Are you concerned about scarring caused by hyperpigmentation, acne or sun damage? Maybe you have noticed an increase in fine lines and wrinkles on your skin. Or perhaps you simply want to revitalize your skin and improve its quality. If so, microneedling might be the treatment for you!
Microneedling, also known as collagen induction therapy, is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that helps to address a number of skin concerns including acne or hyperpigmentation scars, aging skin and even stretch marks. The treatment involves the use of a medical hand-held device, made up of fine sterilized needles, that is gently gliding across your skin to create small, surface-level puncture wounds in the epidermis. The puncturing of the skin triggers your body’s natural healing response to create new tissue, boost collagen and improve elasticity for healthier, tighter, brighter and younger-looking skin.
During your initial consultation at Skin Society Bar, we will assess your skin to determine the best course of treatment for you and whether the microneedling procedure will work for your skin type for optimal results. Although microneedling is safe for almost everyone, if you suffer from severe and active acne or any known wound healing problems, you may opt for a different treatment. Rest assured, we can assign the best skin regimen for you.
Benefits of a Microneedling Treatment
Microneedling is an excellent procedure that resurfaces the skin without the need for any intrusive treatments such as laser or cosmetic surgery. By employing the body’s natural healing mechanisms and stimulating collagen, the abundant protein found in your skin, you can enjoy natural results in just a few sessions with minimal downtime. Did we mention that the treatment is virtually painless?
Here are some of the benefits you can expect from a microneedling treatment:
Premature aging is a common issue that may be caused by stress, an unhealthy lifestyle or smoking and environmental factors such as pollution. If you are struggling with aging, loose or dull skin, you may wish to consider microneedling to address the visibility of fine lines or wrinkles and sagging skin caused by the natural aging process. Microneedling provokes cell regeneration and boosts collagen production in areas such as the eyes, mouth and forehead to significantly reduce the appearance of aging factors. In fact, after a single session, you will notice smoother and tighter-looking skin that glows.
Tightens your Pores
You may notice that you have enlarged pores which can be the result of genetics or oxidative stress, and ultimately, make you more prone to skin conditions such as acne and blackheads. Thankfully, microneedling treatments can tighten the size of your pores and clean out any trapped dirt beneath the skin to diminish the bacteria that causes bacteria for healthier, smoother and better-looking skin.
Stimulates Collagen Production
Collagen is an important component of our skin that keeps it vibrant and youthful. As we get older, our collagen production begins to slow down which can cause our skin to become dull. As the microneedles are applied to your skin, the natural healing process is triggered for skin cell regeneration and the enhancement of collagen which encourages the growth of healthier skin.
Address Scars & Stretch Marks
If you have ever suffered from acne but have finally managed to get rid of it, you may notice that you have been left with an unfortunate reminder through scarring. We recommend microneedling to all of our clients who wish to address scars caused by acne, stretch marks and even burns. This is because the needles used during the treatment stimulate both collagen and elastin production through deep penetration beneath the surface of the skin. As your skin is deeply penetrated, your body begins to make way for the development of new skin cells. At the Skin Society Bar, we will provide you with a plan so that you may tackle your scars or stretch marks with regular treatment.
Fight Sun Damage
If you love tanning and days in the sun, you may have noticed hyperpigmentation and age spots caused by sun exposure on your skin. This can appear as blotchy and brown spots on all areas of the body. Through the stimulation of new collagen and skin regeneration, you can reinvigorate and rejuvenate your skin with microneedling.
Improve the Effectiveness of Topical Products
After your microneedling treatment, we will discuss which serums, lotions and moisturizers that should be applied to your skin for maximum results. These topical products will better deliver to the deeper parts of your dermis since the microneedling treatment creates small puncture wounds or microholes in your skin, allowing it to be received better.
Fewer Side Effects than Other Procedures
Unlike treatments such as laser resurfacing therapy or chemical peels which can be quite harsh to your skin, particularly if delicate or sensitive, microneedling comes with very few side effects and minimal downtime. Within 24 to 72 hours of your microneedling procedure, you can enjoy rejuvenated, glowing skin.
Addressing your skin concerns can be daunting but we can help. If you are interested in learning more about how microneedling can change the appearance of your skin, book a consultation with one of our specialists today!