Microneedling is quickly becoming one of the hottest skincare trends on the market. Whether you have hyper pigmentation, wrinkles, or even acne scars, microneedling might be the revolutionary procedure you need to incorporate in your beauty routine. So what is microneedling, and how can it save your skin?
What Is Microneedling?
Microneedling (or collagen induction therapy) involves rolling fine needles across your face to create puncture wounds in the top layer of the skin. Don’t worry though – it’s not nearly as gruesome as it sounds. The puncture wounds these microneedlers create are invisible, and the whole procedure is minimally invasive.
The purpose of microneedling is to simulate minor injuries to your skin which will promote cell turnover and collagen production to heal those injuries. This healing process improves the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, scarring, and enlarged pores.
Does It Hurt?
While this whole thing might sound incredibly painful, the needle lengths readily available to consumers aren’t large enough to cause any real pain. At most, you may see some redness and experience a bit of itchiness following the procedure, but that’s about it.
Which Needle Length Should I Use?
There are several needle lengths available to consumers, and the size you need will depend on your skin goals. To break it down simply, here are the typical uses for at-home needle lengths:
.25 mm – .25 mm needles are used to enhance the absorption of your favorite skincare products or serums. This can lead to increased effectiveness of the products you already use in your everyday routine.
Frequency: Can be used every day
.5 mm – .5 mm needles are used to treat shallow wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and light facial scarring.
Frequency: No more than once per week
1 mm – 1 mm needles are the minimum length required to promote collagen reproduction. It is used to efficiently treat deeper scars and wrinkles.
Frequency: No more than twice per month
It’s important to adhere to these suggested frequencies, as you need to allow your skin time to recover from the procedure. This is not only to protect your skin, but to maximize your results from each use.
Furthermore, when microneedling at home, you do not want to exceed the 1 mm needle length, as anything longer can cause pain and lead to adverse side effects. You’ll want to leave anything longer to the professionals.
You can purchase microneedlers in a variety of lengths on Amazon.
How Can I Maximize My Results?
By pairing at-home microneedling with a monthly facial, you can expect to see significant improvements to your complexion in a very short period of time. Contact Shelley’s Day Spa and Salon to make an appointment today.