Need Collagen? Microneedling Will Point You In The Right Direction
Updated: Dec 16, 2022
When will people realize that one of the major keys in defying the aging process is to create collagen?
As we get older collagen production naturally decreases. Add exposure to UV light and too much sugar intake, the tissues supporting the development of your bones, tendons, and cartilage just don’t stand a chance.
“Help Sandra! My skin is so dehydrated and thin looking…how do I stop these lines and wrinkles?!”
Relax, don’t panic. My answer is simple, microneedling!
WHAT IS MICRONEEDLING?
In short, microneedling is a cosmetic procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles. This can sound scary but topical cream can be used to numb the skin and even the most sensitive areas, like your upper lip, becomes more of an uncomfortable sensation rather than painful.
I’m sure you’re wondering how on earth this connects to collagen; what does microneedling actually do?
By creating trauma to the surface of your skin with microneedling it cues the body's natural healing process, which not only results in more firm and tight skin, but this kicks start the production of collagen.
It’s true that your face may appear a bit, let’s be honest, scary post treatment but rest assured that it will bounce back healthier as the micro-injuries put your skin into repair mode.
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO AFTER A MICRONEEDLING TREATMENT?
Do not put on makeup for 24 hours post treatment.
Use a protective skin barrier cream that was recommended by your clinician.
Avoid heavy foundation or concealer for 72 hours.
Either sleep with a towel covering your pillow case and/or be sure to change and wash your pillowcase the next day.
Use a gentle cleanser.
APPLY SUNSCREEN DAILY! (you were doing this already right?!)
For best results you will need three sessions, every other week or once a month. After that it can be once every six months or once every year.
As always you must be kind to your skin and give it time to heal. Make sure you wait at least two weeks before getting botox or a filler injection. You will be amazed at how quickly your skin bounces back and your regular beauty routine can resume, only this time with smoother and tighter skin.
What is microneedling good for?
Microneedling really is an excellent treatment for reducing acne and scarring; however, clients should avoid it when there are open lesions present on their skin. Other areas of concern that microneedling targets include:
At Prestige Beauty Bar we utilize the Dermapen 4, it creates vertical fractional channels up to 104% times faster than other microneedling pens. If you want results, we know how to provide them.
With the understanding that collagen is key to maintaining youthful looking skin, microneedling is the perfect treatment to stimulate its production. CLICK HERE to book your appointment or CONTACT US to chat about microneedling for your skin.