Let’s Talk Micro-Needling
- September 1, 2018
Have you ever wished for a “do over” in life? When it comes to skincare, a handful of us wish we could go back and do some things differently; apply more sunscreen in our teen years, avoid causing acne scars on our face, treat wounds more carefully to avoid scarring. Unfortunately time travel isn’t a thing (yet) but there is an option when it comes to our skin; micro-needling!
How does it work? Micro-needling is an insertion of very fine, precisely spaced needles into the skin, creating “pricks” on the top payer. It may sound scary but the procedure is done with minimal to no discomfort to the client. The procedure is relatively risk free and can result in amazing benefits for your skin.
What does it do? The purpose of creating these small incisions is to trigger your skin’s natural repair mechanism producing new collagen and elastin, hence the “do over.”
How long will it take? Length of time depends on number of treatments and the size of the area. This will be discussed and decided on during the consultation with your licensed skin care specialist. Average treatments take roughly 15 – 30 minutes.
Am I a candidate? The most intriguing aspect of micro-needling is the wide range of clients it has helped! Whether it be minimizing pores, improving acne scars, reducing the appearance of stretch marks, or reducing fine lines and wrinkles; micro-needling can be used on all skin types, genders, and ages. However there are some medical conditions that can prevent you from being a good candidate, and will be reviewed by your licensed skin care specialist.
When can I expect results? You may notice pink, sunburned-like skin directly after a treatment that will subside. Results vary on each candidate and the number of treatments you have undergone. Since your skin will continually produce collagen and elastin you will notice your skin improving more and more as time goes on.
As you can see, there’s a reason this “old school” beauty treatment is making a comeback and celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Naomi Watts are singing its praises. Schedule your consultation today!