What Is It “Really”?
Microneedling is a healthy alternative to resurfacing without thinning or creating damage to the skin and it actually thickens the skin.
The skin is composed of two layers:
- The outer epidermis which serves a vital protective role insulating our body from the outside world.
- The deeper dermis which makes up more than 95% of the thickness of the living skin
Micro/Skin Needling has similar results to Lasers, but is far less invasive, which translates to a far lower risk of complications and less down time. Improvement in the appearance of laxity (sagging), wrinkles, crepe like skin, scars and lines can be achieved through one or more treatments of Skin Needling. Most clients see at least a 50% improvement in just one treatment & needling can be done on different parts of your body, including (but not limited to) hands and eyelids.
How Is It Done?
The procedure is performed with a dermapen and completed in less than an hour. First, a topical anesthetic is applied to your skin and then the machine is used to penetrate the skin in a quick, painless manner. Your body perceives this as an injury to your skin. This perceived injury induces the release of collagen and elastin fibers, a part of your body’s natural healing process. Skin needling creates dermal irritation without the removal of the healthy epidermis. Your body has the amazing ability to renew skin; by creating this “perceived injury”, your body does what it does best – it makes brand new healthy, younger looking skin.
For the reduction of wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, reduced laxity and more even tone skin. You will have thicker healthier skin. The most dramatic results are produced from the first treatment. Follow-up procedures do result in additional improvements and help the skin to create a habit of growing healthier skin. Follow-up treatments can be done after 30 days. Results will last from 2 to 10 years depending on skin care habits.