Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive treatment to aid in rejuvenation of the skin. A pen-like device with fine needles creates tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin, which stimulates your skin’s natural ability to heal itself, and in the process produces collagen and elastin. Results can include improved texture and firmness, as well as a reduction in scars, brown spots, pore size, and stretch marks. Microneedling may also be combined with a topical treatment, like PRP (platelet rich plasma) or another vitamin-rich serum. The skin’s repair process begins almost immediately and results in a thicker dermis and softened wrinkles or scars.
What happens to my skin?
There is no tissue destruction with micro needling. The small channels in the epidermis close very quickly and the skin begins a healing response right away. Depending on the depth of the skin defect, you may see only redness, or you may experience some pinpoint bleeding which stops almost immediately. Typically, a topical hyaluronic serum, or stem cells from your own drawn blood is applied to your skin to be absorbed and aid in healing.
What areas can be treated?
Micro needling can safely be used on nearly all parts of the body with the most frequent treatments being on the
Is Microneedling new?
Micro needling has been used for decades in Europe in various forms, from blocked stamps to hand rollers to the new automated pens that make the process fast, consistent and for the most part, quite comfortable. Not until recently has it been made famous by Kim Kardashian on social media, posting her bloody face all while still looking glam!
What does Microneedling feel like?
The high-speed motor causes the needle penetration to occur very quickly which means it will feel more like a sandpaper sensation than needles. Here at New Image Beauty Bar, a topical numbing gel is applied generously, and continuously, to take away most discomfort of the treatment. The more uncomfortable parts of the face are the forehead, chin, and nose, as you would imagine, since there is more bone than flesh. Immediately following, a 24k Gold Masque is applied to soothe the sunburn sensation, and reap the benefits of firming, tightening, and brightening.
What will I look like after?
You’ll likely look as if you have a sunburn following treatment. This will last the rest of the day, to several days or a week depending on treatment depth. You will be advised to not wash your face for 24 hours, to let your blood continue to penetrate your open pores. Treat your skin gently and refrain from acid-containing products for a week or longer. Powder or liquid foundation can be worn the day following your procedure if necessary, but it is recommended you let your skin breathe for as long as possible.
How many treatments will I need?
Typically the average person needs 3-5 treatments to see everlasting results depending on your skin concern. You will need consecutive treatments to benefit from microneedling, every 6-8 weeks.
So we welcome you to come to New Image Beauty Bar and get this treatment done by Alicia, rock the red-face look for a few days, and then wake up to admire your celebrity glow!