MicroNeedling: The Hottest Beauty Trend
Date: March 1, 2018
Do you wish for a more youthful appearance when you look in the mirror? Hate those lines, wrinkles, dark spots, sagging and overall tired appearance? Don’t you wish you could tighten and plump to look as good as you feel? Well, I found a way to roll back the years – and without surgery.
MicroNeedling to Reverse Aging – Minimize Wrinkles and Firm Skin
I found MicroNeedling, also referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy. This non-surgical and minimally invasive procedure involves tiny needles to create microscopic wounds in the skin. It stimulates the growth of collagen and elastin, keys to new, youthful-looking skin. Did you know that collagen production decreases as we age? We lose 50% of our collagen and elastin between the ages of 20 and 40. Researchers found that MicroNeedling increases collagen production up to 400%
MicroNeedling to Reduce Acne Scarring and Stretch Marks
MicroNeedling is the “go-to” treatment for acne scars and stretch marks. Studies looking at MicroNeedling for scarring revealed that, not only was more collagen produced, but the newly formed collagen was stronger. 90% of patients studied saw reduction in the severity of their scarring.
MicroNeedling or Chemical Peel?
How do you know whether you need a Chemical Peel or a MicroNeedling procedure?
MicroNeedling and Chemical Peels
(1) work differently and
(2) have different functions.
Chemical peels work by chemically exfoliating the skin. Chemical peels effect the surface of the skin at the epidermal layer. The function of a chemical peel is to minimize and improve signs of acne, brown spots, fine lines and pore congestion. Choose a chemical peel if you have blackheads, acne, excessive pigmentation or enlarged pores.
MicroNeedling works at a deeper, dermal layer by stimulating collagen synthesis. MicroNeedling firms skin, minimizes lines, reduces ‘crepeyness,’ reduces scarring and minimizes wrinkles. Choose MicroNeedling if you have concerns with signs of aging such as sagging of your skin, wrinkles, post acne scarring or stretch marks.
Who can Get MicroNeedling?
It’s safe for even the darkest skin tones because it doesn’t cause hyperpigmentation. It’s great for just about anyone who has concerns with wrinkles, saggy skin, crepey skin. MicroNeedling was first used as a treatment for scarring and it’s still the “go-to” for acne scarring and stretch marks.
During your MicroNeedling Treatment
Your nurse or physician will apply a topical anesthetic to numb your skin prior to the treatment. You should not feel pain but may feel some discomfort. The treatment may cause pinpoint bleeding. Most treatments take about 30 minutes.
After your MicroNeedling Treatment
Expect to feel “sunkissed” the day of your treatment. After that, your skin may be pink and feel tight for one to two more days. After that, you should begin to experience the benefits of MicroNeedling – smoother, more glowing skin. You may repeat your treatment in about 3-4 weeks.
Should you try MicroNeedling at Home?
You see MicroNeedling devices for sale all over the internet and social media sites. You might be tempted to buy one.
Are they the same as those used at Physician’s offices?
Will they provide the same benefit?
Are they safe to use?
The short answers. No, no and no.
First, there is a difference in the type of device used. The devices used in offices are adjustable and can go to varying depths. Nurses and physicians know what depth to use. Most likely, you do not have that kind of training and education.
Secondly, you are creating wounds in the skin, which carry the potential for scarring. You cannot create a sterile environment at home.
Medical procedures are best practiced in medical offices.
If you’d like to look more youthful or want to reduce scarring, contact the body shaping experts at Sculpt Away in San Antonio at 210-227-3051 or visit www.SculptAway.com
for more information.