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.)

The Treatment

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.

The Hype

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 stimulates collagen 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 acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles.

The Point

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. Schedule your appointment and experience all the hype for yourself.

Visiting a Licensed Esthetician Is the First Step

Whether you’re looking to fight the signs of aging or erase your acne scars, skin care companies offer hundreds of lotions and washes and salons provide countless treatment options for you to choose from. While you want to heal and rejuvenate your skin, it might be difficult choosing what’s best for you with all the products and treatments on the market.

But fortunately, you don’t have to make that decision alone. The first step to restoring your skin is seeking professional help from an esthetician. These licensed professionals have a wide variety of products available and know how to treat specific concerns.

With an esthetician’s consultation, he or she can analyze your skin and choose the best treatment option for you. Here are just a few of the treatment options your esthetician might choose to bring your skin back to life:

Facials

Not only can facials relax you, but they can also treat acne, improve blood circulation or fight signs of aging.

Facials involve specially designed washes, lotions and sometimes masks, so it’s best to get them done professionally and at least once a month to exfoliate dead cells that have been regenerated.

Peels

Peels are one step above facials. They involve chemicals to exfoliate and remove the top layer of your skin to show new, untouched skin. Peels help remove deep facial wrinkles, deep acne scars, severe sun damage and severe skin discoloration.

Microdermabrasion 

Coined the “lunchtime facial” because you’re in and out in as little as 30 minutes, microdermabrasion is best for minor skin problems and early signs of aging.

The non-invasive, painless treatment uses a spray of microcrystals to remove the dead and dull surface layers. It helps treat oily skin, enlarged or clogged pores, fine lines, mild acne scars and mild complexion problems.

Microneedling  

Hundreds of tiny needles pricking your face might not sound appealing, but microneedling is virtually painless and reduces wrinkles, fine lines, scars, stretch marks, sun damage and pigmentation.

Microneedling uses fine needles to create hundreds of invisible puncture wounds. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process and induces collagen production to strengthen the epidermis.

LED Treatment

Low level light therapy is the application of light energy to the body to obtain therapeutic benefits. It produces a natural photo-biochemical reaction similar to the process of plant photosynthesis and has a wide range of benefits, such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles, improving uneven skin tone and reducing pore size.

You don’t have to make a decision today if you’re searching for options to help your skin look its best. With a wide array of treatments, an esthetician can help you make the most informed decision for your skin. Visit a licensed esthetician today and get your skin back to a glowing you.