With microneedling, the body’s natural healing powers is used to fix many common skin concerns. Also known as collagen induction therapy (CIT), microneedling is a technique that uses an instrument called Dermaroller or Dermapen to make numerous pricks to the skin. It is done by rolling the device back and forth across the skin's surface.
By creating these micro-wounds, you trick your body into thinking it's under attack and start sending collagen production into high gear to heal the wounds quickly. This helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improves pores, acne and acne scars, and stretch marks.
There are many benefits to microneedling:
One of the main benefits of microneedling is that it can help improve the appearance of the skin. Microneedling can stimulate collagen production, which can help plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Additionally, microneedling can also help improve skin elasticity and firmness.
Microneedling can also be helpful for people who have scars. The micro-injuries created by the needles can help break down scar tissue and promote healing. This can help reduce the appearance of scars.
Microneedling is often recommended for scars that are:
- Red or pink in color
- Raised or bumpy in texture
- Wide or uneven in shape
- Persistent or difficult to treat
Microneedling may also be beneficial for acne scars. Results vary from person to person, but most people see improvement over time.
Although many patients are happy with the appearance of their scars after microneedling, it may take weeks or months for results to show. To get the best results, you need to be committed to an ongoing treatment plan. Follow your provider's instructions on how to care for your skin at home. This will help ensure that you see optimal benefits from this procedure.
Stretch marks are a common concern amongst many individuals. They're more likely to affect people who are overweight or pregnant, but they can also affect anyone who gains or loses a significant amount of weight within a short amount of time.
Stretch marks are markings that can occur on the skin when it's stretched too thin. They typically appear as reddish or purple lines and can be anywhere from a few inches to a few feet long. Stretch marks can happen to anyone at any age, but they're most likely to show up during puberty.
Most stretch marks are caused by genetics, which is why if your mother has them, you probably will too...but even if you don't share her genes, it doesn't mean you're immune! While most stretch marks fade over time (and never disappear) with proper care, microneedling can improve the appearance of the stretch marks over time.
Microneedling is safe for all skin types and is a non-irritating treatment that causes minimal discomfort. You may experience some redness and swelling after your microneedling treatment, but any side effects will be short-lived as your skin begins to heal.
Microneedling is a great tool for rejuvenating aging skin, improving acne scars and stretch marks. To see these amazing results for yourself, book a session with your aesthetician’s office so an expert technician can perform a consultation session tailored just for what works best for you.
However, if are a Licensed Aesthetician, Registered Nurse (RN), Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) and would like to learn microneedling online and in-person, inquire about our Beginner to Microneedling Course.
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced practitioner, this one-day course will give all learners the skills to differentiate between Korean, U.S.A., Japanese, and European methods of microneedling.
Get hands-on training across multiple techniques and treatments for all skin types and conditions with emphasis on safety. You'll also get expert guidance to ensure your practice thrives long into the future!