, has been shown to improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially when combined with other treatments such as fraxel and other laser treatments.
-Prevents Signs of Aging
Micro-needling effectively and powerfully stops the early signs of aging as well as preventing new wrinkles and fine lines from occurring. When combined with consistent use of corrective antioxidant serums, this procedure aids in brightening your skin that results in a youthful glow. You can’t get that from home treatments or other cosmetic products
SIDE EFFECTS OF MICRONEEDLING: WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR
Microneedling may do wonders for the skin, however, there are still a few side effects to watch out for, especially if one is doing it themselves. Regardless of the tools, dermapen or dermaroller- microneedling should NOT be done if a person has active acne. This can cause serious infections, so try to avoid blemished areas or wait until your skin is pimple free. Some may react to microneedling differently, so make sure you consult your dermatologist before getting the procedure done, maybe come in for a spot test before you commit to a larger area. If you have eczema, rosacea, or irritated skin, microneedling may not be for you, so also be sure to consult a doctor before you begin with this procedure.
Microneedling allows nutrients to deeply penetrate the skin, past the epidermis, therefore it is more likely that an allergic reaction can happen, moreover, make sure you are aware of all the ingredients that go into the specially crafted serum that is applied to your skin after the microneedling procedure.
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