Are you dealing with acne scars, bumps from clogged pores, etc…. then this may be perfect for you!
If you Google Microneedling and MicroChanneling, you may find it called “collagen induction therapy”. The main goal is to strengthen your skin. A device with fine needles (not as scary as it sounds) adds very tiny punctures in the top layer of the skin. Your trained esthetician will use a tool that has 36 super-tiny needles in the tip, which can be adjusted. This tells your body to create new collagen and elastin. Results can help with smoothness, radiance, a balance skin tone, a lifted appearance feeling and looking softer and firmer.
Yes. It may sound scary due to having the word “needle” in the name, but it’s actually considered an effective way to do a facial – aside from the numbing cream involved. According to Dr. Sheila Nazarian, a Beverly Hills-based plastic surgeon, “It’s such a safe procedure, and is great for filling in acne scars.”
As with all skin treatments, it depends on what is being treated and the severity of the issue. If your skin is good and you take care of it, you can microneedle every 3 to 6 months, but someone with more scaring should plan more often as advised by your trained esthetician.
It shouldn’t hurt! Your esthetician will numb the skin with a numbing cream. After, you can expect the skin to be a little pink. you cold feel a bit of “itchness” afterwards due to your skin healing (doing what it’s suppose to do).
In the perfect world, you would want to avoid putting on makeup for the rest of the day, although it is safe to put it on later in the night if you must go out. Avoiding retinol or anything too active for a few days is recommended. Your esthetician will give you specific instructions.