Want younger looking skin but don’t want the high risk, sun sensitivity, or fillers?
By Wendei Smith
We’ve got it! Microneedling is just as effective as laser but, unlike laser, it can be repeatedly indefinitely.
Skin needling is also called microneedling therapy or collagen induction therapy (CIT). It is a minimally invasive non-surgical and non-ablative procedure for skin rejuvenation that involves the use of a microneedling device to penetrate the epidermis and create a controlled skin injury without the heat from Laser treatments. Microneedling causes the release of growth
factors that promote scar-less healing and the deposition of normal woven collagen rather than scar collagen that can happen with CO2, Fraxel, Pixel and Laser treatments.
In the realm of skin rejuvenation treatments available, microneedling has been around for decades and has recently gained popularity and become the easiest, most effective must have skin rejuvenation treatment available for the stars like Gwenyth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston.
Microneedling creates thousands of tiny superficial micro channels in the skin by using a micropen device or dermal roller. The micro wound process stimulates your body’s natural ability to heal itself to create a thicker dermis, improved blood supply, soften wrinkles and scars as well as produce new collagen and elastin.
What are the benefits of Microneedling?
- Better absorption of active ingredients in creams and topical serums
- Improves blood supply and circulation (neo-angiogenesis)
- Increases the production of collagen through stimulation of Fibroblasts
- Safe for all types of skin
- Natural/Holistic and effective treatment
- Less expensive than Laser resurfacing treatments
- Minimal discomfort and downtime with better results than traditional lasers: CO2,
Fraxel, Pixel and Photo facials
Microneedling results are both immediate and progressive, its effect on your skin is best combined with prescribed home care and supplements for a few weeks before hand. Treatment results are cumulative over a 3 to 6 month time line, every four weeks for optimal results.
Microneedling is also much more cost effective than laser treatments with way less downtime too. Darker skin types are more afraid of laser treatments as they know the risk of heat induced pigmentation can or will occur, so needling is a much safer alternative.
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