A Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Treatment
Anything with “needle” in the name can sound a little scary, but trust us, microneedling is anything but. Microneedling, scientifically known as collagen induction therapy, is one of the hottest treatments in today’s skincare and anti-aging market.
So what’s all the hype about? What’s this treatment that seems to be taking the beauty world by storm? Let’s get to the point on microneedling and everything it can do for your skin. (And trust us, it can do wonders.)
It’s all in the name: yes, there are needles involved, but they’re pretty tiny. Microneedling is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment where a licensed esthetician runs small—seriously small, ranging from 0.5 to 2.5 millimeters—needles over the skin to produce hundreds of tiny openings.
The treatment is painless, and as a minimally invasive esthetic procedure, it doesn’t require the downtime of more invasive treatments or the temporary visual impact of peels.
Chances are, if you’re an avid beauty fan or even just an avid social media user, you’ve heard of microneedling before. Beauty magazines and bloggers are raving about microneedling—and for good reason.
The simple procedure and elastin in the skin, both of which are huge factors in retaining a healthy, youthful look. Our bodies produce less and less collagen, a protein in the dermis section of the skin, as we age. As our collagen production declines, our skin begins to wrinkle and sag over time. It works hand in hand with elastin, the protein responsible for skin elasticity, to help our faces looking their best through the years.
Together, collagen and elastin make up about a quarter of your body’s total protein count. Microneedling encourages your skin to increase its production of these crucial proteins that you may be missing as you’ve aged. As a result, microneedling reduces the appearance of and wrinkles.
Microneedling pretty much sells itself. A minimally invasive, relatively painless procedure with no downtime? It’s no wonder everyone on your newsfeed is raving about it. and experience all the hype for yourself.