How does Micro-Needling work?
Micro-needling works by encouraging your skin to make more collagen. The pinpricks from the procedure cause slight injury to the skin, the skin responds by making new collagen-rich tissue and elastin production. These 'wounds' are miniscule and only skin-deep, but your body responds with alarm, sending in healing factors that boost skin strength, radiance, and health.
This new skin tissue is more even in tone and texture. It’s common for the skin to lose collagen with age or injury. By encouraging the skin to make new tissue, additional collagen may help to make the skin firmer.
Benefits of Micro-Needling include:
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, evens out skin tone, reduces brown/age spots, shrinks pore size.
Collagen and elastin are compounds in your skin that add structure and strength, lending a youthful quality. The wound-healing mechanisms also stimulate your body to produce new skin cells, making fine lines, crow’s feet, and forehead wrinkles less apparent. Micro-needling is a cosmetic practice that is used to treat several skin issues, face and body. The following is a more in depth description of benefits.
Because micro-needling stimulates collagen and elastin production, it’s also effective in addressing acne and other scars on your skin. The only type of scar not possible to treat is keloid or raised scars.
Micro-needling is effective in reducing the appearance of sun damage, particularly hyperpigmentation and age spots. If you have a blotchy, brownish complexion, micro-needling and its ability to stimulate new collagen and skin cells can reinvigorate your look and even out your tone.
Aging doesn’t just show up as wrinkles and dis-coloration. As you get older, your skin loses its elasticity, so it appears lax. Aging skin may also look dull and lack a lustrous glow. Micro-needling can change this.
The buildup of collagen that occurs in response to the tiny wounds can improve skin structure to fight sagging. Plus, just 24 hours following a session, you experience a radiant, fresh glow.
Although micro-needling involves tiny holes in your skin, it doesn’t increase the size of your pores. In fact, it helps your pores appear much smaller. When the collagen around your pores is stimulated, the area around each pore plumps, making the pore itself almost disappear.
Improves Effectiveness of Topical Products
Post-micro-needling is the perfect, effective time to apply anti-aging treatments, serums and other topical treatments that boost skin health and appearance. The micro-holes receive serums and gels more readily and deliver them deeper into your dermis than when applied throughout and post-treatment.
Fights Stretch Marks/Cellulite
Micro-needling works just about anywhere on your body. It can be effective in reducing the appearance of stretch marks that show up after periods of rapid growth, such as during pregnancy. It helps reduce the dimply skin (pockets of toxins) on buttocks, hips, and thighs.
The ruddiness and skin thickening of rosacea can be addressed with micro-needling. If you suffer from this skin condition, you have experienced a hastened breakdown of collagen. Micro-needling stimulates the growth of collagen to offset and replace this breakdown, so your skin looks less inflamed and irritated. Thickens the skin to reduce redness and broken capillaries.
Because of the improved delivery of topical applications, you can use micro-needling to help improve the effectiveness of topical acne treatments. Regular micro-needling applications can help your skin clear up with less scarring.
Fewer Side Effects
Micro-needling’s effects are comparable to laser and chemical peel treatments but without the long downtime. You can enjoy a glowing complexion 24-72 hours after micro-needling. Coupled with our Plasma,
Low Level Light technology, some clients have left the spa with no redness at all. This, of course, depends on the sensitivity of skin.
You may not be an ideal candidate for micro-needling if you
have certain skin conditions, such as:
have open wounds or active acne
have had radiation therapy recently
or have a history of skin scars
are on certain medications such as blood thinners.
If are pregnant, you will need to be cleared by your obstetrician or gynecologist before the treatment.
How to Prepare for Micro-Needling
If you're using any intense topical treatments (such as those containing retinol), discontinue use a few days before your micro-needling treatment. You should also avoid using retinol at least 48 hours prior and avoid direct sun exposure for about three days prior and three days after.
We advise against using any aggressive acids within the week of the procedure.
Your skin works fairly quickly to rejuvenate new tissue. In theory, you will see results within a couple of weeks.
To maintain the results of your treatment, you’ll need multiple sessions and perhaps other complimenting treatments. We will work with you to develop a plan of action based on your individual goals and needs.
Skin Cleanse, Exfoliation
Skin Numbing Application
Hand and Arm Massage
Includes: Retail Size Serum according to Skin Type
Plasma Infrared Light Therapy