Micro-needling has to be one of my favourite treatments. The reason I go back to it time and time again for my clients is because it delivers great results. Here is an introduction to the treatment.
What is micro-needling?
Micro-Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy is a roller device which is moved over the skins surface. Your skin will start to naturally regenerate, working below the surface to lift and firm. New skin cells are generated and blood supply is enhanced. Signs of regeneration are seen within a few weeks and the process will continue over the following months, providing you with a gradual and long lasting enhancement.
How does it work?
The rolling action creates tiny punctures in the skins surface. Firstly this is a huge positive in relation to penetration of ingredients. One of your skins main roles is protection; it is so good at protection that it often blocks cosmetic ingredients from penetrating. Micro-needling effectively creates tiny channels in the skins surface allowing active ingredients to drop easily into the deeper layers where we can achieve exceptional results. In fact micro-needling has been shown to increase penetration into the skin by up to 80%.
These tiny punctures also spur your skin into repair mode creating a cascade of growth factors which stimulate the production of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. This process of natural rejuvenation can go on for up to 3 months after one treatment helping to plump lines and wrinkles, increase tone, fade acne scarring and reduce open pores. It also increases circulation to your skin giving an incredible healthy glow.
Who is it for? Anyone with the following skin concerns:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Lack of tone
- Open pores
- Acne scarring
- Dull skin
- Rough or uneven texture