Microneedling isn’t a new treatment – it’s been practiced in various forms for over 20 years – but recently, this facial treatment has experienced a bit of a renaissance, but what exactly is it? For those now familiar with microneedling, the treatment uses a roller covered in tiny needles to injure the skin, and this encourages the body to flood the area with collagen and elastin, fostering natural healing. It damages the skin to heal it.
Not sure if microneedling is for you? If you have any of these skin complaints, this simple treatment could be just what you need to get that healthy, even glow, no chemicals required.
Eliminate Acne Scars
If you had acne when you were younger, your skin may look pitted in certain areas, particularly the cheeks, chin, and forehead. The reason this works so well is that the needles used in the procedure damage the skin just enough to revitalize the area. Old skin peels away, topical treatments penetrate more deeply, and the body’s natural collagen and elastin fill in the old scars so that they even out and disappear. With just a single treatment per month over several months, you’ll see significant improvements. This treatment can also be used for other types of facial scarring, such as chicken pox scars or those resulting from past injuries.
Reduce Your Wrinkles
Wrinkles are a natural part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean you need to welcome their arrival. Microneedling peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, which appear because our skin’s natural collagen breaks down with age. At Illuminate Spa, we further enhance our microneedling treatments using platelet rich plasma, which is extracted from your own blood and can help your skin heal more quickly after treatments. Your skin will be red and irritated and may even have come visible damage after treatment, but the platelets will kick-start the healing and help your wrinkles fade away.
Treat Pigment Problems
Uneven pigmentation can be embarrassing and frustrating, whether it stems from acne, sun damage, conditions like Addison’s disease, or even taking contraceptives, and trying to cover dark or red spots with makeup can eat up your day. That’s where microneedling can help. Research by dermatologists on patients with a variety of skin tones showed that the majority saw significant improvement in their hyperpigmentation – and a serious boost in confidence.
Microneedling is a gentler alternative to chemical peels, yet offers many of the same results – and even those without serious skin issues can benefit from the treatment. By using your body’s own healing mechanisms to support your skin’s natural beauty, you can get that glow, no matter your age or past skin problems.
Book a Free Consultation and get a complimentary VISIA skin analysis with one of our expert providers at at an Illuminate Face & Body location near you: Brentwood, Calabasas, Irvine, Las Vegas, Newport Beach or Santa Clara.