By Kelly Hollands @glow_beauty_skincare_wellbeing
Microneedling – what is it and what are the benefits?
Microneedling or Collagen Induction Therapy, as it is also known, is a multi-purpose treatment that targets everything from acne scars to hair loss.
As well as having a passion for skincare and all things beauty, I offer various non-invasive treatments that target many skin and body concerns and microneedling is one of my most popular treatments with my clients.
What is Microneedling?
It’s a process where a professional therapist runs a tool over the area requiring treatment. This tool contains small needles which prick the skin. By creating minor injuries where skin has been damaged, microneedling encourages your body to repair by generating new production of collagen and elastin to give smoother, firmer, more toned skin. After treatment, you will also find any topical products are better absorbed into the skin.
On the face and body Microneedling can improve:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Sun damage
- General scarring
- Stretch marks
- Skin tone
- Loose skin
- Large pores
The Million Dollar Facial is an extremely popular treatment which includes Dermaplaning, a lymphatic drainage massage, microneedling of the face and a Hyaluronic Acid Mask to hydrate and plump the skin.
This treatment will boost collagen, promote healthy circulation and help to tighten and lift skin. One of the many advantages associated with the Million Dollar Facial is that clients usually see some signs of improvement within a week, with more dramatic results developing over the next three or four weeks as skin heals.
The same treatment can also be performed on the body, so if you’re determined to get rid of your stretch marks for good and considering treatment options, you may consider the Million Dollar Body.
Is Microneedling effective for treating stretch marks?
Stretch marks are scars that form in the middle layer of skin and like scars from injuries, they do not go away on their own. While they may fade over time, getting rid of stretch marks requires undergoing a treatment that can penetrate the top layer of skin and affect the middle layer of skin where stretch mark scars form.
The process of microneedling on stretch marks requires a long enough needle to impact the middle layer of skin. When skin is damaged through the microneedling process, it triggers the development of collagen and elastin in your body, which will promote skin regeneration in the damaged areas. The skin regeneration process can encourage new skin growth in areas with stretch marks, improving the tone and texture of skin and reducing the appearance of stretch marks.
Is Microneedling effective for hair loss?
Yes, Microneedling can help anyone who is suffering with hair loss or thinning of the hair. The procedure works in the same way with the production of collagen which also helps to maintain healthy hair follicles. Whilst microneedling promotes collagen production in the scalp just like it does on the face, it also brings blood flow and nutrients to the scalp and induces new stem cells that support hair growth.
Unfortunately, if the client has baldness or baldness in certain areas, Microneedling will be unable to help.
When will I see results?
As soon as the deepest layers of your skin are penetrated by the needles, “micro-wounds” are created. This triggers your body’s wound healing processes to heal those micro wounds immediately. However, the most dramatic results will not be visible until four to six weeks after treatment.
Microneedling should not be performed on anyone with keloid scars or a part history of them.